We are very pleased that Duane Newman has agreed to associate with Tutwa. Duane brings extensive business experience and knowledge to the fold, and adds substantially to Tutwa’s knowledge offering. We look forward to continued and deep interactions with him, and to drawing on his expertise to service our clients.
May 8 to 10 marks the annual summit on Africa hosted by the World Economic Forum, in Cape Town. I will attend, and participate in several interesting sessions covering inter alia the G20; the role of think tanks in Africa; and regional economic integration. But what to expect from the overall summit? Continue reading
The Durban BRICS summit seemed to proceed relatively successfully in Durban last week, notwithstanding the distraction of South African body bags returning from the Central African Republic and President Zuma’s apparent failure to meet bilaterally with his Indian and Brazilian counterparts. But what is the prognosis for a meaningful BRICS trade agenda? I speculate on this in an article published in today’s Business Day.
South Africa will host the fifth summit of the Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) grouping on March 26th and 27th in Durban. This will conclude the first cycle of BRICS summits that commenced with the 2009 summit in Yekaterinburg, Russia. Accordingly Tutwa associates recently compiled a confidential briefing about South Africa’s strategy and approach; selected extracts appear below. Continue reading
South African politics continues to realign after President Zuma’s convincing victory at the ANC’s December 2012, Mangaung conference. Those that did not support him are now in the firing line, most recently and notably COSATU stalwart Zwelinzima Vavi. This partly reflects COSATU’s ongoing internal problems, afflicting the National Union of Mineworkers in particular. But many suspect it is centered on Vavi’s outspokenness on corruption and maladministration. Continue reading