Get business on board to cut disaster risk


From micro family-run ventures to giant multinationals, companies are often hard hit by disasters that erode their bottom line or force them out of business altogether. But while companies have much to lose, they have a huge amount to offer, so it is vital that we better engage the private sector if we are to […]

How government can get less bang for its buck


Finance Minister Tito Mboweni’s medium-term budget speech told the story of an economy that is at a critical crossroad. He detailed serious growth and spending problems, which are not being helped by the challenges of the major State-Owned Enterprises. Minister Mboweni was clear that the National Treasury will not tolerate wasteful spending any longer. The […]

South Africa’s road killings: A window into the Lawless Psyche of our Nation


As I write this article, newspaper headlines cover the death of Bavelile Hlongwa, Deputy Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy. Bavelile was killed on the same road where Minister Collins Chabane was killed in March 2015. The cause? A driver of a truck ploughed into a group of people helping at the scene of another […]


What exactly is the 4IR?

Last week, Deputy President David Mabuza caused quite a stir, but for all the wrong reasons, when he was quizzed in Parliament about the...


Everyone deserves a proper and dignified toilet

A toilet is one of the most important places that is normally taken for granted. Proper toilets provide human dignity and self-confidence giving people...


From Developing to Developed: What South Africa needs to do

Effective state intervention within developmental states is at the pillar of economic development. The state plays a significant role in controlling the prices of...