Impact on South African Economy by the Zimbabwean Economic Collapse

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

FOR ORAL REPLY

QUESTION NO: 63

PUBLISHED IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO 17 OF 31 MAY 2005

Mr W J Seremane (DA) to ask the Minister of Foreign Affairs:
Whether a Zimbabwean economic collapse will have any direct impact on the South African economy; if not, (a) why not and (b) what factors did she take into consideration in reaching this conclusion; if so, what are the relevant details?
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REPLY:

Yes, if it collapses, which is not the case now, it will have an impact on the South African economy. However, it must be noted that, the fact that Zimbabwe's economy is shrinking does not mean that it is collapsing.

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