There is a sense of doom and gloom prevalent throughout this fair land, it seems. Talk of emigration; fear of racial pogroms; a gluttonous tax regime and the entrenched and seemingly irreversible tide of state corruption have conspired to bring levels of business confidence to their lowest ever ebb. But, we also have short memories: we have clearly forgotten the wretched experiences of the early ’90s that were the midwives to the birth of the new nation. The threats; daily murders; conspiracies and hyperbolic rhetoric that prevailed at that time were far more strident and dangerous than the current climate.

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