Dryblower on the words Mark Cutifani might like to take back

WE all say things we later regret. In Dryblower’s case regret sometimes applies to what he has written. But, when it comes to wishing you had not said what you did no one can top the words of Mark Cutifani, the Australian-born chief executive of AngloGold Ashanti.

Two years ago, in an outburst that pleased listeners in his adopted home of South Africa, Cutifani, famously said: “Sovereign risk in Australia is higher than South Africa.