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Budget intentions sound but results are doubtful

The 2015 budget is well intentioned; however, the likelihood of achieving the desired result is doubtful. South African government finances are clearly under pr... Read Story

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DA outlines better plan for Eskom and SA

In the DA’s alternative budget for 2015/16 they suggest that Eskom should be subdivided into separate units; one for electricity generation, and the other... Read Story

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Time has come to take foot off pedal

The 2015 Budget focused on amendments and refinements, with few big announcements or changes, writes Hylton Cameron.

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SA private education situated on elusive horizon
January 16 2015 at 07:36

SOUTH Africa’s ultimate goal should be to have free, high quality education for all citizens. Many developing economies have already achieved this – Argentina even extends the offer to foreigners.

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Repositioning Africa in the eyes of the financial world
January 16 2015 at 07:36

Independent Media CEO Dr Iqbal Surve looks forward to the WEF forum at Davos.

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Salary or personal fulfilment: You choose
January 15 2015 at 07:48

THERE are several decision-making milestones in life. Some of them include navigating the following questions: What do I want to do when I grow up? What will I study at high school? What subjects should I register for at u... Read Story
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SA’s education system critical to our competitiveness
January 15 2015 at 07:48

THE NATION brand is an extremely complex concept. I recently found a diagrammatic representation in a paper entitled the Nation Brand Molecule which illustrates exactly how complex this concept is.

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LP gas a step in solution to energy problems
January 14 2015 at 07:36

THANKS to load shedding or rather, blackouts – let us not call a spade a shovel – the law of unintended consequences may come to haunt Eskom management. The law will operate through that nasty thing, the market... Read Story
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Brazil and Greece – could it be déjà vu?
January 14 2015 at 07:36

THE POSSIBILITY of an untested and extreme-talking left-wing party coming to power in the next elections sparks a sell-off in the markets.

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Opinion: New year brings new business opportunities – Sacci
January 13 2015 at 07:25

WHETHER 2014 has been a better or worse year for business than 2013 continues to be debated. There is, however, no doubt that the longer the strains of a protracted recovery continue to be exerted on the business environme... Read Story
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What can Africa learn from East Asia’s boom?
January 13 2015 at 07:25

TODAY’S record 1.8 billion young people present an enormous opportunity to transform the future. But they can do so only if they have the education and skills they need, as we as health and real choices in life.

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Davos: Why Chile and Colombia lead the world in entrepreneurship
January 12 2015 at 07:48

FERNANDO Fischmann once had a dream of building a holiday resort around an artificial lagoon that many international experts considered “practically impossible”.

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