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Op-ed: The Democratic Advantage


REALCLEARWORLD: Democracy won. The Wall fell. Freedom triumphed. Then we blinked and political paralysis, a global financial crisis, economic downgrades and defaults shook our faith….

Get SEZs right and cash in on Asia’s rising labour costs


TURBULENCE in the global economy has obscured what may be an important development: labour costs in China have begun to rise. Millions of jobs may relocate to other parts of the world. This is an important opportunity for SA. We should compete to host a sizable proportion of these jobs. Special economic zones (SEZs) could be the ideal way for SA to test what is required to attract labour-intensive industries