This chapter looks at the role of regional government across the country. While the ruling African National Congress has largely stood for a strong central government, the capacity of local and provincial government to provide services and infrastructure to millions of South Africans has remained central to the evolution of the country during the post-apartheid period. However, a number of the smaller provinces are looking to increase their investment attractiveness, growth rates and economic diversification as well, which is helping to buttress development nationwide. This chapter contains an interview with Helen Zille, Premier of the Western Cape.
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The Report

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Interviews & Viewpoints

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OBG talks to Helen Zille, Premier of the Western Cape

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