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2 days ago
Nicola’s Notes: Who woulda thought it?
Nicola’s Notes: Who woulda thought it?

The UK has decided to leave the European Union, and only time will tell how bad this is for SA, writes Nicola Mawson.

3 days ago
Taxing the informal sector may prove costly
Taxing the informal sector may prove costly

When a state spending system is plagued by inefficacy, it’s better to leave the money in the pockets of vulnerable citizens, writes Pierre Heistein.

6 days ago
Mind your (business) language
Mind your (business) language

There is an increasing trend for business jargon to take over from plain English, writes Keith Bryer.

9 days ago
Let’s make policies to stave off a downgrade
Let’s make policies to stave off a downgrade

South Africa’s poor growth performance is a common concern among the ratings agencies, writes Pierre Heistein.

17 days ago
We need to review how wealth is distributed
We need to review how wealth is distributed

The loss of human jobs to machines is giving new life to what has always been a controversial proposal for welfare, writes Pierre Heistein.

18 days ago
Foreign aid to developing nations fails to uplift the poor
Foreign aid to developing nations fails to uplift the poor

If money alone were the answer to poverty, it would not exist, writes Keith Bryer.

24 days ago
A poorer China is bad news for everyone
A poorer China is bad news for everyone

China needs to get back to basics, writes Pierre Heistein.

25 days ago
Pockets of public sector excellence in despair
Pockets of public sector excellence in despair

The Moody’s rating of Johannesburg and Ekurhuleni shows pockets of excellence in SA’s public sector, writes Sechaba ka’Nkosi.

26 days ago
Holding strategic crude oil stocks makes sense
Holding strategic crude oil stocks makes sense

There is nothing like the oil business to flush out conspiracy theorists, writes Keith Bryer.

30 days ago
Prevailing theories have been proven wrong before
Prevailing theories have been proven wrong before

In the 21st century, we are asked to wait another 100 years before the truth or fallacy of the prevailing climate theory ...

31 days ago
Rewarding private capital for its relief role
Rewarding private capital for its relief role

Finding ways that the private sector can play a role in humanitarian relief was the focus of the inaugural UN World Humanitarian ...

33 days ago
Time to confront home truths
Time to confront home truths

We cannot create the 11 million jobs envisaged in the National Development Plan without unleashing the potential in the townships ...

38 days ago
Talk of R60 per dollar depreciation is ridiculous
Talk of R60 per dollar depreciation is ridiculous

It is unfounded to think that SA’s current economic challenges are so unprecedented that R60 to the dollar is probable in ...

39 days ago
Sechaba’s Shake-Up: Zuma’s regard for Van Rooyen is worrying
Sechaba’s Shake-Up: Zuma’s regard for Van Rooyen is worrying

President Jacob Zuma’s continued praise of Des van Rooyen undermines Pravin Gordhan’s authority, writes Sechaba ka’Nkosi.

44 days ago
AI presents humanity with myriad possibilities
AI presents humanity with myriad possibilities

There is a near-term, practical side of artificial intelligence that is already unfolding, writes Pierre Heistein.