It was refreshing to read Claire Bisseker’s piece on the shortcomings of business’s approach to SA’s economic future (“SA’s political economy is a merry-go-round; no wonder we’re sick to our stomachs (”, August 24).

Business’s engagement with the government has failed because it misdiagnosed the problems. We at the Institute of Race Relations (IRR) have long argued that the ideological assumptions of the governing party have not only undermined a reform agenda, but have pushed proposals that are inimical to one — at least insofar as a productive reform agenda might be understood by business...

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