The fourth  SA investment conference, which concluded on Thursday, comes at a time when global developments are disproportionately occupying investors’ attention. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the multi-decade record high inflation in the US, UK and Europe, and the response of major central banks, have caused investors to pivot to risk mitigation rather than looking at investment opportunities.

However, in warning potential investors that the ANC can’t be trusted, fellow columnist Peter Bruce has fallen into the trap of missing the forest for the trees (“Question everything the government tells you, even if it is just the time (”, March 23). Let me provide him and others who have similar views with an alternative narrative...

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