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The dangers of the office psychopath


 

Psychopaths are not just found in serial killer movies and crime novels – they stalk corporate corridors too, where their trail of destruction might not include murder but can mean the death of productivity, motivation and profits. The manipulation, deception, inflated self-opinion and back-stabbing of the corporate psychopath or narcissist can often cause work-related depression, […]

We are an angry nation


 

South Africa is an angry nation. Destructive, volcanic and mean-spirited anger has become legitimised. Chronic mass societal anger undermines democracy, social cohesion and peace. South Africans at almost every level: individual, community and public – generally feel threatened. Individuals are angry within personal relations, whether because of unequal power, unreasonableness of partners or because of […]

The advantages that the gig economy holds for local businesses and young professionals


 

The number of people rendering professional services on a temporary basis, has increased significantly in South Africa. Statistics SA estimates that between 2017 and 2018, temporary employment rose from 2.6 million to 3.9 million. This so-called “gig economy” is increasingly attracting professionals, from copywriters to financial consultants. It is clear that the South African market […]

INNOVATION

South Africa gears up to enter a brave new world of...

President Cyril Ramaphosa is right when he says that to address the triple challenges of poverty, inequality and unemployment South Africa will need to...

EDUCATION

Why central banks need to take human rights more seriously

Many central banks are rethinking their approach to the environmental and social impact of their operations. This is because their decisions can affect access...

ECONOMICS

Why central banks need to take human rights more seriously

Many central banks are rethinking their approach to the environmental and social impact of their operations. This is because their decisions can affect access...