Nedbank is forecasting a mere 1.7% GDP growth for South African in 2022, a rate that its CEO Mike Brown says makes SA’s struggles pale in comparison to those of other emerging market peers. Fin24 quotes Brown as saying that investors are usually willing to give emerging markets the benefit of the doubt even in trying times like the present, because even though they are riskier than developed markets, investors are after their higher levels of growth. But Brown believes SA won’t attract investments now, which means no meaningful new jobs created. Most of the reason for this he blamed on the continuing issue of load-shedding facing the country, saying that without a stable energy supply investment decisions are put on hold.