“It was, in a way, a grand bargain,” said Claude Baissac, CEO of consultancy firm Eunomix. “The ANC would stay clear of a socialist turn in exchange for economic opening, while government invested in education, housing, health and basic social infrastructure for the long-neglected majority.”
Claude Baissac unpacks African risk
Resource nationalism gone wrong has been a curse for the African continent, Claude Baissac, CEO of consultancy firm Eunomix, tells Leon Louw in an exclusive interview.
How do democracy and prosperity interact? Are they related, dependent, or independent of each other? For the past three decades China has shown that fast growth and deepening prosperity do not need democracy. For most of the 20th century democracy and prosperity were believed to be mutual conditions. Is this the case no longer?
That's led to "a fundamental yearning for a moderate center-left representation for the urban middle-class,said Claude Baissac. The opportunities for anyone able to meet that desire are "huge", he said.
“Time is not on his side, he is damned if he does and damned if he doesn’t,” said Claude Baissac, the head of Eunomix Business & Economics Ltd., a Johannesburg-based risk advisory firm. “Someone needs to make some bold decisions here.”
Geopolitical & country risk is at a 25-year high. In South Africa, political risk is at the highest since 1995. This Masterclass will explore: 1) Global trends in geopolitical and SA risk, 2) How business is impacted ; 3) Current approaches to GCR management' 4) How to initiate risk analysis and reduction in practical and cost-effective ways.
Vision 2030 is a Summit, Awards and Publication that creates a unique platform for the public and private sector - the entire economic value chain - to connect, engage and identify solutions that champion the National Development Plan NDP. Claude Baissac will be presenting 10 years of data on Africa's growth and development achievements and challenges.
Exploration is a critical component of the development and sustainability of the minerals industry. Southern Africa still has vast untapped mineral resources, yet the level of exploration is at an all-time low. The objective of this conference is to understand the barriers that exist in terms of establishing exploration activity, and to develop solutions in terms of opportunities, funding, skills, technology and policy. CLICK ON THE EVENT TITLE ABOVE
The Transition from Coal to the Future: Beyond coal: the “just transition” from coal to renewables. How do we move from coal fired power to future energy sources? Chair: Brian Dames, CEO, African Rainbow Energy & Power, Panelists: Mxolisi Mgojo, President, Minerals Council South Africa and CEO, Exxaro, Claude Baissac, Chief Executive Officer, Eunomix
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These things my spirit bids me
teach the men of Athens:
brings countless evils for the city,
but Eunomia brings order
and makes everything proper,
by enfolding the unjust in fetters,
smoothing those things that are rough,
sentencing hubris to obscurity
making the flowers of mischief to whither,
and straightening crooked judgments.
It calms the deeds of arrogance
and stops the bilious anger of harsh strife.
Under its control, all things are proper
and prudence reigns human affairs
Thus wrote the Athenian statesman Solon, philosopher and poet in the 6th century BC, of Eunomia, daughter of Zeus, who in dreams would appear to the rulers of the city-state and inspire them to legislate and rule justly and competently.
Eunomia, it seems to us, represents the ideal metaphor of the proper management of human affairs, and has inspired the name EunomixTM.