The power of bloody-minded persistence
I saw a wine farmer friend the other day. “How’s the harvest going?” I asked, concerned about the impact of the unseasonably wet summer in the Western Cape. “I wouldn’t be a proper farmer if I didn’t complain about something,” he replied, “if you talk to farmers and you are not complaining, they don’t treat […]
How to break SA’s deeply damaging own-goal streak….
This time last year, the Rand was the world’s best performing currency, today, just 12 months later, it’s the worst. It’s a demonstration of how fast things can change in a competitive global environment. Investors with better options quickly move money to where it delivers the best, lowest risk returns. Countries that provide […]
This is who should run Eskom
South Africa’s biggest single crisis right now is to stabilise energy supply. Without sufficient energy, there can be no growth and no economic recovery. The power crisis, foreseen a quarter of a century ago, and in full force for the past 15 years, is contributing significantly to loss of domestic and international confidence in the […]
Toughest Job In The World￼
So what is the worst job in the world? There are a surprisingly large number of contenders. The Oxford English Dictionary incurred the wrath of the worlds’ biggest fast-food chain in 2001 when it included for the first time a single word whose meaning: “low-paid job with few prospects” was defined as “McJob”. Mc Donald’s […]