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South African Budget Speech
Minister of Finance: TA Manuel

26 February 2003

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…Freedom is both the primary objective, and the principal means of development… What a person has the actual capability to achieve, is influenced by economic opportunities, political liberties, social facilities, and the enabling conditions of good health, basic education, and the encouragement and cultivation of initiatives. These opportunities are, to a great extent, mutually complementary, and tend to reinforce one another.

Amartya Sen, Development as Freedom: An Approach

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