HOW CAN ECONOMIC GROWTH BE CREATED?- Minister Finance South Africa

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South Africa - FEBRUARY 2019

The Honourable Minister of Finance, Mr Tito Mboweni, has called on South Africans to send him and his team ideas on how South Africa can boost its economic growth. The Treasury said in a statement on 24 January 2019 that the Minister would like to hear from South Africans about how the country can achieve faster and more equitable growth, and what the government can do differently to grow the economy.1)
It is a privilege to have this opportunity and a pleasure to present this submission to the Minister of Finance.

Fanie Brink

An independent agricultural economist, advisor and mentor with more than 40 years of experience in the agricultural industry in South Africa. He was for almost 22 years a Senior Agricultural Economist with Agri SA and Deputy General Manager: Research and Development with Grain South Africa. He was the most of his career directly involved in the profitability and sustainability of grain and oilseeds production, food security and the
development of a biofuels strategy for the government. He is also a member of a group of 30 economists in the country who evaluate and predict the state of the economy in South Africa on a monthly basis for the Business School of the University of Stellenbosch. He obtained a BSc-Agric degree from the University of the Free State in 1974 and a MSc- Agric degree from the University of Pretoria in 1978.