Missing the African dream? SA investors overlooking the country's potential, says analyst

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Author and founder of the Institute for Security Studies, Jakkie Cilliers says South African investors choose not to see their country's potential. (Getty Images)
Author and founder of the Institute for Security Studies, Jakkie Cilliers says South African investors choose not to see their country's potential. (Getty Images)

South African investors' belief that everything in their country is bad and that they have the worst problems in the world could be one of the reasons foreigners are not betting on the country too, says author and founder of the Institute for Security Studies (ISS), Jakkie Cilliers.

Cilliers has written several books about Africa's potential and SA's fate depending on the choice that politicians, business and ordinary people make.

During a discussion hosted by BlackRock and Satrix webinar on what lies ahead for the continent and the world in the next 20 years, Cilliers tore to South Africans' pessimism about their country and the growing sentiment that if people want their wealth to grow and be protected, they must take it offshore.

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