We had a budget speech delivered yesterday. South Africa’s Finance Minister, Tito Mboweni, stood up and delivered a budget that is supposedly all about the country’s recovery from the pandemic, promoting business and reducing unemployment. This whole thing has kind of stuck in my throat.Continue reading “Politics strains the budget”
We live in a world where populism is increasingly the only acceptable social currency. We have a government minister wanting to have athletes investigated for not “bending the knee” to the Black Lives Matter movement, blanket statements by a socialite stating South African men at “roaches” and … pick any number of the other social media tirades currently taking place.