Chasing away foreigners will harm innovation – economists

The unrelenting drive to force immigrants out of South Africa’s informal sector, which employs almost 2.7-million people, will stymie economic growth and prevent competition and innovation in the country, economists have warned. 

But the Kathorus Shop Owners Association, which has about 3 000 members comprising small business owners, has rejected the views of economists, and insists that the informal sector should be protected by the state on behalf of South Africans.

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Khaya Koko
Khaya Koko is a journalist with a penchant for reading through legal documents braving the ravages of cold court benches to expose the crooked. He writes about social justice and human-interest stories. Most importantly, he is a card-carrying member of the Mighty Orlando Pirates.

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