Stellenbosch Research Associate in New York Times debate

Posted by Johan Fourie on 2013-07-29

Julius Agbor, Research Associate in the Department of Economics at Stellenbosch University, was recently invited to discuss the future of the South African economy in a New York Times Room for Debate event. Dr Agbor argued that "to break away from the vicious circle of tepid growth, perverse distributional incentives and low investment, South Africa needs to shift from deficit-financed consumption and reliance on heavy manufacturing and, instead, develop light manufacturing to employ the many South Africans with low skills." More of the debate can be found here.

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