Asha Speckman Economics writer

A 1930s play might provide the best allegory for the unnecessary frenzy that erupted earlier this month as business leaders signalled that SA could be on the brink of approaching the International Monetary Fund (IMF) cap in hand.

In Gaslight, by British playwright Patrick Hamilton, the protagonist is an abusive husband who says and does things to manipulate his wife into believing that she is hallucinating.

BL Premium

This article is reserved for our subscribers.

A subscription helps you enjoy the best of our business content every day along with benefits such as exclusive Financial Times articles, Morningstar financial data, and digital access to the Sunday Times and Times Select.

Already subscribed? Simply sign in below.



Questions or problems? Email helpdesk@businesslive.co.za or call 0860 52 52 00.