Lessons from China: Does SA stand for ‘Self Absorbed’?

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The voters have had their say but Shawn Hagedorn says it’s not time for ‘introspection’. And with the ratings agencies lurking like vultures action is needed, a workable growth model to be exact.

He draws on lessons from China 35 years ago, when then leadership abandoned isolationist biases to integrate into the global economy. Just as South Africa’s political economy can’t be made to work in isolation now. An interesting read. – Stuart Lowman 

By Shawn Hagedorn*

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