Few economists predicted a better 2020 (SA economy off to a shaky start in 2020, (https://www.businesslive.co.za/bd/economy/2020-01-10-sa-economy-off-to-a-shaky-start-in-2020/) January 10). The unemployment figures have been increasing every quarter for the past decade. The only thing the government has been able to do is to have workshops, commissions of inquiry, discussions and summits. Nothing has resulted from any of this.

It should be noted that many mainstream economists do try to be positive, to give an upbeat message so as to boost the institutions they represent. Despite this, the messages we saw at the end of 2019 already looked bleak. ..

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