Freight should increasingly be shifted from roads onto rail, especially on the Gauteng-Durban and Gauteng-Cape Town corridors.
Governments can mitigate the impact, especially by spending money in areas that promote long term sustainability and foster sustainable livelihoods.
Individuals and communities can strengthen their resilience to the tough times by spending wisely, reducing debts, acquiring appropriate new skills, building local economies and even adopting local complementary currencies. - Jeremey Wakeford
NVDL: The idea of investing in growth means trying to prop up already failing enterprises (that are doomed to fail anyway, including banks and housing markets.) Investing in sustainability means growing new things, opening up land to new farming practices, and making more alternative energy systems available. Primarily it is a focus more on rail than road. More on local living and local production capacity.