In April, SA celebrates 27 years of a strong democracy that has brought political freedom for its people. However, despite structural reforms across all fronts, including in economic policy, the majority of South Africans continue to live in poverty and inequality remains a challenge. Unemployment is at a record 32.5%.

The ANC-led government has, since 1994, adopted several policy measures to reconstruct the SA economy. Key among these is an export-orientated economic growth strategy, which is critical for industrial development...

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