Africa Economics

Africa Economics Focus

3 March, 2017

S. Africa: Growth to accelerate, but recovery won’t last

After a grim 2016, growth in South Africa will recover more quickly than most expect, reaching 2.0% in 2017 and 1.7% in 2018. But this would still be a woeful outcome for a country at South Africa’s income level. And we expect that growth will slow further in 2019. Before examining how South Africa’s economy will perform over the coming years, it’s important to understand what caused growth to slow to a crawl in 2016. Discussions of South Africa’s economy often centre on its many structural

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