This visualisation of South African exports is pretty awesome:

Here’s a static version, in case it’s not showing up in your browser (you can also check it out here):

South African exports

Clearly, we’re heavily reliant on our mining industry for our exports.

There is something missing though. South Africa is also exporting one of its most valuable commodities: its skilled labour force.

Just throwing that out there. The graph is pretty cool though.

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