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RISKSA Magazine - - CONTENTS -

The elec­tions have come and gone. Our politi­cians have made the usual prom­ises and the elec­torate has had their say. Again. It is with in­ter­est that I have been read­ing press re­ports on the shenani­gans go­ing on deep in­side the DA. For a change, it is Madame Zille who is cry­ing foul and ac­cus­ing our press of mis­quot­ing and tak­ing state­ments out of con­text. If there was ever any doubt that there are still news­pa­pers that are free and fair op­er­at­ing in this coun­try, then the abil­ity of those news­pa­pers to piss off both the ANC and the DA in equal part must mean they con­tinue to ex­hibit ex­quis­ite bal­ance in their reporting.

One might be for­given for think­ing our con­ti­nent is a bas­ket case, what with the mass kid­nap­ping of school­girls in Nigeria, bomb­ing of in­no­cent civil­ians in Kenya and, of course, cor­rup­tion on a grand scale nearly every­where else. It was in­spir­ing to stand in the queue on voting day and lis­ten to the good- na­tured ban­ter be­tween all races, cer­tainly at the polling sta­tion I voted at, and I was left with an over­rid­ing sense that if left to our own de­vices, the or­di­nary men and women of this land have a real will to fix things, and would do a bet­ter job of heal­ing our­selves than the politi­cians tasked with our na­tion’s fu­ture.

It is cer­tainly not all doom and gloom. In con­ver­sa­tions with read­ers and part­ners aligned to our sis­ter pub­li­ca­tions, Land Rover AFRICA and RISKAFRICA, there is def­i­nite op­ti­mism and ex­cite­ment for our fu­ture. In fact, in a lit­tle over a month, I leave on an epic trip through sub- Sa­ha­ran Africa with my Land Rover AFRICA crew. Trav­el­ling with MasterChef judge Reuben Rif­fel and a film crew, we’ll be high­light­ing the pos­i­tive im­pact tourism is hav­ing on the re­gion; and I’ll be col­lab­o­rat­ing on a unique cook­book with Reuben and lo­cal chefs be­tween Cape Town and Dar es Salaam, which I’m par­tic­u­larly ex­cited about.

In this is­sue of RISKSA, we take a gan­der at our con­ti­nent, par­tic­u­larly with a view to the lo­gis­tics of do­ing busi­ness here, mov­ing goods, in­vest­ing and the im­por­tance of sup­ply chain in­tegrity. It’s high time that we re­alise that we too stand on African soil and our in­dus­try is well poised to make a sig­nif­i­cant im­pact on Africa’s fu­ture.

En­joy the read.

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