Businessman Sipho Nkosi must think the gods are turning him into their plaything.

Not long ago, he was appointed our red tape czar. He would, from his base in the Union Buildings, whoosh  a magic wand  to remove obstacles that made doing business difficult. And then last week we learnt that Sasol, the company he chairs, failed to get a water licence  renewed for its largest colliery, Syferfontein, which supplies coal to its Secunda operations...

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