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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.

NDP's racial thinking fits the definition of madness - Business Day, 5th August 2013.

John Kane-Berman says that the reaffirmation and reiteration of Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment (BBBEE) and Affirmative Action in the National Development Plan is nothing short of madness.

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ANC does a brilliant NDP co-option job on the DA and business - Business Day, 22nd July 2013.

In his fortnightly column in Business Day, John Kane-Berman, the Institute's CEO, says that while the National Development Plan is fatally flawed, the ANC has done a remarkable job of getting widespread endorsement for the Plan.

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The government itself is a menace to the mining industry - Business Day, 8th July 2013.

"Reckless and populist ministers armed with confusing legislation and increasing arbitrary powers to enforce daft demands backed by draconian penalties are as big a threat to mining as everything else put together", says the Institute's CEO, John Kane-Berman.

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Unemployed youth may destabilise fiscus in the long run - Business Day, 24th June 2013.

John Kane-Berman, the Institute's CEO, says that, "Despite its own warning, the NDP favours minimum benefits over and above what the constitution requires. At the same time, the ANC is busy reducing job prospects for unemployed youngsters."

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Case for salami-slicing away union powers is as strong as ever - Business Day, 10th June 2013.

John Kane-Berman says that the likely capitulation of the ANC to Cosatu over labour law amendments this week confirms that the battle of ideas to liberalise the country's economy will continue for some time. It will, however, be won in the end.

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DA must not now compromise on opposition to racial laws - Business Day, 27th May 2013.

In his fortnightly column in Business Day, John Kane-Berman, the Institute's CEO, writes that the Democratic Alliance (DA) should use the moral authority of the party's history and fight against the racial practices of the ruling tripartite alliance.

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’n Klein poel van 1,5% dra die staat - Rapport, 19th May 2013.

In his monthly column in Rapport newspaper, the Institute's Deputy CEO, Frans Cronje, says that 500 000 individuals, or approximately 1.5% of the population, paid 50% of the income tax received by the State.

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W(h)ither the whites? - City Press, 19th May 2013.

The 1994 transition liberated black South Africans from oppression, but also liberated whites, writes Frans Cronje.

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Do not hold your breath that Guptagate will change the ANC - Business Day, 13th May 2013.

In his fortnightly column in Business Day newspaper, John Kane-Berman does not believe that 'Guptagate' will change the ANC's corrupt ways.

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'DTI equals Destruction of Trade and Industry' - Business Day, 29th April 2013.

In his fortnightly column in Business Day, the Institute's CEO, John Kane-Berman, says that the Licensing of Business Bill of 2013 is another step closer to bringing about a 'national democratic society' through the National Democratic Revolution. The ANC recommitted itself to this objective at the national conference in Mangaung in December last year.

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NDP's racial thinking fits the definition of madness - Business Day, 5th August 2013.

John Kane-Berman says that the reaffirmation and reiteration of Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment (BBBEE) and Affirmative Action in the National Development Plan is nothing short of madness.

Read More…

ANC does a brilliant NDP co-option job on the DA and business - Business Day, 22nd July 2013.

In his fortnightly column in Business Day, John Kane-Berman, the Institute's CEO, says that while the National Development Plan is fatally flawed, the ANC has done a remarkable job of getting widespread endorsement for the Plan.

Read More…

The government itself is a menace to the mining industry - Business Day, 8th July 2013.

"Reckless and populist ministers armed with confusing legislation and increasing arbitrary powers to enforce daft demands backed by draconian penalties are as big a threat to mining as everything else put together", says the Institute's CEO, John Kane-Berman.

Read More…

Unemployed youth may destabilise fiscus in the long run - Business Day, 24th June 2013.

John Kane-Berman, the Institute's CEO, says that, "Despite its own warning, the NDP favours minimum benefits over and above what the constitution requires. At the same time, the ANC is busy reducing job prospects for unemployed youngsters."

Read More…

Case for salami-slicing away union powers is as strong as ever - Business Day, 10th June 2013.

John Kane-Berman says that the likely capitulation of the ANC to Cosatu over labour law amendments this week confirms that the battle of ideas to liberalise the country's economy will continue for some time. It will, however, be won in the end.

Read More…

DA must not now compromise on opposition to racial laws - Business Day, 27th May 2013.

In his fortnightly column in Business Day, John Kane-Berman, the Institute's CEO, writes that the Democratic Alliance (DA) should use the moral authority of the party's history and fight against the racial practices of the ruling tripartite alliance.

Read More…

’n Klein poel van 1,5% dra die staat - Rapport, 19th May 2013.

In his monthly column in Rapport newspaper, the Institute's Deputy CEO, Frans Cronje, says that 500 000 individuals, or approximately 1.5% of the population, paid 50% of the income tax received by the State.

Read More…

W(h)ither the whites? - City Press, 19th May 2013.

The 1994 transition liberated black South Africans from oppression, but also liberated whites, writes Frans Cronje.

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Do not hold your breath that Guptagate will change the ANC - Business Day, 13th May 2013.

In his fortnightly column in Business Day newspaper, John Kane-Berman does not believe that 'Guptagate' will change the ANC's corrupt ways.

Read More…

'DTI equals Destruction of Trade and Industry' - Business Day, 29th April 2013.

In his fortnightly column in Business Day, the Institute's CEO, John Kane-Berman, says that the Licensing of Business Bill of 2013 is another step closer to bringing about a 'national democratic society' through the National Democratic Revolution. The ANC recommitted itself to this objective at the national conference in Mangaung in December last year.

Read More…

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