Apart from trying to placate a handful of worried investors, Team SA may as well have been absent from last week’s 50th World Economic Forum (WEF) gathering in Davos, Switzerland. For a country that once proudly boxed above its weight at the world’s foremost billionaire jamboree, it barely made its presence felt.

If anything, Team SA’s showing reflected the mood of a country yet to drag itself out of the morass of the so-called lost decade. At least in those years the team proudly flew its flag from one of the town’s most prestigious pieces of real estate: the Kirchner Museum. That museum is located at a key intersection between the huge, purpose-built convention centre and the bustling Promenade...

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, ProfileData financial data, and digital access to the Sunday Times and Sunday Times Daily.

Already subscribed? Simply sign in below.



Questions or problems? Email helpdesk@businesslive.co.za or call 0860 52 52 00. Got a subscription voucher? Redeem it now