Ebrahim Patel, the minister of trade & industry, won our respect last week for his pragmatism.

In a last-minute agreement he struck with PepsiCo, which is in the middle of buying branded consumer foods maker Pioneer Food Group, Patel took stock of our economy’s vulnerabilities and the broader national goal of attracting much-needed foreign direct investment...

Subscribe now to unlock this article.

Support BusinessLIVE’s award-winning journalism for R129 per month (digital access only).

There’s never been a more important time to support independent journalism in SA. Our subscription packages now offer an ad-free experience for readers.

Cancel anytime.

Would you like to comment on this article?
Sign up (it's quick and free) or sign in now.

Speech Bubbles

Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.