Better to talk-talk than shoot-shoot
Gatherings like Davos’ are necessary in an interconnected world, but Africa isn’t getting much airplay, writes Koos Bekker
year. One hopes that the mutual exchanges that were evident at Davos continue when all arrive home to the forces of domestic politics. And that those things that were promised would be done, will be done.
You may well ask if a circus like Davos is worth the bucks and the time. I think it is. With all its faults and foibles, it remains a place where governments, businesspeople and academics can discuss our common interests.
It’s better to talk-talk than to shoot-shoot. Later this year, I want to attend something similar in China. And, as I asked Leo: “Comin’ along, bra?” He said … But let me detain you no longer.
Bekker is chair of Naspers, the owner of Media24, which owns City Press
From left: President Jacob Zuma,
with First Lady Bongi Ngema-Zuma, shares a light moment with Koos Bekker and Telkom chairperson Jabu Mabuza.
Zuma addressed Team SA on the margins of the World Economic Forum in