This morning, I am writing this from the north bank of the Zambezi in Tete. I’m also about to head to a set of meetings before a lunchtime flight back to Johannesburg. Meaning that: I can’t really write anything in-depth today. So here’s a new infographic on the history of consumer credit instead:

history of consumer credit infographic
courtesy of Visual Capitalist

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