Slowing growth 'significant blow' for SA economy

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South Africa's economic growth slowed sharply in the first three months of the year.

According to official figures, between January and March, the country's economy grew by just 0.9%, compared with the previous quarter.

The BBC's James Copnall said that growth was expected to be stronger, so the weak data was as a "significant blow... to the South African authorities - to the South African economy".

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