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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.

Empty promises make it harder for the state to destroy jobs - Business Day, 8th November 2010.

John Kane-Berman argues that very few believe in the Government's latest promise to create five million new jobs in the next ten years.

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White farmers being set up as the new land reform scapegoats - Business Day, 25th October 2010.

In his fortnightly column in Business Day, John Kane-Berman argues that the green paper on land reform drafted by the Department of Rural Development on Land Reform only gives a small inkling on what is truly in store due to the lack of reference to black economic empowerment (BEE).

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ANC has blundered when even the Swedes become critical of it - Business Day, 27th September 2010.

In his fortnightly column in Business Day, John Kane-Berman argued that the South African Government has scored two own goals in its administration of the coutry. These blunders by the ANC have made even Sweden, a generous donor to the ANC during its struggle for power, voice disappointment in the ruling party.

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ANC betrays a priceless heritage - Business Day 29th March 2010

John Kane-Berman wrote in Business Day : "Talk of nationalisation masks decay of our real national assets"

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While the bread lasts we should sit back and enjoy ANC circus. - Business Day 15th March 2010

BUSINESS Day hit the nail on the head last Thursday (March 11) when commenting on Winnie Madikizela- Mandela’s latest foray into public consciousness. “It’s enormous fun to watch the ANC (African National Congress) tie itself up in knots as it tries, for the millionth time, to extract itself from another gigantic political excess.”

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Little value for money in government spending - Business Day 18th February 2010

Deservedly, Pravin Gordhan’s budget has been widely praised. But a fundamental question arises: does the country get value for money from a government which appropriates an increasing slice of GDP? Here is what John Kane-Berman wrote in today's edition of Business Day:

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Needed: another De Klerk - Business Day 15th February 2010

John Kane-Berman has resumed his column in Business Day. The edition of 15th February 2010 the follows below:

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Institute backs 'courageous' Zille - Letter to the Cape Times, 18th May 2009

The Institute submitted the letter below to the Cape Times in support of what it described as Helen Zille's 'courageous stance on quotas in her Western Cape cabinet'.

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Seepe's views his own - 8th May 2009

John Kane-Berman wrote a letter which appeared in Business Day stating that, "Views expressed by Prof Sipho Seepe in a series of columns in Business Day (most recently on May 6, Black man stating his opinion risks losing approval of whites) may have been assumed to be those of the South African Institute of Race Relations. Although Seepe is its president, many of his views are not those of the institute, which remains as strongly committed to the independence of the judiciary and the rule of law as it always has been."

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Bury the plans for a state mining company - 30th April 2009

John Kane-Berman wrote in Business Day this morning that, "All these risks aside, the idea of a state mining company might turn out to be brilliant — so brilliant that we should all rush out and buy shares in rival firms digging out whatever minerals the state decides to mine. This is because the new company is likely to be so badly run that the minerals in question will remain in the ground, contributing to global shortages, so pushing global prices up. The bull market would be back."

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Empty promises make it harder for the state to destroy jobs - Business Day, 8th November 2010.

John Kane-Berman argues that very few believe in the Government's latest promise to create five million new jobs in the next ten years.

Read More…

White farmers being set up as the new land reform scapegoats - Business Day, 25th October 2010.

In his fortnightly column in Business Day, John Kane-Berman argues that the green paper on land reform drafted by the Department of Rural Development on Land Reform only gives a small inkling on what is truly in store due to the lack of reference to black economic empowerment (BEE).

Read More…

ANC has blundered when even the Swedes become critical of it - Business Day, 27th September 2010.

In his fortnightly column in Business Day, John Kane-Berman argued that the South African Government has scored two own goals in its administration of the coutry. These blunders by the ANC have made even Sweden, a generous donor to the ANC during its struggle for power, voice disappointment in the ruling party.

Read More…

ANC betrays a priceless heritage - Business Day 29th March 2010

John Kane-Berman wrote in Business Day : "Talk of nationalisation masks decay of our real national assets"

Read More…

While the bread lasts we should sit back and enjoy ANC circus. - Business Day 15th March 2010

BUSINESS Day hit the nail on the head last Thursday (March 11) when commenting on Winnie Madikizela- Mandela’s latest foray into public consciousness. “It’s enormous fun to watch the ANC (African National Congress) tie itself up in knots as it tries, for the millionth time, to extract itself from another gigantic political excess.”

Read More…

Little value for money in government spending - Business Day 18th February 2010

Deservedly, Pravin Gordhan’s budget has been widely praised. But a fundamental question arises: does the country get value for money from a government which appropriates an increasing slice of GDP? Here is what John Kane-Berman wrote in today's edition of Business Day:

Read More…

Needed: another De Klerk - Business Day 15th February 2010

John Kane-Berman has resumed his column in Business Day. The edition of 15th February 2010 the follows below:

Read More…

Institute backs 'courageous' Zille - Letter to the Cape Times, 18th May 2009

The Institute submitted the letter below to the Cape Times in support of what it described as Helen Zille's 'courageous stance on quotas in her Western Cape cabinet'.

Read More…

Seepe's views his own - 8th May 2009

John Kane-Berman wrote a letter which appeared in Business Day stating that, "Views expressed by Prof Sipho Seepe in a series of columns in Business Day (most recently on May 6, Black man stating his opinion risks losing approval of whites) may have been assumed to be those of the South African Institute of Race Relations. Although Seepe is its president, many of his views are not those of the institute, which remains as strongly committed to the independence of the judiciary and the rule of law as it always has been."

Read More…

Bury the plans for a state mining company - 30th April 2009

John Kane-Berman wrote in Business Day this morning that, "All these risks aside, the idea of a state mining company might turn out to be brilliant — so brilliant that we should all rush out and buy shares in rival firms digging out whatever minerals the state decides to mine. This is because the new company is likely to be so badly run that the minerals in question will remain in the ground, contributing to global shortages, so pushing global prices up. The bull market would be back."

Read More…

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