Can Think Tanks Save The World – And Should They?

In mid-September, Buenos Aires hosted an interesting and innovative event, organized by a variety of think tanks: the Think20 Summit. A total of about one thousand participants from almost 70 countries dealt with the topics of the G20 summit,...

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SACU Is Showing Its Age

Globalization, for better or worse, has led to larger more connected markets. Consumers have more choice, producers have more competition and states have a responsibility to ensure that their markets operate as effectively as possible. Generally, states try not...

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The Digital Economy… Ensuring That No Group Eats the Crumbs

Technological advancements have transformed many aspects of our daily and working lives. The technology age has changed the business landscape. We are constantly confronted by the digital economy and its demands for us to respond to the 4th Industrial...

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Namibia Taking Over the SADC Chair

Namibia or the “land of the brave” as it is affectionately called by Namibian citizens. When I first heard that Namibia will be chairing the SADC 2018, I thought “the land of the brave has done it!” Namibia has...

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Cry for leadership: How can we move forward as a country?

A cold realism has followed the initial euphoria that accompanied the ascendance of President Cyril Ramaphosa to the highest seat as president of his party and the country. Absence of clarity in what Ramaphosa really believes and stands for,...

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Balanced screening process would not deter foreign direct investment

On the eve of July’s Brics summit, economic development minister Ebrahim Patel introduced the Competition Amendment Bill. The envisaged changes in the Competition Act come after the ANC took a decision at its conference in December to amend competition...

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