It was a “this wouldn’t have happened to the other guy” moment for Duncan Wanblad, CEO of Anglo American.

Speaking remotely from South Africa to delegates at the Financial Times’s Mining Summit in London, he said the country was as secure an investment destination as could be found. He was then abruptly plunged into darkness, his face spectrally lit by a laptop’s glare. “Sorry my lights seem to have gone out here, and that could be load-shedding,” he said. Cue audience laughter...

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