So much emphasis is placed on what’s best for big business and government in SA when we speak of the country’s growth prospects that it presents a rather one-sided picture of the state of the economy.

As important as big companies are to the economy, there’s much greater importance in ensuring small and medium-sized firms find their own parking space in the economy and policies are created for them to flourish. This was accentuated in last week’s third-quarter jobless figures which saw unemployment rise above the 30% mark...

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