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Publisher’s Note The sun shall never set on so glorious a human achievementPublisher’s Note
Twenty-five years ago on 27 April 1994, South Africa was set on a momentous path towards prosperity. It prompted Madiba to declare: “The sun shall never set on so glorious a
23 May 2019
Editor’s Note The Holy Grail
Democracy is a word derived from the Greek language and literally means ‘rule by the people’. Unlike politics, democracy is essentially a system of government where
23 May 2019
South Africa enters a new, uncertain era in May’s elections Our fragile country may soon have to contend with the peril of coalition politics.
Our fragile country may soon have to contend with the peril of coalition politics. Will this new era improve state accountability and, thus, capability, or will it spell chaos and
08 Apr 2019
International opportunities Growing chaos drives more investors to eye international opportunities
A “rapidly growing” number of investors across South Africa are looking at international opportunities in light of the “incredible uncertainty” due to the
20 Nov 2018
THE JSE AND BLACK OWNERSHIP Centuries of colonial domination in Africa, including South Africa, left countries either without their own bourses or stock exchanges still heavily weighted against black ownership
Has the lack of economic and political will delayed the growth of black-owned companies on the JSE? There are several factors, says politician and development economist, Professor
21 Feb 2018
POLITICAL LEADERS NEED TO KEEP IT REAL Every leading politician, all over the world, is desperately trying to get their message out in the most distinctive, effective and positive way possible. But few appear to be getting it right. Many long for the times when there were much fewer platforms for their message to be received from.
Back in the day, President Franklin D. Roosevelt realised that radio was the perfect vehicle for what became known as his ‘fireside chats’. He became the only
03 Oct 2017 - R. C.
POLITICAL LEADERS What can we learn from political leaders
Politics is generally a topic of debate which stirs up strong emotions. Key to striking a chord with one’s audience is linked to exactly that: connecting with their
04 May 2017
WOMEN Women grossly under-represented in international politics
Strategies to increase women’s participation in politics have been advanced through conventions, protocols and international agreements for gender mainstreaming, but they
21 Jul 2014 - F. M.
HELLO, MICKEY MOUSE, THIS IS GOOFY Q+A with Tony Leon
He cut his political teeth as a young city council hopeful for the then Progressive Party (PP) in a bitterly contested by-election in the Johannesburg suburb of Yeoville in 1986,
09 Jun 2014 - G. P. / D. C.
STRIKING FOR DIGNITY The Platinum sector labour dispute
So much, yet so little, has been said about the ongoing strike involving 70 000 platinum workers. We hear how much the companies are losing in lost production, and how much
09 Jun 2014 - J. C.




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