I have met a fair number of “foreign investors” in my time. Very few ask about the “party of business”, the DA. One or two might scrunch up their forehead and remember something about John Steenhuisen, the party leader, but most of the few who inquire remember Helen Zille or, surprisingly, Helen Suzman.

In this election cycle, they ask incessantly about President Cyril Ramaphosa, and are obsessed with the ANC’s chances of scraping through with a 50% majority. For these stakeholders, stability, and even economic progress, lie with an ANC win or a solid ANC-led coalition...

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