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Assessing and promoting civil and minority rights in South Africa.

[Source: Business Day by Peter Attard Montalto.]

I hate new year’s resolutions. They invariably end up rapidly defunct (like doing “dry January” which ended for me this past Friday) or are improbable (I once tried to learn Arabic, I can now order falafel and that’s about it). Yet they still expose necessary truths by positing the start or  end of something — so here goes for SA.

Stop trying to invent new policy. Stop the never-ending hunt for a magical policy tree of new low-hanging fruit that are easy to implement at zero political cost. They don’t exist.

The total menu of policy options in this reform restaurant is already on the table — from the radically collectivist to the libertarian laissez-faire. What  SA needs to do is simply choose and implement with laser focus.

Continue reading here.

South Africa at a Glance
57 700 000 (mid 2018 estimate)
4.5% y/y in May 2019 (CPI) & +6.4 y/y in May 2019 (PPI)
-3.2% q/q (1st quarter of 2019)
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