South Africa: Politics Look Positive But Risks Remain

Investec Asset Management Director Jeremy Gardiner says South Africa is back from the abyss, but warns global risks remain

External Writer 14 June, 2018 | 10:11AM

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We’re just shy of halfway through 2018, and South Africans – having put the trauma of 2017 behind us – have settled back into our naturally agitated state. We’re fighting each other over land, racism and wages; unions are marching and politicians are positioning in anticipation of the 2019 elections.

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