Marcus: 3% growth won`t create jobs

source: Fin24
Sep 02 2010 20:56 Sapa and Reuters

Johannesburg – While a growth rate of 3% may be a welcome development, it will not address the problem of unemployment, South African Reserve Bank (SARB) Governor Gill Marcus said on Thursday.

Speaking at a seminar at the Soweto Campus of the University of Johannesburg, Marcus referred to the current environment as one of the most difficult economic periods in the last 100 years.

Marcus jokingly told the seminar that she was not going to answer any questions on whether or not the bank would cut interest rates when it meets next week.

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