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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.

Suicide mission: ANC seems to be ‘actively’ inviting junk status - BizNews, 29 November 2017

The ANC knows very well what needs to be done to avoid junk status. For many years, however – and especially in the past 11 months, when the threat of downgrades has been most acute – it has been doing the opposite. So much so, in fact, that it seems to have been inviting junk status.

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Four South African Futures: Where To After The ANC Conference? - Huffington Post SA, 29 November 2017

The ANC conference will not on its own predetermine what might appear to be the obvious shape of things to come

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Mining Charter: obsession with the colour of ownership a setback for mines - Business day, 27 November 2017

The prioritisation of the ownership issue sidelines all the other empowerment channels that could make an impact

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Trapped in the past and stuck in a rut - Politicsweb, 26 November 2017

Since the African National Congress came to power in 1994, unemployment (on the expanded definition) has risen from 3.67 million to 9.30 million. To issue a report 23 years later blaming colonialism and apartheid for this state of affairs no doubt satisfies the needs of political correctness, but it is irrational.

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ANALYSIS: Ramaphosa in the lead with 74% of nominations tallie - IRR - News24, 21 November 2017

The latest estimations based on 74% of branch general meeting nominations place Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa in the lead for the ANC presidency. Yet, the race is still too close to call, says the IRR's Frans Cronje.

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The octopus that will strangle health care - Politicsweb, 19 November 2017

Following the white paper, the department has already invited nominations for seven new committees to help implement NHI. These will deal with tertiary services, training and development, pricing, benefits, the consolidation of financing, and technology. There will also be a national health commission.

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Prepare for accelerated looting, doctors emigrating amid NHI’s implementation - BizNews, 15 November 2019

The government is pressing ahead with implementing the National Health Insurance (NHI) proposal even though the state still does not know how much the new system will cost or how it can be financed. The Department of Health (DoH) seems determined to proceed by trial-and-error, irrespective of the massive damage that is likely to result.

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The DA must dare to be different - Politicsweb, 14 November 2017

Some in the media still describe the DA as “white” or “perceived as white”. The narrative didn’t change after most of the Coloured community in the Cape jettisoned the ANC for the DA. The Indian community nationally joined them. What the criticism means is that “black” really just means “African”.

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FirstRand's assault on 'thought leadership' - Politicsweb, 13 November 2017

Founded in 1929, the IRR is but two years away from celebrating its 90th birthday. Throughout its history, the organisation has fought racial discrimination and promoted the principle of equality before the law. It has also argued that promotions and appointments should be made on merit rather than on racial grounds. It has also applied these principles in its own operations.

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10 questions about the ANC election answered: 'It's neck and neck - News24, 09 November 2017

With the ANC's elective conference approaching, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma may have a majority of the league votes. To be sure of victory, Cyril Ramaphosa must enter the conference with a comfortable branch majority,

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Suicide mission: ANC seems to be ‘actively’ inviting junk status - BizNews, 29 November 2017

The ANC knows very well what needs to be done to avoid junk status. For many years, however – and especially in the past 11 months, when the threat of downgrades has been most acute – it has been doing the opposite. So much so, in fact, that it seems to have been inviting junk status.

Read More…

Four South African Futures: Where To After The ANC Conference? - Huffington Post SA, 29 November 2017

The ANC conference will not on its own predetermine what might appear to be the obvious shape of things to come

Read More…

Mining Charter: obsession with the colour of ownership a setback for mines - Business day, 27 November 2017

The prioritisation of the ownership issue sidelines all the other empowerment channels that could make an impact

Read More…

Trapped in the past and stuck in a rut - Politicsweb, 26 November 2017

Since the African National Congress came to power in 1994, unemployment (on the expanded definition) has risen from 3.67 million to 9.30 million. To issue a report 23 years later blaming colonialism and apartheid for this state of affairs no doubt satisfies the needs of political correctness, but it is irrational.

Read More…

ANALYSIS: Ramaphosa in the lead with 74% of nominations tallie - IRR - News24, 21 November 2017

The latest estimations based on 74% of branch general meeting nominations place Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa in the lead for the ANC presidency. Yet, the race is still too close to call, says the IRR's Frans Cronje.

Read More…

The octopus that will strangle health care - Politicsweb, 19 November 2017

Following the white paper, the department has already invited nominations for seven new committees to help implement NHI. These will deal with tertiary services, training and development, pricing, benefits, the consolidation of financing, and technology. There will also be a national health commission.

Read More…

Prepare for accelerated looting, doctors emigrating amid NHI’s implementation - BizNews, 15 November 2019

The government is pressing ahead with implementing the National Health Insurance (NHI) proposal even though the state still does not know how much the new system will cost or how it can be financed. The Department of Health (DoH) seems determined to proceed by trial-and-error, irrespective of the massive damage that is likely to result.

Read More…

The DA must dare to be different - Politicsweb, 14 November 2017

Some in the media still describe the DA as “white” or “perceived as white”. The narrative didn’t change after most of the Coloured community in the Cape jettisoned the ANC for the DA. The Indian community nationally joined them. What the criticism means is that “black” really just means “African”.

Read More…

FirstRand's assault on 'thought leadership' - Politicsweb, 13 November 2017

Founded in 1929, the IRR is but two years away from celebrating its 90th birthday. Throughout its history, the organisation has fought racial discrimination and promoted the principle of equality before the law. It has also argued that promotions and appointments should be made on merit rather than on racial grounds. It has also applied these principles in its own operations.

Read More…

10 questions about the ANC election answered: 'It's neck and neck - News24, 09 November 2017

With the ANC's elective conference approaching, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma may have a majority of the league votes. To be sure of victory, Cyril Ramaphosa must enter the conference with a comfortable branch majority,

Read More…

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