Melanie Verwoerd | How much is enough? Why our current economic model is unsustainable

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Aerial view of the Masiphumelele informal settlement squatter camp right next to middle class suburban housing Lake Michelle,Cape Town, South Africa.
Aerial view of the Masiphumelele informal settlement squatter camp right next to middle class suburban housing Lake Michelle,Cape Town, South Africa.
Martin Harvey

We have arrived at a point where we have to take a wider look at our world and what we have come to accept as normal – such as our current economic system, writes Melanie Verwoerd.

In the movie, 'Wall Street', Gordon Gekko - an obscenely rich corporate raider - is asked: "How much is enough? How many yachts can you water ski behind?"

I thought about that last week when I read that the CEO of Sibanye-Stillwater, Neal Froneman, received R300 million in compensation for the 2021 financial year.

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