Political volatility a key risk to SA's outlook - economists

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Johannesburg – Local politics and commodity prices are among key factors driving South Africa's economic cycle in 2017, say economists.

According to Standard Bank’s ‘The economy in 2017’ report, the biggest risk to economic growth will be political volatility, commodity prices and global growth.

The improvement of commodity prices in the second half of 2016 led to Standard Bank revising GDP growth projections from 1% to 1.4%, explained economists Kim Silberman and Walter de Wet.

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