In an interview with Michael Avery on Fine Music Radio, CDE’s executive director Ann Bernstein outlines the harmful impact of localisation policy on the South African economy. Instead of localisation, Bernstein makes the case for reducing the cost of doing business in South Africa – so that people naturally buy local goods because they are better value for money.

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