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Expand the public service, especially in healthcare and education

Shortage: Numbers of state healthcare (above) and education workers have not kept up with population growth since 1994, nor have there been enough efforts to rectify apartheid inequalities. Photo: Marco Longari/AFP

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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