Khaya Sithole | Government's best laid plans are thwarted by a mutating pandemic

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Khaya Sithole.
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The recent news about the emergence of a new coronavirus variant and its resultant consequences for global travel, local tourism and lockdowns in the festive season indicate that so much of the critical variables underpinning decision-making are already beyond the control of the state, says Khaya Sithole

The worlds of business, policymaking and healthcare have been forced to be unhappy bedfellows for the better part of the past two years. From the moment the coronavirus spread and escalated across the world, the ability to respond to its unique challenges has been the quintessential leadership test of our time.

Leaders across the globe have had to work out what solutions are appropriate for the societies they govern, and equally deal with the question of what global responses had to be. In a globalised world where absolutely every country depends on others for its daily activities, the disruption in value chains and mobility has been a dimension that all leaders had to tackle.

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