Every crisis brings opportunities, or so the cliché goes.

There is no shortage of crises in South Africa. The economy is moribund, with the chances of growth reigniting dampened by successive interest rate hikes and inflationary pressures. Business confidence is low and investment sluggish, limited largely to niches such as fintech and selected mining activities. Government policy — across a number of business sectors — remains uncertain if not plain incomprehensible and, worse, devoid of the necessary urgency to stave off impending disaster...

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