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Labour relations key to building a national brand

It is often said that an organisation’s true competitive advantage is its human capital. This is also true for a national brand.

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Failure of growth in European economy may be deep-seated

What’s next? British politics will settle down a little now that it is clear that the UK will continue to exist for a while yet, but economic issues will ... Read Story

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Housing froth Down Under depends on China bubbles

Lindsay David’s new book on Australia deserves a medical disclaimer: reading this will greatly raise your blood pressure. In Australia: Boom to Bust, Davi... Read Story

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Land question is key to Africa
August 31 2014 at 17:50

African Nationalism was a response of Africans to the conquest, enslavement, the subjugation, plunder, and exploitation, of Africa by the powerful nations of Europe.

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Korean cash hoarders face 10% tax charge
August 29 2014 at 05:27

For a supposed conservative, South Korean President Park Geun Hye is considering a shocking proposal – taxing companies for having too much money.

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Planners backpedal on road to sustainable energy system
August 29 2014 at 05:23

The enormous momentum of the fossil fuel industries, and thus within the global energy system, has many people convinced that ongoing growth in absolute terms is an inevitability, and that calls to phase out fossils are si... Read Story
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Public protector is in one of her finest hours
August 29 2014 at 05:15

Winston Churchill uttered these wise words: “To each there comes in their lifetime a special moment when they are figuratively tapped on the shoulder and offered the chance to do a very special thing, unique to them ... Read Story
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GDP growth is always a positive sign - but is not a goal in itself
August 28 2014 at 04:55

South Africa’s gross domestic product (GDP) – the total value of the production of goods and services in the country – grew by 0.6 percent in the second quarter. So what?

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SA labour relations’ change to turn tables on the in-crowd
August 28 2014 at 04:53

The deeper significance of the change in industrial relations in South Africa over the past two years cannot be ignored.

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GDP data fail to reveal the truth
August 27 2014 at 04:56

Every so often there comes a time when figures begin to sound meaningless relative to the reality of many South Africans.

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Progress is tangible, but a great deal remains to be done
August 27 2014 at 05:11

Twenty years after democracy, where do we stand as a society? We have made significant progress across a wide front and we have serious challenges that we must still address.

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Intra-Africa trade hurdles: beyond politics
August 27 2014 at 05:10

Among Africa’s policy wonks, underperforming trade across the continent within the region is a favoured subject. To unravel the puzzle, they reel off facts and figures at conferences and workshops, pinpoint trade hur... Read Story
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Education is a critical component of building blocks in Brics plans
August 27 2014 at 05:01

At last month’s Brics summit, it was confirmed that a new international development bank and emergency lending pool would be set up by Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.

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