Helen Zille has a thick skin second to none. Despite much criticism of her comments about various issues, and an outcry about her return to a key position in the Democratic Alliance, an important opposition party in South Africa’s political arena, Zille is pressing on with her vision for the party and South Africa.
The interest of international investors in the African continent is growing, as can be seen by good attendance at the Africa Investment Forum held in Sandton. CNBC Africa’s Fifi Peters spoke to Markus Pietikäinen, Chief Investment Officer of Finnfund and Claude Baissac, CEO of Eunomix about their experience at the AIF, development of entrepreneurs, access to finance and other key issues.
“Zuma and his allies erased about 20 years of progress,” said Claude Baissac, the head of Eunomix Business and Economics Ltd., which advises on political risk. Now “we don’t have a consensus, we don’t have the euphoria of liberation and great leaders. It’s not very clear what the plan is. They look like reindeer caught in the headlights.”
Et pourtant, chez Eskom les dysfonctionnements sont tellement profonds que Claude Baissac conclut que « tout le modèle est en faillite ».
“The party needs something entirely new. It’s certainly not Helen Zille,” said Claude Baissac, the head of Eunomix Business and Economics Ltd., which advises on political risk. “To be a kind of Anglo Saxon liberal-style party in a country that is affected by devastating unemployment and racial inequality is absurd.”
EunomixGCR: Tracking and forecasting Africa’s performance and trajectory. A data-centric perspective
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.
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
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.
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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.