In South Africa, the best or the worst never happens.— Jan Smuts, South African Prime Minister from 1939 to 1948
South Africa has muddled through a decade of economic stagnation.
How do business leaders view the current situation?
What are the future growth opportunities?
What are the challenges to achieving the much faster growth rates South Africa desperately needs?
Listen to the interview in the audio below (and scroll down for quotes from it).
…Create policy certainty. It ranks the highest. Then it’s developing skills… Improve the investment attractiveness of South Africa… To encourage industrialisation… Ensuring a sustainable energy supply…— Petrus Marais, Senior Managing Director - FTI Consulting
Has BEE run its course? Is it becoming a growth inhibitor? Is it becoming a vehicle for manipulation and dishonesty?— Petrus Marais, Senior Managing Director - FTI Consulting
Government doesn’t have money to invest and spend. Government can’t afford to hire more people to create jobs.— Petrus Marais, Senior Managing Director - FTI Consulting
Business doesn’t want to take Government head-on.— Petrus Marais, Senior Managing Director - FTI Consulting
The economy is fixable…— Petrus Marais, Senior Managing Director - FTI Consulting
We believe it [economic recovery] requires a loud voice from business.— Petrus Marais, Senior Managing Director - FTI Consulting
There are skilled prosecutors…— Petrus Marais, Senior Managing Director - FTI Consulting
Get the 10 most-read articles of the week from Bruce Whitfield’s The Money Show, emailed to you every Friday morning:
Recommendedby NEWSROOM AI
Bruce Whitfield interviews Darryl Erasmus, Chief Quality Assurance Officer at the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa.
Bruce Whitfield interviews Colin Coleman (MD, Goldman Sachs Sub Saharan Africa) and Busisiwe Mavuso (COO, Business Leadership SA).
Data shows that almost everyone sucks at investing, says Warren Ingram. Here's how to avoid shooting yourself in the foot.
Sibayeni Small Business Incubation Centre needs help to help 36 small businesses grow.
Bruce Whitfield interviews Siya Ntutela of Zande, a platform that allows small retailers to apply for credit and make payments.
Should you keep them "forever"? Tax expert Chris Sloane on the requirement to keep tax records available for inspection by Sars.
Got R50? No? Got R5? Personal finance expert Warren Ingram on how to buy shares with tiny amounts of money.
Senior client officer at Ipsos, Mari Harris says President Cyril Ramaphosa's trust index is higher than other leaders.
Hassan won an international peace prize for her role in Fees Must Fall campaign. She spoke about the student movement and more.
An expert on human trafficking explains how the syndicate operates and how women are lured into dens.
Commission says investigation into food and agro processing companies is important because of high levels of inequality in SA.
Comparing Madagascar and Mauritius – a tale of two islands, by the Gordon Institute of Business Science's Dr Lyal White.
Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga has called South Africa's education system a "national catastrophe" and a "crisis".