BUSINESS BEYOND Covid-19
ROGER BAXTER: Crucial for SA to focus on leadership compact to effect structural reform
The time for polite conversations about the Covid-19 crisis is over: focus is needed on critical issues that will enable a turnaround in SA’s economy
In the Business Beyond Covid series, CEOs and other business leaders and experts in their sectors look to the future after Covid-19. What effect has the pandemic and resulting lockdown had on their industries and the SA economy as a whole? Which parts will bounce back first and which will never be the same again? Most importantly, they try to answer the question: where to from here?
In contemplating the future of SA and its mining industry after Covid-19, we must remember where we were before the pandemic hit the country and the world. The uncomfortable fact for us is that SA was already in an economic crisis before Covid-19 arrived. We need to stop having polite conversations about the crisis and rather focus on the critical issues that will enable a substantial turnaround in SA’s economic fortunes...