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Submitted by Ian on
Thanks Sandeep for trying to explain this issue which has dogged South Africa. Whilst I wouldn't necessarily agree with everything you have said, it is the first time that I have read an article which does not parrot many of the myths that are currently peddled in the South African and international media and blazes its own trial of analysis. Have you considered whether some of the growth is in the informal sector? This is very large in South Africa and is obviously not as accurately tracked as the formal sector. Could this possibly explain why the growth is so anaemic whilst in countries like Malaysia much of the growth is by large multinationals and so is easier to track / report?