We've got news for you.

Register on BusinessLIVE at no cost to receive newsletters, read exclusive articles & more.
Register now

I’m not glossing over the heartbreaking destruction of the past week. But enough has already been said about this unfortunate setback, and I’ve probably exorcised my anxiety with a punishing exercise regime (at least by late middle-aged standards).

Social media is quicksand for those with a morbid fascination with disaster. I got sucked down … deep. The more I tried to grope for a solid frame of realism for the unfolding events — like checking the rand’s interpretation of events — the more I flailed despondently into my Twitter feed, with its pervading sense of doom mixed with the persistent ooze of political bile...

BL Premium

This article is reserved for our subscribers.

A subscription helps you enjoy the best of our business content every day along with benefits such as articles from our international business news partners; ProfileData financial data; and digital access to the Sunday Times and Sunday Times Daily.

Already subscribed? Simply sign in below.

Questions or problems? Email helpdesk@businesslive.co.za or call 0860 52 52 00. Got a subscription voucher? Redeem it now

Would you like to comment on this article?
Register (it's quick and free) or sign in now.

Speech Bubbles

Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

Commenting is subject to our house rules.