I missed the RCL Foods AGM last week. I shouldn’t have, but inconvenient school exam timetables can play havoc with the best-laid plans. Still, I got an inordinate amount of feedback from the meeting, from some unexpected quarters too.

The frustration was palpable. I have some “skin” in this game too. RCL was one of my selections for the Cristal Challenge, the stock-picking competition arranged by Sasfin Wealth chief global equity strategist David Shapiro — and it’s really dragged me down the pecking order. ..

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