Madiba holiday ‘too expensive’

2013-12-19 00:00

MANY South Africans think Nelson Mandela should be honoured with a new public holiday. That’s a very bad idea, say economists.

The country’s economy earns about R1 billion every workday, and loses 70% of this every public holiday. 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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