Only Economic Freedom can Reverse SA’s decline in Human Development

South Africa’s access to healthcare and housing is ‘increasingly deteriorating’, according to the 2020 Ibrahim Index of African Governance (IIAG). The IIAG assesses governance in 54 African countries based on public goods and services that citizens have a right to expect from their governments, and the responsibility of a government to deliver.

In the last ten years, South Africa jointly ranks eighth for the most deteriorated country on the index, causing citizens to suffer from a lack of access to basic services – such as security, health, and shelter.

The IIAG categorises human development as a key feature of Overall Governance, which features access to healthcare and housing as an important influence on development….

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