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The Sandton CBD in Johannesburg. Picture: Aki Anastasiou/EWN

Pessimism

Things are bad and getting worse for SA. Or are they?

South Africa has a relatively stable economy, as seen by its GDP growth, which has been the lowest in volatility when compared against BRIC peers over 1994-2017.

  • A rift in the Larsen C Ice Shelf, on the Antartic Peninsula. Picture: AFP

    Why pessimism is underrated

    As much as we talk about pessimism in today’s headlines, on the whole, most people around the world do not really think about the external costs of modern society and lifestyles.