Trade and investment’s role in Africa’s post-COVID recovery

Older than modern civilisation, the concept of ‘globalisation’ really came into vogue around the turn of the millennium with what the Economist refers to as the “sudden increase in the exchange of knowledge, trade, and capital around the world,...

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It’s time to willingly take the red pill

The post-2009 era is characterised by several events that include the Zuma-era patronage, consistent - sometimes late-night - cabinet reshuffles, the State Capture years, crumbling state institutions typified by the rot in SOEs and weak law enforcement agencies. This...

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Time for SA to Rejig Investment Attraction Strategies

The carnage wreaked by Covid 19 to what was an already economically anaemic Mzansi is self-evident. Poverty and unemployment are at an all-time high and the economy is expected to shrink by more than 7% this year. By all...

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Opportunities skew during crises

Details on South Africa’s economic contraction are finally available. Unfortunately, the results are worse than anticipated by both the Reserve Bank and National Treasury, which means fiscal and monetary policy will have to be reviewed and adjusted …. again....

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A call for action and transformation of thought

I’m pretty sure you’re as outraged and stunned as I am by the recent hair product advertisement that “lacked sensitivity” – actually, it was outright discriminatory! I recently came across the expression “my hair is tired” which is just...

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The heritage of corruption in leadership

Matlala Setlhalogile and Thabelo Muleya Corruption is perhaps one of South Africa’s oldest traditions. Yet, there seems to be a constant state of shock every time new instances of corruption are revealed. As a discussion point, fraud, corruption, bribery and general...

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