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
Ralph Clark  Nov 4 2019
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
Jan Coetzee  Oct 28 2019
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 […]
Springboks World Cup success is not a panacea for South Africa’s racial problem
Ahmed Sule  Nov 21 2019
With the euphoria arising from Springboks victory over England in the final of the Rugby World Cup final tailing off, now would be an appropriate time to reflect on the reaction to the victory and what it tells us about the complex issue of race. To recap, on 2 November 2019, the South African rugby team […]
Isis in Mozambique: Is it Africa’s turn?
Dr Mustafa Mheta  Nov 20 2019
Ever since the discovery of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) in the Mozambican province of Cabo Delgado, the Mozambican Army has been battling an “Islamist” insurgency. Civilians have been the main targets of attacks by “Islamist”, militants. The main insurgent faction is Ansar al-Sunna, a native extremist faction with tenuous international connections. It is alleged that since […]
Will Netanyahu face punishment for War Crimes or escape?
Iqbal Jassat  Nov 19 2019
Has Netanyahu’s criminal conduct grown in leaps and bounds? It certainly has even though his coterie of fellow thugs and band of diehard white supremacists deny it. The folly and contempt whereby he continues to commit violent and bloody massacres, suggests that for as long as the United States and Europe has his back, he […]