January 9, 2017
SA’s World Competitiveness Ranking Improves One Spot by Steuart Pennington Every year three Competitiveness Rankings are produced: The World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Report on 140 countries published in September The IMD World Competitiveness Report on 61 countries published in May The Economist’s Pocket Book of World Figures on 190 countries published in February. They...
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The Future is not like it seems Hi there Back in South Africa after moving to London in May, helps me see the country through foreign eyes – a novel but exhilarating experience. Mainly: if there are better value-for-money destinations on earth, I’ve yet to discover them; and service levels in customer-facing sectors hold their...
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From Pump Attendant to Co-owner: The Rise of Shepherd Macothoza Ask Shepherd Macothoza how old he is and he’ll answer “That depends”. Born in Khayelitsha in 1979, Shepherd’s family lost their possessions – including his birth certificate – in the township riots in the mid-1980s. On re-issue, the government moved his birthdate back to 1975...
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Steuart as a speaker


Steuart has done some 500 talks on South Africa’s progress since 1994 and SA’s prospects for the future’