CLAIRE BISSEKER: SA’s political economy is a merry-go-round; no wonder we’re sick to our stomachs
Business appears helpless as the country’s problems are not going to be solved by technical plans
As much as things may seem to change in SA, they really just stay the same. I’m referring to the business-government relationship and the failure of business to learn from its mistakes.
The business-government relationship should have collapsed after then finance minister Nhlanhla Nene was fired in 2015 for failing to get out of the Guptas’ way, but business took nearly a year before it became outspoken against state capture.