The election of an investor-friendly president was of major importance to SA, and now that he has anointed his new cabinet it is important that we see an acceleration in his investor- and industry-friendly agenda.

Slimming and trimming the bloated government structure was an excellent move, and with the departure of veteran trade & industry minister Rob Davies and the fusion of his department with that of economic development, we now have a new economic and industry czar in the form of Ebrahim Patel.

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