If someone came to you tomorrow with R100m to invest in just one company, which would it be? Johnson & Johnson, a US-listed multinational pharmaceutical firm with a compelling oncology and antimicrobial research & development pipeline. The Johnson & Johnson R&D aim is to develop new antibiotics for "superbugs" which are believed to be spreading faster and wider due to climate change. Which talent would you most like to have? A knack for storytelling — a great tradition across Africa. What was your first job? Dishwasher at a hospital, to fund a moped. If you could fix one thing in SA today, what would it be? I would implement well-managed immigration processes and an appealing investment-orientated taxation regime, such as in Canada, the Netherlands and Australia — to advance a knowledge-based economy. What I would most assuredly not change is the independence of the SA Reserve Bank. Having a nonindependent reserve bank was common practice across the 28 countries that had hyperinflat...

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