How South Africa Works and Must Do Better.

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HOW SOUTH AFRICA WORKS AND MUST DO BETTER

BY GREG MILLS AND JEFFREY HERBST

R250 MACMILLAN (SA) ISBN: 978-1-84904-656-5

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South Africa faces a ticking time-bomb in the shape of an ever-growing youth unemployment curse, and the government's failure to address this is leading inexorably to disaster. As the authors note, the current statistics are dreadful and are not showing any sign of improvement.

In a society that is already bifurcated by inequality, this is a veritable poisoned chalice. Combined with South Africa's major economic issues (described in a series of chapters on specific sectors--agriculture, manufacturing, services, and mining), it reinforces the country's policy challenges. Amidst the gloomy...

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