Rebuilding Foundations

An exploration of international development work in Africa

Africa Spring

My friend sent me this interesting letter regarding South Africa’s stability compared to the world market:

http://m.news24.com/fin24/companies/financial-services/former-firstrand-ceo-defends-sa-20121029

I agree whole-heartedly with almost everything he says, except his comments regarding the nationalization of the mines and politics as “noise in the system.”  But everything else – the friendly attitude, extreme emotions, and stimulating debates – echo thoughts and experiences of my own in this country.

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