SA’s top CEOs on how to fix SA now
The FM asked South Africa’s leading business brains for their ideas on how to upend the narrative of failure — pronto. While it’s not as simple as flicking a switch (especially with zero power), there are interventions that could shift sentiment and put the country on a better path
Each day that goes past, South Africa needs to borrow an extra R2bn just to pay its debt, says Purple Group chair and former Post Office boss Mark Barnes. It’s a visceral reminder that, with its fiscal rope increasingly frayed, the country needs quick interventions to change the trajectory and upend the narrative of failure.
As Standard Bank CEO Sim Tshabalala puts it, our troubles are far less unusual than we think — “we are neither the exalted ‘rainbow nation’ nor a doomed ‘failing state’”...
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