Which party deserves your vote? It really is about the economy
The key question facing voters in the May 8 election is which party has the best policies to rescue the economy. Unfortunately, the options are uninspiring: the EFF’s fantasies spell ruin; the ZACP’s bold notions ignore reality; the DA has the best ideas but they’re fuzzy; and the ANC wants to implement the same old policies with more zeal
The economic policy thrust of the three main parties (the ANC, DA and EFF) differs fundamentally, but like the disruptive new player — the Capitalist Party of SA (ZACP), whose logo is a purple cow — all promise more jobs, faster growth and a better life for all. The big question is whether any party’s economic policy manifesto contains what is needed to get SA out of its low-growth trap and achieve sustainable, rapid growth.
PODCAST: Unpacking South Africa's decline