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Putting profit before people, an analysis of the DA’s approach to Covid-19


 

When the President 1st declared a national lockdown, he had the support of all the sectors of society including all the main opposition parties. The approach of the opposition then could be characterised as a ‘’patriotic opposition ‘’. However, this approach had the unintended consequence of making the President more popular amongst all sectors of […]

The role of small businesses in closing unemployment gaps: Covid-19 and beyond


 

The global economic growth was already constrained and the world was experiencing increasing levels of trade wars such as between China and the United States of America. On the other hand, there is a rapid advance in innovation, mobile and converged technologies, artificial intelligence, the partly successive and partly simultaneous 4th and 5th industrial revolutions […]

Why Public Participation is important


 

The Copyright Amendment Bill and Performers Protection Amendment Bill was referred back to Parliament. After about two years of public hearings, stakeholders making representations, spending resources attending hearings, making inputs, deliberations from the committee members, etc., the President referred the bills back to Parliament due to his reservations as to whether the bills would pass […]

INNOVATION

Repurposing of testing facilities vital in response to the Covid-19

While the total number of Covid-19 tests conducted is slowly approaching the 2 million mark in South Africa with confirmed cases nearing 200 000,...

EDUCATION

Why Public Participation is important

The Copyright Amendment Bill and Performers Protection Amendment Bill was referred back to Parliament. After about two years of public hearings, stakeholders making representations,...

ECONOMICS

Navigating Covid-19 and the Fourth Industrial Revolution

In South Korea, a grey “smart” speaker more resembling a candle than any technology at first glance, is paying close attention to the search...