Jabulani Sikhakhane | For economic recovery, social partners must dump assumptions of each other

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Jabulani Sikhakhane (Supplied)
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It would have been relatively easier for the social partners to agree on the reconstruction and recovery economic plan because of the dire economic circumstances that face South Africa. The real test of the strength of the compact will come when the plan hits stumbling blocks, writes Jabulani Sikhakhane. 


Since he assumed office in 2018, President Cyril Ramaphosa has made much of the fact that South Africa needs a social compact to dig itself out of its economic quagmire. The most recent instance was his address to Parliament last month on government’s economic reconstruction and recovery plan, which was an outcome of some compact.

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