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Natalie Kolbe, a director at pan-emerging markets private equity investor Actis, reflects on the differences between the deal-making environments in South Africa and China. The label ‘emerging markets’ may help us summarise prevailing global economic trends but it can also conceal and simplify: masking the myriad differences between the countries it describes.
EFC AFRICA returns to Johannesburg for EFC AFRICA 14, where featherweight and lightweight titles will be contested and Africa’s top mixed martial artists will battle it out in the hexagon. The fights that have been put in place will devide the men from the boys, but SA Men is looking forward to the Costa Ioannou and Adam Speechly match up! This will be the fight everybody is going to talk about!
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We are both physical beings and spiritual beings. I’m comfortable with the idea of the physical being and reminded that I am one every time I stub my toe and bump my head (a separation of about 1.75 meters). My spiritual being is a bit more of a challenge. I definitely have a life force that animates me and I believe in Jung’s Collective Unconscious, but I don’t follow any religion and I don’t believe in a grey-haired-old-man on a cloud.
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