South Africa’s finance minister believes there are many possibilities for the country’s economy to grow. That was his message after arriving in Washington yesterday to participate in the annual spring meetings of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank. And despite the whisperings of economic policy changes down the road, Malusi Gigaba believes the focus will rather be on implementing existing policies that have been slow to deliver required dividends to the majority of South Africa. Correspondent Sherwin Bryce-Pease looks back on the opening of the high level segment of meetings in the United States capital, that included a strong focus on issues globalization in a climate when protectionism and some country’s looking inwardly are dominating the global economic narrative.
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