In lazily elbowing through a flawed National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill, the government risks alienating one of its staunchest advocates. 

Adrian Gore, as president of Business Unity South Africa, is a vital member of the “business working groups” that have partnered with President Cyril Ramaphosa to fix the economy. Gore has long argued that South Africans are “irrationally pessimistic” about the country’s prospects, saying that a “declinist” mentality blinds us to progress, and “we avoid investing, when the opposite should be the case”...

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