Speaking to Cape Talk’s John Maytham about the impact of government’s localisation policy on the economy, CDE’s executive director Ann Bernstein argues: “The government has to buy all sorts of services and products and, because they are forced to do so only through local firms, the costs are higher and often the products aren’t as good.”

This interview was based CDE’s new report: “The Seven Sins of Localisation: Can South Africa afford this costly policy?