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Ray Hartley Discusses Africa Survey’s Dim View of South African Business Practice

How to Fix South AfricaRay Hartley reflects on Good Governance Africa’s recently released Africa Survey, which illustrates how difficult it is to do business in South Africa.

Hartley, the author of How to Fix South Africa, describes a report John Endres, CEO of Good Governance Africa, presented to an international audience on the state of Africa. The report suggests South Africa is falling behind Nigeria, Ghana, and even countries such as Zimbabwe and Rwanda, when it comes to business practice and economic growth.

Mr Endres has just released Good Governance Africa’s mammoth 421-page Africa Survey, which contains just about any statistical measurement of society, business and economics on the continent.

Instead of looking for African countries that tick all the boxes — there are precious few — Mr Endres says it is more useful to look at those who are improving their governance scores.

Or not. As in the case of South Africa, which has a deteriorating score. South Africa is viewed as a “young, but pretty much stable democracy”, though Mr Endres says: “I’m not so sure.”

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  • How to Fix South Africa: The country’s leading thinkers on what must be done to create jobs edited by Ray Hartley
    EAN: 9780620549882
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