Adam Tooze: The Mixed Record of South Africa’s Economy Since Apartheid
Its GDP has surged, but deep inequalities persist.
South Africa is today the world’s 36th-largest economy, measured by GDP. Yet it still suffers extraordinary inequality, a legacy of its history of apartheid. That makes it one of the world’s great economic success stories of the last 30 years—but also a very unusual one.
Cameron Abadi is a deputy editor at Foreign Policy. Twitter: @CameronAbadi
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