Protests cost billions

13 May 2016 - 08:59
By KATHARINE CHILD, ROXANNE ROBERTSON and KGOTHATSO MADISA

Service protests are becoming more destructive but it is unlikely that we will know the true cost of the vandalism. Economist Dawie Roodt said the real cost of cancelled foreign investment as stories of burning infrastructure hit international headlines cannot be calculated.The country is spending billions repairing infrastructure damaged in violent protests in communities and at education facilities.

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