Zim 2.0

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For those saying S.A is going the way of Zimbabwe, let's play spot the difference.

http://www.google.co.za/publicdata/...ZAF:ZWE&ifdim=region&hl=en_US&dl=en&ind=false

Things to note. Zim has always been a crap hole and there was no magical time where they were a rich country because they had more white farmers. Nor was there ever a nose dive into obscurity just general smooth sailing crapness.

S.A on the other hand since 2002 ? Boom ! Boom ! Boom !

I read a very stupid article the other day that said S.A was falling behind in growth compared to other African countries. A quick maths lesson.

I'm going to adjust the actual GDP to numbers people can understand more easily.

If I have 400 rand (South Africa)and grow it by 4% how many rand extra do I have ?

16 extra rand.

But if I have 5 rand and grow it by 12% (Mozambique, Angola etc) how many extra rand do I have ?

60 cents.

So after the year is done we have South Africa with 416 rand. And the other two with R5.60. A difference of 410.40

Let's go another year.

South Africa : R432.64
Others : 6.72

The gap is now 425.92. So how can anyone on their right mind say S.a is falling behind ? Keep in mind as the other countries grow they will desperately struggle to maintain 12 % growth. While they might grow as much or even more the growth presented as a percentage will shrink proportionally.
 
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Interesting to see how much richer we are getting per capita too.

http://www.google.co.za/publicdata/...ZAF:ZWE&ifdim=region&hl=en_US&dl=en&ind=false

Who would have thought it the way people carry on in these forums ? So given these facts why would anyone align with the foolish notion that there is any pattern between what has happened in South Africa and Zimbabwe ? What can a person do but laugh at such silliness ?

Sorry if I can't answer questions but I don't have enough privileges to post on this current affairs category. Regarding the Mugabe question, are you saying zim's gdp should be higher ? It's been pretty flat even compared to the Ian Smith so called "golden age" (which actually never was other than in the imagination of the whenwes). If those diamonds are of any significant value and are not being counted it's fair to say Zim is then better off now than it was before not so ?

Here is the comparison with other Brics countries.

http://www.google.co.za/publicdata/...CHN:IND&ifdim=region&hl=en_US&dl=en&ind=false

Here's the comparison of the tax rates paid in the brics countries (and zim).

http://www.google.co.za/publicdata/...CHN:IND&ifdim=region&hl=en_US&dl=en&ind=false

People saying it's difficult to business here might be interested in this.

http://www.google.co.za/publicdata/...CHN:IND&ifdim=region&hl=en_US&dl=en&ind=false

Great to see teenager pregnancies have drop over 20 per 100 000 over the past 10 years.

http://www.google.co.za/publicdata/...CHN:IND&ifdim=region&hl=en_US&dl=en&ind=false


Out of the Brics countries we also now have the second lowest depth of hunger ratio (close second to russia) so our farmers can't be doing too badly.

http://www.google.co.za/publicdata/...CHN:IND&ifdim=region&hl=en_US&dl=en&ind=false

Seeing as I was involved in some feminist topics this might also be interesting.

http://www.google.co.za/publicdata/...CHN:IND&ifdim=region&hl=en_US&dl=en&ind=false

To ricard. Who in their right mind doubts the S.A economy is not growing ? Take it up with the world bank and just about everyone else in economics. Actually scrap that...everyone else ! Someone has to put the facts on the table when people speak nonsense. What's so awful about that ? That's somethign I'll always feel entitled to do in a free society. PS : S.A tax revenues are growing.

http://www.southafrica.info/business/economy/sars-020412.htm
 
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Quick question: are the illegal diamonds traded by the Mugabe insiders included in the Zim GDP calculations?
 
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