An analysis of Covid-19, governance & leadership by the Eastern Cape, ANC-led Government


The public health-care system in the Eastern Cape has been in dire conditions for decades, and as some commentators have pointed out, has finally collapsed under the strain of Covid19 infections. Nowhere has the failure of governance been unambiguous than in the Eastern Cape, where corruption, mismanagement, indifference, and sheer incompetence have ensured that the […]

Technology – Decades of Disruption


Howard Plaatjes, CEO of technology investment group, AYO, takes a look at some of the key technologies that are set to change our future, today and provides an insight into where South Africa’s largest listed ICT investment group is headed. It’s safe to say that the past 10 years of technology have been stratospheric in […]

Silencing of guns in Africa remains a pipe dream


The African Union set itself a goal of silencing guns on the continent by 2020 but has failed to achieve that goal dismally. Guns are still blazing in the DRC, CAR, Libya, S. Sudan, Somalia, Nigeria, Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger, Ethiopia, Mozambique, and Nigeria. Instead, there is potential of new wars coming on board in […]


Church and the fourth industrial revolution

As a young boy who was raised in the Lutheran Church, one of the things I had to contend with was the determination of...


Zionist Israel: 73 years of Apartheid occupation and oppression of Palestine

The global release of the B'Tselem Human Rights report that Israel is an Apartheid state hellbent on oppression, injustice and war crimes against Palestinians...


Money isn’t the most powerful motivator

Most companies have unique methods for motivating people. When it’s done right this delivers an energised workforce, inspires progress and pushes teams to excel....