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.

Letter: Pathetic Policy - Business Day, 23rd June 2011.

What a disappointing performance by Archbishop Njongonkulu Ndungane in seeking to defend the admissions policy of the University of Cape Town (No better admission policy than race — for now, June 22).

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We're back to before square one on reforming our labour laws - Business Day, 20th June 2011

John Kane-Berman, CEO of the Institute, argues that labour legislation is keeping the unemployment rate so high.

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Economic growth the only way to escape shoddy state houses - Business Day, 9th May 2011.

In his fortnightly column in Business Day, CEO of the South African Institute of Race Relations, John Kane-Berman, argues, "It is not often that the government puts a price tag on failed policies, but that is what the Department of Human Settlements recently did with nepotism, cadre deployment, affirmative action, "tenderpreneurship" and general corruption in subsidised housing under the reconstruction and development programme (RDP)."

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Letter to the Editor: No laughing matter - Business Day, 14 April 2011.

You write in your editorial (A thug state in the making, April 13) that most South Africans don’t see Julius Malema as dangerous but rather as laughable.

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Vavi's ANC lament: full of sound and fury, signifying nothing? - Business Day, 11th April 2011.

MEMBERS of Parliament sitting on its justice committee were recently reported to have been "visibly shocked" at evidence of corruption and incompetence.

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'Turmoil in the party shows limitations of 'democratic centralism'' - Business Day, 28 March 2011.

John Kane-Berman argues that conventional wisdom has it that the violence flaring up periodically around the country arises from anger over poor "service delivery".

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South African Institute of Race Relations comments on 2011/2012 budget - NGO Pulse, 25 February 2011.

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan’s 2011 Budget shows why South Africa is rated as the most transparent government in accounting for its expenditure, as the document openly addresses pressing issues facing South Africa. The three biggest areas of spending are education, social protection and health. A notable inclusion is funding for the environment.

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Proposed new labour laws are mother of all madness - Business Day, 31 January 2011.

In his fortnightly column in Business Day, John Kane-Berman argues that the proposed new labour laws will harm, not help, the unemployment situation in the country.

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Labour market liberalisation is the elephant in the room - Business Day, 6th December 2010

John Kane-Berman argues that Ebrahim Patel's New Growth Plan is a nonstarter.

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Ruling party's antipathy towards NGOs has never gone away - Business Day, 13 September 2010.

In his fortnightly column in Business Day, John Kane-Berman argues that it is not only the media that is at risk from the ruling party.

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Letter: Pathetic Policy - Business Day, 23rd June 2011.

What a disappointing performance by Archbishop Njongonkulu Ndungane in seeking to defend the admissions policy of the University of Cape Town (No better admission policy than race — for now, June 22).

Read More…

We're back to before square one on reforming our labour laws - Business Day, 20th June 2011

John Kane-Berman, CEO of the Institute, argues that labour legislation is keeping the unemployment rate so high.

Read More…

Economic growth the only way to escape shoddy state houses - Business Day, 9th May 2011.

In his fortnightly column in Business Day, CEO of the South African Institute of Race Relations, John Kane-Berman, argues, "It is not often that the government puts a price tag on failed policies, but that is what the Department of Human Settlements recently did with nepotism, cadre deployment, affirmative action, "tenderpreneurship" and general corruption in subsidised housing under the reconstruction and development programme (RDP)."

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Letter to the Editor: No laughing matter - Business Day, 14 April 2011.

You write in your editorial (A thug state in the making, April 13) that most South Africans don’t see Julius Malema as dangerous but rather as laughable.

Read More…

Vavi's ANC lament: full of sound and fury, signifying nothing? - Business Day, 11th April 2011.

MEMBERS of Parliament sitting on its justice committee were recently reported to have been "visibly shocked" at evidence of corruption and incompetence.

Read More…

'Turmoil in the party shows limitations of 'democratic centralism'' - Business Day, 28 March 2011.

John Kane-Berman argues that conventional wisdom has it that the violence flaring up periodically around the country arises from anger over poor "service delivery".

Read More…

South African Institute of Race Relations comments on 2011/2012 budget - NGO Pulse, 25 February 2011.

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan’s 2011 Budget shows why South Africa is rated as the most transparent government in accounting for its expenditure, as the document openly addresses pressing issues facing South Africa. The three biggest areas of spending are education, social protection and health. A notable inclusion is funding for the environment.

Read More…

Proposed new labour laws are mother of all madness - Business Day, 31 January 2011.

In his fortnightly column in Business Day, John Kane-Berman argues that the proposed new labour laws will harm, not help, the unemployment situation in the country.

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Labour market liberalisation is the elephant in the room - Business Day, 6th December 2010

John Kane-Berman argues that Ebrahim Patel's New Growth Plan is a nonstarter.

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Ruling party's antipathy towards NGOs has never gone away - Business Day, 13 September 2010.

In his fortnightly column in Business Day, John Kane-Berman argues that it is not only the media that is at risk from the ruling party.

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