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Crisis can bring out the best in people, says Cobus Oosthuizen. There was a standing joke during the anti-apartheid sanctions era that long-term business planning in SA meant knowing what you were going to do after lunch.

Covid-19 has brought its own uncertainty – yet people are coping, says Oosthuizen, dean of Milpark Business School. “In December we were all oblivious about what was going to happen, yet many companies have adjusted and learned to do things in a different way,” he says. “There are no guidebooks telling you how to mitigate this kind of risk, but some companies have become Covid-fit.”..

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