Much commentary has drifted under the bridge since finance minister Enoch Godongwana delivered his medium-term budget policy statement on Wednesday last week.

Our perilous position, which the minister has, I think, successfully contained, at least until February, does offer us some time to think more widely about what kind of economy we want. Specifically, all of us, whether we’re in business or government, need to understand the fuel in our economy — cheap Eskom energy and abundant logistics aren’t just in trouble. They’re gone. So now what?..

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