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Nelson Mandela's economic policies and legacy

Tens of thousands of mourners and dozens of heads of state have been attending a memorial service for Nelson Mandela, South Africa's first black president.

He held the leadership from 1994 to 1999 and steered South Africa through a new post-apartheid era.

Lerato Mbele looks back at his economic policies and considers their impact today.

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