Expand the public service, especially in healthcare and education

After 28 years of neoliberal restructuring of the apartheid state and the decimation of its capacity through austerity, state capture, corruption and the appointment of incompetent people, the time has come for a broader discussion about the need to significantly expand the size of the state to deliver universal public services, including free and quality education and healthcare. 

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Duma Gqubule
Duma Gqubule is a financial journalist, analyst, researcher and adviser on issues of economic development and transformation

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