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Weed out graft as SA falls behind Mauritius

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We should wonder how we fell from being Africa’s most powerful and sophisticated nation. Much of that is down to the mismanagement and plundering of the ANC government.


08 Jul 2020
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Weed out graft as SA falls behind Mauritius

Aerial view of Mauritius. Picture: iStock

While we were watching the Covid-19 wave and while we were looking to see what else the government could wreck, the little island nation of Mauritius achieved a global distinction that South Africa could not. The World Bank has confirmed that Mauritius has now entered the elite circle of “high income nations” (those with a per capita gross domestic product, GDP, of more than $12 536 or R214 312 per annum) – the first African nation do to so. Once, not too long ago, we South Africans still regarded ourselves as the kings of the continent, with the biggest economy...

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