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Assessing and promoting civil and minority rights in South Africa.

[Source: Business Day by Sunita Menon.]

SA needs a stronger education system to address the skills constraints hampering employment, the World Bank says.

This comes ahead of the unemployment statistics, which are expected to be released on Tuesday.

The legacy of Bantu education has created a skills shortage that has contributed to low growth, productivity and competitiveness, as well as persistently high unemployment, says a World Bank systematic country diagnostic report for SA released on Monday.

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South Africa at a Glance
57 700 000 (mid 2018 estimate)
5.1% y/y in July 2018 (CPI) & +6.1 y/y in July 2018 (PPI)
-0.7% q/q (2nd quarter of 2018)
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