I like nothing more than discussing grand ideas with people with their hands on the levers of power. At heart I love systems and understand what makes them tick and how they become broken and can be fixed. (While typing this I sit here in Cape Town after the World Economic Forum with a broken laptop hinge and some epoxy resin trying to glue it back together.)

Political economy systems work on very simple interconnecting drivers, like lines of code. The problem in SA is that one of these lines of code says “IF IN DOUBT WAIT”...

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