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An integration decision of note


 

At the heart of South Africa’s water woes lies our continued inability to utilize the water we already have innovatively, effectively, efficiently and with the right levels of efficacy. This is not in any way discounting the vagaries of Climate Change and the increased frequency of extreme weather events. The extended El Nino cycles, including […]

What the “prisoner’s dilemma” tells us about climate change


 

The prisoner’s dilemma is a well-known framework in game theory, which is the study of how and why people cooperate or compete with each other.  According to the prisoner’s dilemma, rational individuals might not cooperate even though it would be in their combined best interests to do so. By prioritising their personal interests, individuals acting rationally can […]

It’s time to fully ban canned lion hunting and end South Africa’s shame


 

Among conservationists, trophy hunting is a contentious topic, hunters argue that hunting brings wealthy tourists to South Africa, which is good for the economy and encourages conservation of the lion population. Animal welfare groups argue that the practice is cruel and of short-term benefit to local communities because once the attractive trophies are taken, hunters […]

INNOVATION

Being a digital nomad is a way of life

Have multiple mobile devices, will travel -- and earn a living. Being a digital nomad is fast becoming a way of life and work for many people,...

EDUCATION

What the “prisoner’s dilemma” tells us about climate change

The prisoner’s dilemma is a well-known framework in game theory, which is the study of how and why people cooperate or compete with each other. According to...

ECONOMICS

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...