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 January 2012 I took up a position as CEO of Vodafone in the Netherlands. Even then the Dutch were talking about Het Nieuwe Werken — the new ways of working, which encompassed flexible hours and locations, remote working and technology tools for collaboration. I had come from Vodacom where every day my driver Chris ushered me to my large office in an S-class Mercedes...

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