South Africa is facing an extraordinary ‘polycrisis’. The dimensions of this crisis include an energy collapse; a failing rail network; weak education outcomes; an interrupted water supply; and the effects of decades of endemic corruption that have brought much of government to a halt.
But the country also has incredible assets: a wealth of sought-after minerals; an enviable Constitution that protects rights and advocates social inclusion; an advanced financial and services sector; thriving agricultural and auto industries that compete with the best in the world; a prosecution service that is rapidly rebuilding; and, most of all, strong-willed people determined to make life better through hard work, entrepreneurship and hustling. The choice is stark: we either build on the positives and take the country forward or we will be overwhelmed by the negatives and end up as another Zimbabwe or Venezuela.
Professor Lyal White as he engages in a discussion with authors, Greg Mills, Mills Soko, and Ray Hartley on the three possible future scenarios for South Africa according to their book : The Good, the Bad or the Ugly: Scenarios for South Africa’s uncertain Future.
Date: 6 December 2023
Time: 08:30 – 10:00 am
Venue: GIBS, 26 Melville Road, Illovo.