BRUCE WHITFIELD: Business talks to state through gritted teeth

BIG business emerged this week from its deep funk in the wake of the axing of Pravin Gordhan and Mcebisi Jonas in March, and renewed its high-level interactions with the government. It was probably about as much fun as going to the dentist.
South Africa is just one notch above sub-investment grade following last week’s Moody’s downgrade, and is the most economically vulnerable it has been in 18 years.

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