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.

We have to make unpopular choices on youth jobs – City Press, 1 October 2014

Frans Cronje outlines what he believes to be the solution to our crisis.

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Meeste vroue vermoor deur man, kêrel – Beeld, 13 September 2014

Intieme vroueslag is nou die grootste oorsaak van moord op vroue in Suid-Afrika.

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The Investment Bill: Is it constitutional? – Politicsweb, 28 August 2014

Mark Oppenheimer and Cecelia Kok analyse draft law's erosion of property rights in context of the ConCourt's AgriSA judgment.

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Fantasties, fun and the mass production of black millionaires – Business Day, 25 August 2014

THE more the government fails with the basics, the more it takes refuge in fantasy. It cannot keep the lights on, stop rhino poaching, or get the teachers it employs to spend more than three hours a day in class, but it will now mass-produce black industrialists and black farmers. That’s in addition to achieving "energy sovereignty", setting up a Brics bank, establishing our own shipping fleet, and creating a "mining champion".

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Certificate of need a useful instrument to apply to Cabinet – Business Day, 11 August 2014

ACCORDING to Business Day, longstanding proposals to require doctors and other providers of health services to obtain "certificates of need" from the government before they are allowed to practise have once again been put on hold. That is no reason, however, why we should not explore extending this concept.

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State must assist the private sector in providing education – Business Day, 28 July 2014

The state should get out of the business of running schools. Instead, it would divide its schooling budget into bursaries in the form of vouchers given to parents to enable them to buy education from the provider of their choice.

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It is not enough to condemn culprits when babies die - Business Day, 30 June 2014

"Condemn us when children die of contaminated water." That, according to Cyril Ramaphosa, deputy president of the African National Congress (ANC) and the country, is one of the media's jobs. He was speaking on 20 June at the annual Nat Nakasa award for courageous journalism hosted by the South African National Editors' Forum.

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Letter that business really needs to write to Zuma, but will not - Business Day 19 May 2014

We applaud the business-friendly noises coming from some of your ministers despite the gains of the Economic Freedom Fighters in the recent election. However, we don't believe them. This stocktake will tell you why.

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South Africa is doing just fine on race relations, though threats await - Business Day 5 May 2014

As Freedom Day and this week's election approached, a number of foreign journalists asked me how South Africa was doing on the race relations front. My answer: "There are threats down the road arising from racial laws, but so far, very nicely, thank you."

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Apartheid depravities are no excuse for current corruption - Business Day 7 April 2014

One reason why financial corruption under African National Congress (ANC) rule has become systemic is that it was not strangled at birth. And we won't stop it by deploying the red herring that current problems are merely hangovers from the apartheid past, as some commentators do.

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We have to make unpopular choices on youth jobs – City Press, 1 October 2014

Frans Cronje outlines what he believes to be the solution to our crisis.

Read More…

Meeste vroue vermoor deur man, kêrel – Beeld, 13 September 2014

Intieme vroueslag is nou die grootste oorsaak van moord op vroue in Suid-Afrika.

Read More…

The Investment Bill: Is it constitutional? – Politicsweb, 28 August 2014

Mark Oppenheimer and Cecelia Kok analyse draft law's erosion of property rights in context of the ConCourt's AgriSA judgment.

Read More…

Fantasties, fun and the mass production of black millionaires – Business Day, 25 August 2014

THE more the government fails with the basics, the more it takes refuge in fantasy. It cannot keep the lights on, stop rhino poaching, or get the teachers it employs to spend more than three hours a day in class, but it will now mass-produce black industrialists and black farmers. That’s in addition to achieving "energy sovereignty", setting up a Brics bank, establishing our own shipping fleet, and creating a "mining champion".

Read More…

Certificate of need a useful instrument to apply to Cabinet – Business Day, 11 August 2014

ACCORDING to Business Day, longstanding proposals to require doctors and other providers of health services to obtain "certificates of need" from the government before they are allowed to practise have once again been put on hold. That is no reason, however, why we should not explore extending this concept.

Read More…

State must assist the private sector in providing education – Business Day, 28 July 2014

The state should get out of the business of running schools. Instead, it would divide its schooling budget into bursaries in the form of vouchers given to parents to enable them to buy education from the provider of their choice.

Read More…

It is not enough to condemn culprits when babies die - Business Day, 30 June 2014

"Condemn us when children die of contaminated water." That, according to Cyril Ramaphosa, deputy president of the African National Congress (ANC) and the country, is one of the media's jobs. He was speaking on 20 June at the annual Nat Nakasa award for courageous journalism hosted by the South African National Editors' Forum.

Read More…

Letter that business really needs to write to Zuma, but will not - Business Day 19 May 2014

We applaud the business-friendly noises coming from some of your ministers despite the gains of the Economic Freedom Fighters in the recent election. However, we don't believe them. This stocktake will tell you why.

Read More…

South Africa is doing just fine on race relations, though threats await - Business Day 5 May 2014

As Freedom Day and this week's election approached, a number of foreign journalists asked me how South Africa was doing on the race relations front. My answer: "There are threats down the road arising from racial laws, but so far, very nicely, thank you."

Read More…

Apartheid depravities are no excuse for current corruption - Business Day 7 April 2014

One reason why financial corruption under African National Congress (ANC) rule has become systemic is that it was not strangled at birth. And we won't stop it by deploying the red herring that current problems are merely hangovers from the apartheid past, as some commentators do.

Read More…

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