What would you like to hear first: the good news or the bad news? Or about the big grey area — that unexplored, longer-term terrain where SA’s future remains in the balance, caught between the prospect of a sustainable growth recovery or a debt trap?

Which way the country ultimately tips depends largely on whether the common good and evidence-based policy prevail over the populist clamour of vested interests. Either way, the next few months are going to get very noisy.

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