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It would be easy to conclude global consulting group McKinsey is talking its book with conclusions reached in a report on the best way ahead of SA. But that would be missing the obvious. Walk around the country’s financial heartland of Sandton and you have to notice its all-pervasive construction activity. Cranes seem to be everywhere as new premises are built for legal, accounting and other services groups. South Africa may no longer possess the largest economy on the continent, but its services sector is decades ahead of those elsewhere in Africa. McKinsey argues that services provides an ideal focus point – one that can be leveraged into creating of hundreds of thousands of “decent” jobs. Trouble is, the sector is haemorrhaging its highly skilled, globally mobile inmates at an alarming rate. And turning that around will take more than another onslaught of political hot air. – Alec Hogg
By Carin Smith of News24
Cyril Ramaphosa: The Audio Biography
Listen to the story of Cyril Ramaphosa's rise to presidential power, narrated by our very own Alec Hogg.