What is killing economic growth in South Africa?
Well, according to the (previous) public protector the state has been captured. Cryptic? Okay, William Easterly from NYU suggests in one of his books that governments can kill growth by, amongst other things, running high public deficits and providing poor public services. Not enough? He also suggests that corruption is not a good idea for growth. Perhaps Easterly has a valid point (as well as the previous public protector). Do you want to know more? Then either attend my lectures, or read Easterly's book.
I am Associate Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Pretoria, South Africa.