Nelson Mandela’s Economic Legacy



As the world mourns the loss of Nelson Mandela and the pivotal role he played in race relations, Hilary Walsh, Economy, Finance and Trade Manager at Euromonitor discusses Mandela’s economic legacy which should also be remembered. Mandela used his iconic status to attract foreign direct investment and improve the trade environment in the country, creating better living standards for South African citizens. South Africa still has massive unemployment figures and socio-economic discord, but the country is still being helped by the economic reforms Mandela put in place.

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