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Investment in South Africa remains low

Investment in South Africa remains low despite positively changing direction two years ago after the election, Danesh Ranchhod vice president and executive director of the Franklin Templeton Markets Equity said.

“The past two years have seen some change in direction; these include a new president with better intent, an election and subsequent change in cabinet ministers as well as an attempt to change the boards of weak state-owned institutions. While these remain positive developments the deterioration in the economy and state institutions still require serious attention,” said Ranchhod.

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He said South Africa has endured several years of weak economic growth, state-owned entity mismanagement, rampant corruption and a policy stall. Which he said that much of it originated and accelerated under the previous leadership with proof pointing to middlemen and government officials who mismanaged state entities.

The Franklin Templeton Markets Equity said it …