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.
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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.

Onteiening: Boere kan alles verloor, waarsku Frans Cronjé - Landbou, 08 March 2017

Suid-Afrika op ’n naaldpunt oor die grond-kwessie, en boere kan alles verloor, meen dr. Frans Cronjé.

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The slow destruction of our mining industry - Politicsweb, 05 March 2017

During his state-of-the-nation address a month ago President Jacob Zuma declared that "mining has always been the backbone of our economy". Speaking in October 2013 at the opening of an extension of the Venetia diamond mine operated by De Beers in the north of Limpopo, he said mining was "poised for growth and expansion".

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LETTER: Abnormal labour market - Business Day, 03 March 2017

SA’s absorption rate is just more than 40%. This is about 20 percentage points below the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development average

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Anthea Jeffery: Land Expropriation without compensation and (supposedly) within the constitution - BizNews, 02 March 2017

The ANC is now basking in widespread public approval for having thus faced the EFF down. Behind the scenes, however, it is still seeking to find ways to take land and other property without paying compensation and (supposedly) without breaching the Constitution.

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Businessmen and politics - Politicsweb, 02 March 2017

We are in the earliest days of a grand experiment to test the validity of the notion that the businessman’s dispassionate acumen can transform our sclerotic federal government into something with private sector efficiency.’

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FRANS CRONJE: Everyone is praising Gordhan's budget. My read is very different - Business Day, 28 February 2017

'Many politicians and analysts don’t like to hear it but the government has maxed out the economy’s revenue-creating capacity'

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Some wartime heroes are less equal than others - Politicsweb, 27 February 2017

Few of last week's numerous newspaper articles commemorating the tragic sinking of the SS Mendi off the English coastline near the Isle of Wight on 21st February 1917 failed to mention that the African servicemen who lost their lives in the First World War had been treated by the then government as second class

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We’re rowing against the fiscal deficit stream – IRR - BizNews, 23 February 2017

A related point is that government expenditure as a proportion of GDP has increased from 26.4% in 1994/95 to a projected 33% in 2017/18. By international standards this is a very high level. Our data on the subject extends back to the 1960s and the current level is the highest on record.

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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

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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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Onteiening: Boere kan alles verloor, waarsku Frans Cronjé - Landbou, 08 March 2017

Suid-Afrika op ’n naaldpunt oor die grond-kwessie, en boere kan alles verloor, meen dr. Frans Cronjé.

Read More…

The slow destruction of our mining industry - Politicsweb, 05 March 2017

During his state-of-the-nation address a month ago President Jacob Zuma declared that "mining has always been the backbone of our economy". Speaking in October 2013 at the opening of an extension of the Venetia diamond mine operated by De Beers in the north of Limpopo, he said mining was "poised for growth and expansion".

Read More…

LETTER: Abnormal labour market - Business Day, 03 March 2017

SA’s absorption rate is just more than 40%. This is about 20 percentage points below the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development average

Read More…

Anthea Jeffery: Land Expropriation without compensation and (supposedly) within the constitution - BizNews, 02 March 2017

The ANC is now basking in widespread public approval for having thus faced the EFF down. Behind the scenes, however, it is still seeking to find ways to take land and other property without paying compensation and (supposedly) without breaching the Constitution.

Read More…

Businessmen and politics - Politicsweb, 02 March 2017

We are in the earliest days of a grand experiment to test the validity of the notion that the businessman’s dispassionate acumen can transform our sclerotic federal government into something with private sector efficiency.’

Read More…

FRANS CRONJE: Everyone is praising Gordhan's budget. My read is very different - Business Day, 28 February 2017

'Many politicians and analysts don’t like to hear it but the government has maxed out the economy’s revenue-creating capacity'

Read More…

Some wartime heroes are less equal than others - Politicsweb, 27 February 2017

Few of last week's numerous newspaper articles commemorating the tragic sinking of the SS Mendi off the English coastline near the Isle of Wight on 21st February 1917 failed to mention that the African servicemen who lost their lives in the First World War had been treated by the then government as second class

Read More…

We’re rowing against the fiscal deficit stream – IRR - BizNews, 23 February 2017

A related point is that government expenditure as a proportion of GDP has increased from 26.4% in 1994/95 to a projected 33% in 2017/18. By international standards this is a very high level. Our data on the subject extends back to the 1960s and the current level is the highest on record.

Read More…

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…

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