Digital transformation will change manufacturing as we know it


Even prior to the global pandemic, manufacturing was experiencing a shift in operations. Large production plants and long assembly lines, where goods were mass-produced in hundreds and thousands, no longer meet the needs of consumers, and in a Covid environment, are not practical for social distancing regulations. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t opportunities for […]

The trauma of violence on communities


On a daily basis, South Africans read of murders that happened in their communities. Any South African citizen can become a victim of a brutal crime. According to the Global Peace Index of 2020, South Africa is ranked as the 24th most unsafe country in the world, with the cost of violence being 13% of […]

A new and emerging second and third wave


The early advent of Covid-19 in January 2020, was a curtain-raiser for humanity. As a second wave emerges in many parts of the country, it’s stealthy sweep will engulf the unwary, the complacent, the ignorant and the defiant. A third wave which is bound to follow will be the grand finale. The global death toll […]


Is 2020 the year Africa takes charge of its destiny?

Does 2020 mark the year Africa steps into its stride and takes charge of its destiny in the 21st century? While we’re still dealing with...


The impact of veld fires

About 200 000 hectares of agricultural land have been burnt down in veld fires that raged in the western parts of the Free State...


Why SME’s, fair competition must go hand-in-hand

South Africa’s economy is reeling amid the pandemic, and the year 2020 has prompted many discussions around why now is the time for the...