What must the SA government do to achieve better economic growth?

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Finance Minister Tito Mboweni has asked for proposals on how to achieve equitable economic growth as part of his preparation for tabling the National Budget on 26 February.

The minister would particularly like views on what government can do to achieve faster, and more equitable economic growth.

What do you think the SA government must do to achieve better economic growth?
 

Arthur

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Same answer as given to King Louis:

Laissez-faire! Leave us alone!
Scrap the 10 000 laws and regulations that restrict, cramp, curtail, limit, regulate and prevent adult human beings from freely entering into commercial bargains.

Of course that'll never happen, so we're doomed to mediocrity.
 

Hamster

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Approve IPPs
Import teachers that know what they are doing
Prioritise job creation (foreign investors are great with this)

Who are we kidding. Raise taxes, mumble some encouraging bullshit, close your eyes and hope for the best like you lot always do.
 

Urist

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Form little councils of workmen, or "soviets" to make all the decisions.
 

Praemon

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  • Close and liquidate SAA
  • Approve renewal IPPs, and allow city's to generate their own power
  • Remove exchange control so South African businesses can compete internationally
Ultimately, the government needs to stop getting in the way, because they are the biggest hindrance at the moment to economic growth.
 

garp

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We all know what to do, this has been discussed to death. And it's a pointless conversation because we also all know that they would never have the political will to do any of it, not for as long as the ANC is in power.
 

Ian Reynolds

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They need to employ suitably qualified people to posts and do away with cadre deployment no matter what they did during the "struggle"
 

redspark

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Cut the business red tape! Too many damn laws that inhibit investment of any kind.
 

Fulcrum29

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Be lax with the private sector, support small business, encourage investments without intervention and only apply empowerment policies to the public sector, and lastly the tender system needs to be reviewed and appointments made on merit. Pump the proceeds back into education and sustainable development than into your own pockets.

Easier said than done. Government cannot turn heel on what they have already written.
 

Sarg3_ZN

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Scrap AA and BEE.
Labour laws need to be revised they need to be business friendly but the employee should not be exploited.
Ban Unions they are the other spanner in the economy.
Start manning and patrolling the borders, we have too many people that you can barely habdle here and it's increasing daily.
Corruption needs to be stopped and dealt with, should be priority number 1.
Child support grants are limited to one per female/couple in their life time, if you had a child great we can help but if you have more than one then good luck with that don't make your problem every one else's problem.
Fix education, revert to the curriculum used pre 2000 if the little retarded snowflakes can't handle that then tough they need to grow a pair or two.
Crime needs to be brought under some sense of control.
SOE's need to all get closed or privatised.
 
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