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Every year our analysts and policy experts, in promoting new ideas and policies, contribute a wide range of articles to newspapers across South Africa.

Zwane tries to turn a public good into a private one - Business Day, 22 February 2017

Unlike Ramaphosa and his team at Davos, Zwane fails to inspire confidence at Mining Indaba, writes David Christianson

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Mining is the ‘canary in the coal mine’ - Politicsweb, 21 February 2017

Yet the minister failed to soothe investor concerns reflecting the government’s broader inability to stage a growth recovery.

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New minimum wage may further worsen plight of the poor - Daily Maverick, 21 February 2017

The risk of the new minimum wage is that it is going to reduce levels of labour market absorption and participation while raising inflation and undermining entrepreneurship and economic growth.

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Brexit: Will the Empire strike back with lower taxes? - Politicsweb, 19 February 2017

If anyone needed more evidence that quitting the European Union (EU) was the right decision for the United Kingdom (UK), the German chancellor and her finance minister recently provided it.

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Cutting through racial rhetoric – jobs, service delivery, crime stutter SA’s progress - BizNews, 15 February 2017

Various threats of violence against whites were also reported. Velaphi Khumalo, an employee of the Gauteng provincial administration, tweeted that whites should be ‘hacked and killed like Jews’ and their children ‘used as garden fertiliser’. Other comments by black South Africans called for whites to be ‘poisoned and killed’, urged ‘the total destruction of white people’, and advocated a civil war in which ‘all white people would be killed’.

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How the Nats aided the SACP - Politicsweb, 13 February 2017

The previous government, as this column observed last week citing a remark by James Myburgh, was not "hallucinogenic" about communist penetration of the African National Congress (ANC).

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KERWIN LEBONE: The third force, the counter-revolution and fake news - Business Day, 13 February 2017

'The ‘third force’ narrative's most explosive assumption – an organised, high-level plot – proved untenable'

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Entrepreneurship in South Africa: Sitting backwards on a donkey riding further away - Daily Maverick, 10 February 2017

To get higher levels of growth, South Africa needs investment. That will not happen if entrepreneurs are held up as villains who cause other people to be poor.

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If we're honest the real State of our Nation has improved substantially - Times Live, 09 February 2017

Consider that, in the economy, growth rates rebounded from the negative levels recorded through much of the 1980s and early 1990s to average just on 3% between 1994 and 2003 and over 5% between 2004 and 2007. Total real GDP more than doubled.

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The ANC: Masters of the art of disinformation - Politicsweb, 05 February 2017

Various journalists have worked themselves up into a lather about the supposed arrival of a "post-fact" or "post-fact" era heralded by the British decision to quit the European Union and the election of Donald Trump to the American presidency

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Zwane tries to turn a public good into a private one - Business Day, 22 February 2017

Unlike Ramaphosa and his team at Davos, Zwane fails to inspire confidence at Mining Indaba, writes David Christianson

Read More…

Mining is the ‘canary in the coal mine’ - Politicsweb, 21 February 2017

Yet the minister failed to soothe investor concerns reflecting the government’s broader inability to stage a growth recovery.

Read More…

New minimum wage may further worsen plight of the poor - Daily Maverick, 21 February 2017

The risk of the new minimum wage is that it is going to reduce levels of labour market absorption and participation while raising inflation and undermining entrepreneurship and economic growth.

Read More…

Brexit: Will the Empire strike back with lower taxes? - Politicsweb, 19 February 2017

If anyone needed more evidence that quitting the European Union (EU) was the right decision for the United Kingdom (UK), the German chancellor and her finance minister recently provided it.

Read More…

Cutting through racial rhetoric – jobs, service delivery, crime stutter SA’s progress - BizNews, 15 February 2017

Various threats of violence against whites were also reported. Velaphi Khumalo, an employee of the Gauteng provincial administration, tweeted that whites should be ‘hacked and killed like Jews’ and their children ‘used as garden fertiliser’. Other comments by black South Africans called for whites to be ‘poisoned and killed’, urged ‘the total destruction of white people’, and advocated a civil war in which ‘all white people would be killed’.

Read More…

How the Nats aided the SACP - Politicsweb, 13 February 2017

The previous government, as this column observed last week citing a remark by James Myburgh, was not "hallucinogenic" about communist penetration of the African National Congress (ANC).

Read More…

KERWIN LEBONE: The third force, the counter-revolution and fake news - Business Day, 13 February 2017

'The ‘third force’ narrative's most explosive assumption – an organised, high-level plot – proved untenable'

Read More…

Entrepreneurship in South Africa: Sitting backwards on a donkey riding further away - Daily Maverick, 10 February 2017

To get higher levels of growth, South Africa needs investment. That will not happen if entrepreneurs are held up as villains who cause other people to be poor.

Read More…

If we're honest the real State of our Nation has improved substantially - Times Live, 09 February 2017

Consider that, in the economy, growth rates rebounded from the negative levels recorded through much of the 1980s and early 1990s to average just on 3% between 1994 and 2003 and over 5% between 2004 and 2007. Total real GDP more than doubled.

Read More…

The ANC: Masters of the art of disinformation - Politicsweb, 05 February 2017

Various journalists have worked themselves up into a lather about the supposed arrival of a "post-fact" or "post-fact" era heralded by the British decision to quit the European Union and the election of Donald Trump to the American presidency

Read More…

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