Dear Elon Musk, I’m writing this open letter to ask you to stand down from President Donald Trump’s Strategic and Policy Forum. I’m doing so not in a spirit of self-righteousness, but rather in a spirit of humility, partly because the dilemma you face is so familiar to us here in SA, the land of your birth. In an essential sense, the quandary is the same faced by South African businesses and so many thoughtful, honest and well-meaning people within the ANC: stay and fight from the inside or press for change from the outside? I’ll just say from the start that it’s an impossible choice. There is no right answer and I understand your reasoning that your overriding mission is to accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable energy and that being a member of the forum is not necessarily an endorsement of the president’s agenda.I should also add that to say that I’m an admirer would be a huge understatement. I’m so proud of what you are doing and that you come from SA, even though I kn...

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