A young friend of JP Landman expressed her dismay about what she had seen and read in the media since the release of the final Zondo Commission report. With the recent avalanche of bad news about rising food- and petrol prices, and interest rate costs, the commission had given her some hope. However, the responses she had heard and read in our media made her feel that hope was in vain, or even naïve
This article highlights that the commission and its report are not single event and shouldn’t be judged only by how many convictions flow from it. It is part of a much bigger picture.
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About JP Landman
JP Landman is a self-employed analyst on political-economic trends. He focuses on trends in politics, economics, demography and social capital. He is visiting professor at the University of the Free State; and he consults to Nedbank Private Wealth. In 2013 he was elected a Public Policy Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Centre for International Scholars in Washington DC. In August 2013 he published the book, “The Long View”, an analysis of trends in SA. In September 2015 he was appointed by the President as a member of the National Planning Commission (NPC).
He has a BA LLB from Stellenbosch University (1978), studied Economics at Harvard (1998 and again in 2005), and obtained a MPhil in Future Studies (cum laude) from Stellenbosch (2003). In 2009 he completed a course at Oxford University Continuing Education on the economies of the BRIC countries (Brazil, Russia, India & China).