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Can South Africa Balance Business with Populism?

Stephen Rakowski
Sub-Saharan Africa Analyst, Stratfor
1 MIN READFeb 28, 2018 | 23:18 GMT

South Africa’s new leadership wants it both ways, explains Stratfor Sub-Saharan Africa Analyst Stephen Rakowski. First, it wants to improve investor confidence to help grow the economy. At the same time it wants to shore up support through populist measures like land expropriation ahead of the 2019 election. Striking a balance will prove key to the success of the new president.

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