There are plenty of reasons to be negative about the world, and SA in particular, but pessimists seldom solve problems. That is the thought I want to leave you with in what will be the last column I contribute to these pages for the foreseeable future.

Our country and our world face vast challenges — from stagnant economic growth and dangerously high levels of unemployment to destabilising geopolitical uncertainty, democracies in crisis and stubbornly high levels of income inequality.

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