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Tourism in South Africa can be better


 

I read with great interest the opinion piece by Busani Ngcaweni in the Business Day of 9 July 2019.  In it, Ngcaweni quite rightly recognises tourism as a key economic grower and employment driver.  However, it is clear that the Department of Tourism is talking the talk but is not walking the walk. Statistics do not lie. The reality is […]

The dangers of plastics to water security


 

July of each year has been declared the Nelson Mandela Month of clearing our rivers from pollution, most, by plastics. Nobody is more disgusted at plastic pollution than those of us who every day has to use plastics to carry our goods and foods. It is distressing to see plastic products washed up on beaches […]

Is micro-living the answer to the housing crisis?


 

In post-war Britain, the brave new world of urban living was the modernist social housing block that sprang up as a solution to the Victorian slums that had blighted the landscape. Modelled on Le Corbusier’s designs for high-rise living, the new blocks were small, functional and dense living spaces for a city’s poor. The only […]

INNOVATION

South Africa gears up to enter a brave new world of...

President Cyril Ramaphosa is right when he says that to address the triple challenges of poverty, inequality and unemployment South Africa will need to...

EDUCATION

Why central banks need to take human rights more seriously

Many central banks are rethinking their approach to the environmental and social impact of their operations. This is because their decisions can affect access...

ECONOMICS

Why central banks need to take human rights more seriously

Many central banks are rethinking their approach to the environmental and social impact of their operations. This is because their decisions can affect access...