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OPINION | Why SA government doesn't want you to drive an electric car

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The motor industry has been South Africa's only authentic industrial success story since 1994. But, despite its globally recognised standing, government narrow-mindedness could be its undoing.

The growth of South Africa's automotive sector is unlinked to local demand. In truth, the domestic market has been shrinking for years and remains nowhere near its 2006 peak. Exports are what matter.

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