The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly Webinar

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly Webinar

13:00 Johannesburg · 06:00 New York · 08:00 Buenos Aires · 11:00 London · 12:00 Paris · 20:00 Tokyo · 22:00 Sydney

South Africa

Recording available below
Host: Daily Maverick Associate Editor Ferial Haffajee. Guest panellists: Author and Professor of International Business and Strategy, Wits Business School Prof Mills Soko & Author and Research Director, The Brenthurst Foundation Ray Hartley. South Africa is facing an extraordinary ‘polycrisis’. The dimensions of this crisis include an energy collapse; a failing rail network; weak education outcomes; an interrupted water supply; and the effects of decades of endemic corruption that have brought much of government to a halt. But the country also has incredible assets: a wealth of sought-after minerals; an enviable Constitution that protects rights and advocates social inclusion; an advanced financial and services sector; thriving agricultural and auto industries that compete with the best in the world; a prosecution service that is rapidly rebuilding; and, most of all, strong-willed people determined to make life better through hard work, entrepreneurship and hustling. The good news is that there is a clear road towards a positive future. It will take courageous leadership and smart thinking to get there, but the ‘Good’ scenario is tantalisingly within grasp.

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