Law have mercy: Hong Kong’s hybrid can be a model for SA

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Law have mercy: Hong Kong’s hybrid can be a model for SA

SA’s dreams will simply not materialise without foreign direct investment – and yet we also dare not sell out

Mark Barnes

The rule of law is still the final arbiter, the final resting place of dispute resolution, across the civilised world. The law still has the final say, as it should.

Whatever political forces or business ambitions are at the table at any point in time, they matter less than what is written in the law, in the agreement, for so long as it remains in force.

Agreements are written to survive changes in people with changing minds, changes in political leadership, changes in intent, benefits of hindsight, as they should...

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