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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 need our own Margaret Thatcher to handle toxic unions - 15th April 2013.

John Kane-Berman, the CEO of the Institute, says that unions such as Cosatu and Sadtu "are fond of posturing as revolutionaries. But when it comes to opening up opportunities to the black jobless, they are the most reactionary force on the block."

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Social spending is now a permanent temporary job substitute - Business Day, 18th March 2013.

In his fortnightly column in Business Day, the Institute's CEO, John Kane-Berman, writes that despite the Government's warning that "social spending is not a substitute for job creation" the Government's policies are not conducive to growth or job creation.

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Signs that bullying ANC is running scared of opposition parties - Business Day, 4th March 2013.

In his fortnightly column in Business Day, the Institute's CEO, John Kane-Berman, says that there are several signs that the ANC is afraid of opposition parties.

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Book review: 'War in Peace: The Truth about the South African Police's East Rand Riot Unit 1986 - 1994'

Few books have yet been written about the ‘people’s war’ waged by the African National Congress (ANC) from 1984 to 1994. Nick Howarth’s book, War in Peace, helps remedy that defect.

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Zuma's threats may have made the constitution less vulnerable - Business Day, 18th February 2013.

John Kane-Berman, the Chief Executive of the Institute, wrote in Business Day today that threats to the constitution have galvanized many South Africans into action, which may have the long-term consequence of safeguarding it.

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Political agenda may lie behind apparent state incompetence - Business Day, 4th February 2013.

In his fortnightly column in Business Day, the Institute's CEO, John Kane-Berman, questions whether the recent cancellation of several Non Profit Organisations' registration by the Department of Social Development really was accidental. In the light of envisioned legislation to put the country's NPOs under state control, the State could have had a more sinister agenda.

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State in denial of despair of jobless as it threatens employers - Business Day, 21st January 2013.

In his fortnightly column in Business Day, the Institute's CEO, John Kane-Berman, argued that it was premature to invest in further tertiary education infrastructure when the South African school system was not providing sufficient quality candidates to saturate the existing system.

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Media and Non-Profit sector need to jack up their vigilance - Business Day, 10th December 2012.

The Institute's CEO, John Kane-Berman, cautions that the Media and the non-profit sector will have to up their vigilance if they are to secure their future in South Africa.

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A decisive battle at Alamein took place 70 years ago this week - Business Day, 29th October 2012.

In his fortnightly column in Business Day, the Institute's CEO, John Kane-Berman, commemorates the seventieth anniversary of the Battle of El Alamein.

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SA is still a net exporter of food, but how long will that last? Business Day, 15th October 2012.

In his fortnightly column in Business Day, the Institute's Chief Executive, John Kane-Berman, says that South Africa is still a net exporter of food. The question is how much longer that will last.

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We need our own Margaret Thatcher to handle toxic unions - 15th April 2013.

John Kane-Berman, the CEO of the Institute, says that unions such as Cosatu and Sadtu "are fond of posturing as revolutionaries. But when it comes to opening up opportunities to the black jobless, they are the most reactionary force on the block."

Read More…

Social spending is now a permanent temporary job substitute - Business Day, 18th March 2013.

In his fortnightly column in Business Day, the Institute's CEO, John Kane-Berman, writes that despite the Government's warning that "social spending is not a substitute for job creation" the Government's policies are not conducive to growth or job creation.

Read More…

Signs that bullying ANC is running scared of opposition parties - Business Day, 4th March 2013.

In his fortnightly column in Business Day, the Institute's CEO, John Kane-Berman, says that there are several signs that the ANC is afraid of opposition parties.

Read More…

Book review: 'War in Peace: The Truth about the South African Police's East Rand Riot Unit 1986 - 1994'

Few books have yet been written about the ‘people’s war’ waged by the African National Congress (ANC) from 1984 to 1994. Nick Howarth’s book, War in Peace, helps remedy that defect.

Read More…

Zuma's threats may have made the constitution less vulnerable - Business Day, 18th February 2013.

John Kane-Berman, the Chief Executive of the Institute, wrote in Business Day today that threats to the constitution have galvanized many South Africans into action, which may have the long-term consequence of safeguarding it.

Read More…

Political agenda may lie behind apparent state incompetence - Business Day, 4th February 2013.

In his fortnightly column in Business Day, the Institute's CEO, John Kane-Berman, questions whether the recent cancellation of several Non Profit Organisations' registration by the Department of Social Development really was accidental. In the light of envisioned legislation to put the country's NPOs under state control, the State could have had a more sinister agenda.

Read More…

State in denial of despair of jobless as it threatens employers - Business Day, 21st January 2013.

In his fortnightly column in Business Day, the Institute's CEO, John Kane-Berman, argued that it was premature to invest in further tertiary education infrastructure when the South African school system was not providing sufficient quality candidates to saturate the existing system.

Read More…

Media and Non-Profit sector need to jack up their vigilance - Business Day, 10th December 2012.

The Institute's CEO, John Kane-Berman, cautions that the Media and the non-profit sector will have to up their vigilance if they are to secure their future in South Africa.

Read More…

A decisive battle at Alamein took place 70 years ago this week - Business Day, 29th October 2012.

In his fortnightly column in Business Day, the Institute's CEO, John Kane-Berman, commemorates the seventieth anniversary of the Battle of El Alamein.

Read More…

SA is still a net exporter of food, but how long will that last? Business Day, 15th October 2012.

In his fortnightly column in Business Day, the Institute's Chief Executive, John Kane-Berman, says that South Africa is still a net exporter of food. The question is how much longer that will last.

Read More…

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