One of the most glaring consequences of the deep recession that has engulfed SA is that the economy has regressed to the 2007 real GDP level.

To get further perspective, I go back to 2007 and look at GDP per capita — the average GDP each citizen in a country produces, ignoring that some are below working age while others are too old to work — and compare SA with 22 countries that had roughly the same GDP per capita of between $10,000 and $13,000 (at purchasing power parity)...

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