If nothing is done to transform the economy, it is guaranteed that there will be no progress - but acting recklessly would also push SA into deep economic stress, President Jacob Zuma told the ANC's 54th national conference on Saturday.  "We must tread carefully but act because of the serious economic challenges facing our country currently. "The economy remains fragile... Improved policy implementation, which must be a key focus area in this conference, will improve the employment and investment outcome," he said. Zuma was delivering his final political report to the conference. These comments on the economy come at a time when Zuma, a few hours before delivering his report, announced free higher education for the poor and working class - which the National Treasury has previously deemed affordable. It also comes after a self-made economic crisis in SA stemming from his removal of Nhlanhla Nene as finance minister in 2015 and replacing him with backbencher Des van Rooyen. Earlier t...

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