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Now that President Cyril Ramaphosa’s signature summits (jobs and investment) have come and gone, it is time for all South Africans to get on with the job of fixing the economy by uniting around a bold and compelling vision of the future. Time is running out. The pedestrian growth, increasing unemployment and scourge of load shedding are just some of the signs that we are in deep trouble, if anyone needed reminding. Ramaphosa has rightly identified fixing the economy as one of his top priorities. He needs local and international investors fully behind him to succeed in this project. He has done an impeccable job of reframing the national and global narrative on SA as open for business. Now he needs to turn nice words into confidence-building actions to win and retain the hearts and minds of the investor community. At an investor round table in New York in September, which I attended, Ramaphosa was quick to invoke Nelson Mandela’s name by saying the country’s contested land reform wit...

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