When the office doorbell rang last week and I let in a rather nice young man, I didn’t know all hell was going break loose.
Not that I am upset about it. Having a journo as a Dad means that I know when to smile and keep my mouth shut. It seems some of my colleagues didn’t.
I work for one of the companies cited in this article. The non-payment of fees by the ANC has meant that each month we wait with bated breath to find out if we will get paid or not.
It’s not as though we didn’t know this would happen. It happened to Ogilvy too. Thing is, Ogilvy has the cash flow to survive a R20 million knock. We don’t.
This article well-intentioned as it may be, means that we probably won’t get the tenders we need to continue business. What will it mean for the people who work here and the 14 odd people each has financially dependent on them.
The South Africa tender process may be ranked highly by the WEF as transparent and whatnot, but if you’ve ever participated in one you’ll know it has nothing to do with strategy, creative work or implementation. It is all about who you know.
You just sent us to Coventry. The weather’s cold, but we’ll send you a postcard.