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South Africa: The battle for jobs, growth and equality

October 1, 2013

Power station site in Limpopo, South Africa—part of government’s infrastructure investment drive (photo: Siphiwe Sibeko/Reuters/Newscom)

Despite its many achievements since the transition to majority rule, South Africa struggles with low growth, widespread unemployment, and sharp social tensions.  The IMF says Africa’s largest economy needs to pursue structural reforms to boost growth and create jobs for a growing population.

Laura Papi, IMF, African Department