The gold price will rise and eventually the Rand will weaken. Gold will be the currency and investment of the future. Investment will start returning to the nation within 18 months. The wealthy, however, are taking their money offshore.
Cell phone tower construction will multiply, thus enhancing and increasing internet connectivity. Data prices will decrease, and money will be increasingly moved across mobile money platforms.
Previously privileged intellectuals and businessmen of South Africa have a knack for running businesses, which is sorely needed. They can bring great turnarounds in many of the industries and they will start taking on a much stronger role. They will move across industries and help a multitude of different businesses to stay the course and get strong again. There will be a slow realisation that most of the disillusioned have left the country and the remaining South Africans have chosen to stay. A great many stayers can be trusted to have a real heart for the nation; it would have been quite easy for them to leave the country and go to where they are sought after.
Entrepreneurs will come to the fore as never before. They will put things together on a much smaller budget than normal. One of the reasons for their success will be because overheads will be kept in check. The discovery and development of a scientific product will bring worldwide attention, finance, and wealth into the nation. New mines will be discovered.
Black Business Council
Due to the outcry against corruption from a new quality of businessperson that is rising in the nation, the leader of the Black Business Council will either resign or be voted out. This is the beginning of a new sphere of economic governance in our nation.
A collaborative pulling together in clusters is what is required. These will be surprisingly successful ventures even though businessmen will initially be very sceptical. The arrogance of many of the businesspeople will be tempered and softened as they realise that they need each other in the difficult times that lie ahead.
Calls for Tito Mboweni to resign will continue, but he will stay and stand the test of time. A strong movement in the business sector of South Africa will arise for righteousness and justice.
Perceived divisive and counterproductive policies of the past, such as Black Economic Empowerment, will not be applied as stringently as they had envisaged, purely because of the dire economic crisis in the nation.
All hands on deck
The economy of South Africa will not grow in the next two years. Tough decisions will be made by government in terms of debt reduction. South Africans will become poorer and the budget for living will be smaller. It is a season for all hands on deck.