Lukanyo Mnyanda Editor: Business Day

Cosatu’s rather predictable and petulant reaction to finance minister Tito Mboweni’s  economic strategy document last week reminded me of a conversation I had more than two decades ago.

It may have been at a launch of yet another economic blueprint, one of those that never saw the light of day. I happened to be having a conversation with Raymond Parsons, who at the time headed the SA Chamber of Business. We had been discussing one policy proposal and I asked him if he thought it would be ideologically acceptable to the alliance.

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