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The dispossessed:  A young man begs at an intersection in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal. (Tebogo Letsie)
The dispossessed: A young man begs at an intersection in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal. (Tebogo Letsie)

Mcebisi Jonas

A combination of external and internal factors will make the next few years difficult for South Africa to navigate.

The 2017 World Economic Forum in Davos highlighted a continued weak global economic outlook, rising global inequality and the emergence of populism and economic nationalism, illustrated by Brexit and the election of Donald Trump as US president. This brings a number of risks for emerging economies such as South Africa, which are highly dependent on external sources of capital and markets.

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