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The famous author of the classic ‘Treasure Island’ Robert Louis Stevenson once said, “Sooner or later we all sit down to a banquet of consequences”. And there cannot be a more apt saying for where South Africa currently finds itself. The decisions, or rather the failure of the decisions being made, by certain individuals in power is starting to compound. Not even a week ago, trade and industry minister Rob Davies told journalists that Agoa discussions were concluded. Only for the public to wake up this morning to the news that the President of the United States Barack Obama has given South Africa until March 15 to fully comply with the requirements, or a suspension will be implemented. We all know global politics is a messy business but the R23 billion at risk if Agoa falls away is money South Africa is in dire need of and certain concessions must be made. – Stuart Lowman
By Matthew le Cordeur
Cyril Ramaphosa: The Audio Biography
Listen to the story of Cyril Ramaphosa's rise to presidential power, narrated by our very own Alec Hogg.