What is your view of the economic outlook for South Africa? Over the past few months, as sentiment has improved, the South African economy has enjoyed a favourable re-evaluation. Many institutions that produce growth forecasts, including public sector bodies such as the Reserve Bank, expect the economy to perform better than it has over the past few years. So far, this has seen moderate upward revisions in the short- to medium-term outlook. The aspiration, however, is to unlock the economy's potential by addressing some impediments to growth. This requires policy clarity, higher levels of investment and more efficient government at all levels. Is South Africa able to attract R1-trillion in investment, as Ramaphosa has suggested? It is important to note that this is a five- year target and includes both local and international investment, and investment by state-owned enterprises. This is meant to be a broad effort to marshal the resources that are needed to fundamentally alter and e...

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