OPINION:South Africa has far more talent than we really give it credit for


CAPE TOWN – We South Africans have a lot to be proud of. We embody the spirit of expressions such as “’* boer maak ‘* plan” and “Invention is the mother of necessity”. Over the years, we have been responsible for the Kreepy Krauly and the dolos, among many other innovations.

We have produced four Nobel prize winners in the fields of chemistry, physics and medicine, and both Elon Musk and Mark Shuttleworth are South African-born and bred, even though they both ply their respective trades overseas these days.

Here at home we have companies that continue to invent, innovate and disrupt and in the process give themselves and the country a competitive edge in so many ways.

As advocates of everything South African and promoters of the buy local message, we constantly confront negative…

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