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The sluggish growth of the South African domestic market due to socioeconomic, labour and energy supply challenges, exchange rate pressures and regulatory uncertainty in the resources sector is likely to continue having a cooling effect on inbound foreign direct investment in the near term.

The South African legal system is a mixed or hybrid, and uncodified system based on a legacy of RomanDutch common law, as influenced by English law. Statute and judicial precedent constantly develop upon, alter, and update this common law base. Alongside the civil law there exists a rich tapestry of customary law based on the cultures, beliefs and traditions of the South...

With 20% of public expenditure for 2014/15 going to education, what steps can be taken to ensure these resources are properly managed?

 

The education sector in South Africa remains a top priority for the state, with basic education receiving the largest slice of government expenditure in the most recent budget as stakeholders move to improve both the quality of learning and student outcomes. The post-secondary segment has also seen funding for research soar in recent years,...

What impact will the National Health Insurance (NHI) scheme have on demand and access?

Basic health indicators in South Africa have improved recently due to surging government expenditure aimed at combating communicable diseases that have exacerbated existing constraints within the public health system. The advent of universal health coverage under the National Health Insurance (NHI) scheme has led to a number of opportunities and challenges, offering the...

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