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What a difference a year makes. This time last year SA government and business leaders were preparing for an uncertain time at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos. Jacob Zuma had just been ousted as ANC president but was still clinging on as head of state. Cyril Ramaphosa, who had beaten him by a narrow margin at the ANC national conference just a month earlier, had not yet been handed the keys to the Union Buildings. The future was desperately uncertain. As a result, there were dark clouds of doubt over which way SA was going. We were pregnant with expectation, but there was also unease as to what the newborn SA child was going to look like. The 2019 gathering of global political and business leaders, which starts on Tuesday, will no doubt be a more upbeat affair. Ramaphosa is now firmly in office and there is a renewed sense of purpose around our economic trajectory, which means SA will be able to present a more coherent message at this important gathering of world leaders and...

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