News flash News Flash – Optimism in times of trial

News Flash – Optimism in times of trial

This week was once again positive for equity markets with returns for April now at staggering levels as quantified below. This has been caused by massive central bank stimulus programs across the globe, as well as by optimism that a vaccine against Covid-19 may be brought to market sooner than originally anticipated. Balance this positivity…

News flash News Flash – Covid-19 highlights the value of leadership

News Flash – Covid-19 highlights the value of leadership

The World Health Organisation has specifically praised South Africa for its ‘incredible’ response to Covid-19. Meanwhile, the global community is in shock over how badly the US is handling the outbreak, with a Paris-based political scientist saying, “America has not done badly, it has done exceptionally badly” and others saying that the response from the world’s richest and most…

News flash News Flash – Lockdowns and Regulations

News Flash – Lockdowns and Regulations

The world has become connected – yet at the same time isolated – as a third of the global population still suffers varying degrees of restrictions placed on their movements. These regulatory measures are warranted and have been effective in “flattening the curve”, but the general environment continues to pose many challenges. As the lockdowns…

News flash News Flash – Covid-19 crisis continues to batter the world population and economy

News Flash – Covid-19 crisis continues to batter the world population and economy

Crises bring perspective and positive reflection with them. For instance, President Ramaphosa has been globally recognised with how he has handled the Covid-19 crisis and has continued to display strong and decisive leadership traits. This week he placed Communications and Digital Technologies Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams on special leave and ordered her to make a public apology…