Whatever happened to Ramaphoria?

Analyst JP Landman of Nedbank Private Wealth, said in November that President Cyril Ramaphosa “set himself two tasks: rebuild the ethical foundations of the state [reclaim it from state capture] and revitalise the economy.” In his seventh month in office, Landman wrote, Ramaphosa announced an economic recovery package of 25 actions. “In our evaluation 11 […]

Art in the era of influencers

Most professions require a licence, permit or reputable training before one can, by law, start practicing that occupation. This applies to a variety of professions —but not to artists.  Now that the internet has democratised information and gatekeepers are confronted with calls to decolonise spaces, an industry that doesn’t require licensing finds itself opening up […]

Marie Antoinette rules in Colombia as...

Since late November, Colombia has seen unprecedented mass protests, the longest since 1977, and illustrates the awakening of a muffled civil society. Protests in Colombia are part of a Latin American “spring”. Demonstrations have, since September, swept across Haiti, Mexico, Nicaragua, Venezuela, Panama, Uruguay, Peru, Ecuador, Bolivia and Chile. But Colombia’s protests are not merely […]

“Independent” and “outspoken” Turok d...

Former ANC member of parliament and anti-apartheid stalwart Ben Turok has died. Turok, who was 92-years-old, passed away in the early hours of Monday morning, his family said. In a statement, they said: “He was always outspoken and dedicated his whole life to fighting for freedom, equality and social justice in South Africa. He was […]

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SAA cut off to protect other SOEs After years of pumping billions into the airline, government picked business rescue to prevent a wider fallout at Eskom and other state entities Procrastination hasn’t helped SAA Taking tough decisions was always a political risk. But now it may be too late for business rescue Slice of life: […]

If you can’t beat ‘em, dodge em: Sout...

Jacques Faul had one hell of a Saturday. His breakfast had hardly been ingested before he was confirmed as interim chief executive of Cricket South Africa (CSA). He hopped onto a flight to Jo’burg, and not long thereafter was caught in the middle of a media scrum. He was expected to have answers, very decisive […]

Water is life so treasure every drop

COMMENT It’s the festive season and everyone is in high spirits and looking forward to the new year. My message is quite simple: take care of our water resources, use it sparingly and wisely. We need to treasure every little drop, because South Africa is a water scarce country and is ranked among the 30 […]

Graeme Smith heeds call to help stabi...

Graeme Smith has ‘agreed in principle’ to step in to help restore Cricket South Africa. Cricket South Africa also appointed Jacques Faul as its acting chief executive. The Northerns and Titans boss steps in for Thabang Moroe who was placed on paid suspension on Friday. CSA President Chris Nenzani briefed the media on a rainy […]

Mindfulness makes for more ethical bu...

COMMENT As a business school in an emerging market, the UCT Graduate School of Business (GSB) is exposed to complexity and flux — but in a volatile and uncertain world, its expertise in navigating this is increasingly being recognised. According to the Financial Times, the school was recently ranked 47th in the world, and the best […]

CSA suspends Thabang Moroe ahead of c...

Cricket South Africa’s board of directors has suspended interim chief executive Thabang Moroe. The move comes toward the end of a nightmare week which has seen stakeholders at all levels — from sponsors and franchises, to fans and former players — come down vociferously on the organisation. “The Board of Directors of Cricket South Africa […]



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