Mandela: Backbone of business

2013-12-08 14:01

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SA thrived after the release of Nelson Mandela. He was a magnet for capital. Mamello Masote speaks to business leaders about Madiba’s influence

Under his leadership, various economic policies were introduced: the Reconstruction and Development Programme (RDP), to provide basic needs such as housing to black people, the Growth, Employment and Redistribution (GEAR) policy - to liberalise the economy through privatisation and encourage foreign investment as well as Black Economic Empowerment (BEE), to redistribute assets and opportunities to previously disadvantaged groups. He brought foreign investors to the country and oversaw the economy’s revival from the laager into the world economy. publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

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