South Africa: The Economic Challenge (BBC)

South Africa’s new president, Cyril Ramaphosa, will have a daunting in-tray, including a formidable economic agenda to tackle.

Growth under Jacob Zuma’s leadership has been weak and unemployment is painfully high.

It is one of the most unequal countries on the planet – the legacy of apartheid is still evident.

And businesses face many barriers that make it harder to contribute to addressing these problems.

Here are some figures to set out the challenge.


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