It’s been more than a month since President Cyril Ramaphosa’s inspiring "Thuma Mina" speech, so let’s get down to brass tacks. Ramaphosa was on fire in February, calling on all of us to do something about the tourism industry, and waxing lyrical about how we could double the number of tourist arrivals on our shores if we put our shoulders to the wheel. And we can. Sitting at Sevruga, at Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront last month, I saw something to marvel at. I was picking at my ostrich carpaccio when, lo and behold, at 10pm or thereabouts, 100 Germans entered the restaurant. "What’s going on?" I asked the waiter. Was Julius Malema giving a speech? "That’s nothing," said the man. "We sometimes get 200 of those." Yes, dear reader, 200 hungry Germans all coming into a restaurant at dinnertime. I tell you, if you’re seated and haven’t ordered, you’d think you’d better get going or you’ll be waiting for a very long time before you get served. Only, that isn’t what happens. My good man told m...

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