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On the tools of colonial conquest


 

In his book, Guns, Germs, and Steel (GGS), Jared Diamond notes that conquest instruments are guns, germs, and steel. Guns were used in the Anglo-Zulu war in 1879, where King Cetshwayo faced the British army. Even though the Zulu Nation won the Isandlwana battle, it lost the war because of guns. Cetshwayo was deposed and […]

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. But motivating employees can be tricky and with the ongoing upheavals we’re experiencing, keeping your workforce motivated is more challenging than ever. Craig Kiggen, Managing Director of Consolidated Wealth, says that […]

Angolan legal reform shows how Africa can use oil and gas as a springboard towards job creation


 

In Angola, the government recently rolled out a new legal regime for local content requirements after two years of concertation with the various stakeholders. For decades, many of Africa’s oil- and gas-producing states followed a predictable pattern. They treated their oil and gas primarily as raw materials that could be sold abroad for a quick […]

INNOVATION

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...

EDUCATION

Season 2021 of ‘Survivor’ South Africa

Let’s face it, 2021, much to the dismay of millions of our people - seems to be a repeat of last year. Much of...

ECONOMICS

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....