SA's policymakers need to overcome the gap between massive expectations of rapid change and an effective long-term strategy. German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, who will be on a state visit to SA this week, says President Cyril Ramaphosa's campaign to win trust will yield greater engagement from countries such as his, the largest economy in Europe. "I have nothing but support for the new leadership's systematic efforts to win trust. When that is in place, enterprises, not only from Germany, will increase their engagement. But that requires patience and staying power," Steinmeier said in an interview ahead of his arrival in SA. Ramaphosa met Steinmeier as well as German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin at the end of October when he attended the G20 investment summit. Steinmeier will be accompanied by a high-powered German business delegation, including the CEOs of Siemens, Bauer and KfW Bank, and a board member from the BMW group. He will address a roundtable of South African...

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