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Business leaders must balance contrasting priorities amid strong macroeconomic  headwinds.Extraordinary Leaders harness data to discern market trends & evaluate potential  impact  to support their business decisions

Let this sink in… here is our weekly encapsulated summary of key reality events that highlight the other market place dynamics a typical South African Executive  needs to incorporate in their  Journey.

Consumer confidence deeply depressed, survey shows????; grey-listing would hurt SOE’s most warns S&P????; jobs & corruption are biggest concern for SA’s youth????; agricultural minister lifts ban on cattle movement????; labour court to rule on contentious bus industry wage deal⚖️; RAF hits out at AG’s disclaimer????; BioVac to produce 1st commercial covid jabs in Oct despite falling demand????????; ANC KZN still to decide on who to support at December conference????; PIC ordered to reinstate fired CFO????; Digital Vibes beneficiaries lose bid to avoid scrutiny????; ACDP councillor who voted to oust Joburg speaker found guilty????????; Court allows state capture accused Eric Wood to travel to Europe????; baby powder recall the latest slip up for TigerBrands????; Eskom recovers R30m paid to Brian Molefe’s pension fund????; no “just transition” without decent work for all warns Cosatu????; UIF & Compensation fund halt new investments in unlisted assets????; there’s still to much red tape hindering business in SA assert MP’s????; ANC must deal with corruption, rebuild state to win 2024 election warns Cosatu????????; load shedding is back????????; Pietermaritzburg in the dark as municipality seeks to recoup R5.5bn debt????; JZ persues private prosecution of Billy Downer????; motorists to pay R2/l less⛽️; Cabinet considers relief package to ease cost of living crisis????????; calls for french fry import duties to be lifted????; Durban’s drinking water quality now meets standards????; SANDF warns of low morale as facilities deteriorate????; nuclear high on agenda at CR/Biden White House meet????; surgery backloads soar at Bara as thousands of patients suffer????; wheel in motion to raise 100MW power generation cap????; more animals from Phala Phala sold for R6.8m????????; state owned entities collaborate to curb infrastructure theft & vandalism????; Zim exemption permits extended for 6mths????????; E-platform workers see earnings eroded by high inflation????????; CR to face further Phala Phala questions 29/9/22????; accountant pleads not guilty to stealing R53.7m from MTN????; internationally, Queen Elizabeth II passes away aged 96????; FED’s Powell’s hawkish views fuel further bets on 0.75% hike????; Liz Truss becomes UK’s PM????; Blinken arrives in Kyiv on surprise visit, pledges fresh $2bn security aid????; ECB hikes rates by record 0.75%, pledges several more increases????; Chengdu extends lockdown as China’s zero-covid persists????; new UK chancellor pledges “Big Bang 2” for London????; Truss removes ban on fracking to boost domestic energy supply????; EU standoff with Putin escalates on threat of Russian gas price caps⏳; Truss wants negotiated settlement with EU for Northern Ireland issue????; Cold War allies rekindle ties????; UK energy supplies to be tested during nuclear shutdowns????; Pakistan looks “like a sea” as flood death toll reaches 1343????????; Trump associate Bannon faces criminal indictment⚖️; California frets over power use as punishing heatwave persists????????; IAEA calls for safety zone around Ukraine nuclear plant????; typhoon Hinnamnor rips across South Korea’s industrial south????; US Court grants Trump’s request to appoint neutral special master⚖️; Crimea residents warned to prepare bomb shelters as Ukraine plans counteroffensive????; strongest earthquake since 2017 kills more than 30 in China’s Sichuan????; Turkey’s inflation tops 80% for 1st time in 24yrs????; OPEC agrees to small output cut????; Ruto’s election victory upheld by Kenya’s top Court⚖️; Switzerland’s melting glaciers an indicator of climate change❄️????; tensions between Israel & Saudi’s thaw amid economic & security ties????????; reforms critical to avoid debt crisis that could put EU at risk warns IMF????; Sweden unveils $23bn emergency support for energy utilities????; Scholz promises €65bn to shield Germany through tough winter????????; drought threatens Dutch homes built on wooden poles????; India’s tech hub hit by monsoon downpours & flooding????; indices, JSE@68708⬆️; DOW@32151⬆️; FTSE@7351⬆️; R/$17.27; R/£19.88; R/€17.09; Bitcoin $21552; Brent crude $92; sports, 7’s World Cup fever hits CT as Blitzboks search for glory????????; Rain hits 3rd test Proteas v England????; reigning champ Roglic out of Vuelta after crash????; Serena Williams bows out in US open swan-song???? ( Thanks to Dan Thomalla)


So now ….What to do differently this week to make YOUR 2022 year a resounding success?