Steenhuisen’s party, while criticised for privileging historically white-only communities and neglecting black suburbs, has so far stayed clear of leaders mired in corruption.
But he tells The Africa Report that South Africa is in a perilous position needing an extensive package of reforms to get it back on a growth trajectory.
He blames the country’s low growth, high unemployment of up to 42% of those actively looking for work, and inability to attract investment and international capital on the decades of legislated race discrimination that characterised apartheid.
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