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Our own writing in the media

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

Here’s how to fix SA’s mining sector, and the greater economy too - BizNews 06 September 2017

Millions of South Africans are currently held back by bad schooling, poor housing, and failing health care. Yet state expenditure in these three spheres totals some R570bn in this financial year alone, far exceeding what most other developing countries spend.

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Mining Charter 3’s road to serfdom - Business Day, 06 September 2017

The Charter cannot be implemented — but is worth examining for its attempt to keep black South Africans perpetually dependent

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'Black hair' rules in schools: A reality check - Politicsweb, 03 September 2017

Pupils at a public high school in a West Rand township visited two weeks ago were inspected by a "patroller" as they entered through the school gates. The headmistress explained that this was to ensure that they did not wear "branded clothing" instead of the school uniform, which included ties on boys. Pupils who wore such clothing tended to show off, which she did not think appropriate when 40% of all the pupils lived in shacks. These "show-offs" also tended to be more rebellious.

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Mine nationalisation without compensation: Gravity of Zwane’s crazy charter sinks in - BizNews, 31 August 2017

The government claims this will help increase prosperity, but international experience with state mining companies elsewhere shows the opposite. So too does the degree of incompetence, malfeasance, and corruption already evident at many of South Africa’s most important state-owned enterprises (SOEs), including Petro SA, Eskom, Transnet, Prasa, Denel, and SAA.

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The coming academic boycott of Israel at UCT? - Politicsweb, 28 August 2017

Israel Academic Boycott is a program of the UCT Palestinian Solidarity Forum (UCT-PSF) of which Nash and Ally are organisers. The UCT-PSF was founded in 2010 and has promoted an academic boycott of Israeli academia on and off since then.

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Hunting with the hounds and running with the hares on race - Politicsweb, 27 August 2017

The report said that the proportion of the population in poverty had increased from 53.2% in 2011 to 55.5% in 2015. "There can surely be no greater indictment of any government's performance than the number of people living in poverty rising on their watch," declared Mr Maimane.

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Assassinations: The ANC and SACP reap the whirlwind - Politicsweb, 21 August 2017

Black policemen were particular targets of attack. "Necklace" executions of supposed collaborators, which some influential ANC leaders endorsed, claimed more than 500 lives.

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Shifting the focus from booting out Zuma to voting out the ANC - BizNews,16 August 2017

From this viewpoint, the defeat of the no-confidence motion is not a mark of Mr Zuma’s continued strength but rather a confirmation that the time for Mr Zuma’s departure – in the eyes of all those trying to keep the ANC in power in 2019 – is not yet ripe.

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LETTER: SA needs more consumers - Business Day, 16 August 2017

Developing countries that do well in manufacturing are those that have large populations. Nigeria was able to overtake SA as Africa’s biggest economy due to the combined buying power of its huge population

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ANC corruption: The perils of waiting until it is too late - Politicwebs, 13 August 2017

What do the Nazi invasion of the Rhineland, the fate of Ahmed Timol, and African National Congress support for corruption have in common? They reveal the consequences of failing to nip evil in the bud when it first occurs.

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Here’s how to fix SA’s mining sector, and the greater economy too - BizNews 06 September 2017

Millions of South Africans are currently held back by bad schooling, poor housing, and failing health care. Yet state expenditure in these three spheres totals some R570bn in this financial year alone, far exceeding what most other developing countries spend.

Read More…

Mining Charter 3’s road to serfdom - Business Day, 06 September 2017

The Charter cannot be implemented — but is worth examining for its attempt to keep black South Africans perpetually dependent

Read More…

'Black hair' rules in schools: A reality check - Politicsweb, 03 September 2017

Pupils at a public high school in a West Rand township visited two weeks ago were inspected by a "patroller" as they entered through the school gates. The headmistress explained that this was to ensure that they did not wear "branded clothing" instead of the school uniform, which included ties on boys. Pupils who wore such clothing tended to show off, which she did not think appropriate when 40% of all the pupils lived in shacks. These "show-offs" also tended to be more rebellious.

Read More…

Mine nationalisation without compensation: Gravity of Zwane’s crazy charter sinks in - BizNews, 31 August 2017

The government claims this will help increase prosperity, but international experience with state mining companies elsewhere shows the opposite. So too does the degree of incompetence, malfeasance, and corruption already evident at many of South Africa’s most important state-owned enterprises (SOEs), including Petro SA, Eskom, Transnet, Prasa, Denel, and SAA.

Read More…

The coming academic boycott of Israel at UCT? - Politicsweb, 28 August 2017

Israel Academic Boycott is a program of the UCT Palestinian Solidarity Forum (UCT-PSF) of which Nash and Ally are organisers. The UCT-PSF was founded in 2010 and has promoted an academic boycott of Israeli academia on and off since then.

Read More…

Hunting with the hounds and running with the hares on race - Politicsweb, 27 August 2017

The report said that the proportion of the population in poverty had increased from 53.2% in 2011 to 55.5% in 2015. "There can surely be no greater indictment of any government's performance than the number of people living in poverty rising on their watch," declared Mr Maimane.

Read More…

Assassinations: The ANC and SACP reap the whirlwind - Politicsweb, 21 August 2017

Black policemen were particular targets of attack. "Necklace" executions of supposed collaborators, which some influential ANC leaders endorsed, claimed more than 500 lives.

Read More…

Shifting the focus from booting out Zuma to voting out the ANC - BizNews,16 August 2017

From this viewpoint, the defeat of the no-confidence motion is not a mark of Mr Zuma’s continued strength but rather a confirmation that the time for Mr Zuma’s departure – in the eyes of all those trying to keep the ANC in power in 2019 – is not yet ripe.

Read More…

LETTER: SA needs more consumers - Business Day, 16 August 2017

Developing countries that do well in manufacturing are those that have large populations. Nigeria was able to overtake SA as Africa’s biggest economy due to the combined buying power of its huge population

Read More…

ANC corruption: The perils of waiting until it is too late - Politicwebs, 13 August 2017

What do the Nazi invasion of the Rhineland, the fate of Ahmed Timol, and African National Congress support for corruption have in common? They reveal the consequences of failing to nip evil in the bud when it first occurs.

Read More…

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