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.

Can ANC move from diagnosis to cure? Saturday Star, 14th July 2012.

The ANC of 2007 under Thabo Mbeki was one of denialism. Denial of problems from HIV/Aids, to crime, corruption and xenophobia. Without many people acknowledging the change, the ANC has started to accept the problems it faces as a governing party.

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Letter: No special protection for president - Business Day, 10th July 2012.

The Institute's Head of Special Research, Dr Anthea Jeffery, argues that Zapiro's main offence is not disrespecting the office of the president but rather that the insight he has offered with his controversial cartoon "cuts far too close to the bone".

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Letter: Textile union between rock and hard place - Business Report, 9th July 2012.

It is ironic that the Southern African Clothing and Textile Workers’ Union (Sactwu) is fighting against the implementation of the same minimum wages that it helped to impose on the industry (“Union fights court bid to close clothing factories”, Business Report, July 5).

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Schools designed to 'remove apartheid from the pupils' hearts' - Business Day, 9th July 2012.

One of the most imaginative pioneers of multi racial education in Southern Africa, Deane Yates, died in Johannesburg last month aged 90.

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Letter: The land reform lie - Business Day, 5th July 2012.

The Deputy CEO, Frans Cronje says that there are people in South Africa who believe land reform is one key to addressing poverty and unemployment challenges.

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Disparities in SA steadfastly narrowing, say the numbers - Business Day, 5th July 2012.

The Institute's Research Manager, Lucy Holborn, says that radical policies and increased state involvement in the economy are not the answers to narrowing the wealth disparities between white and black people in South Africa.

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Letter: Assigning the state a colour muddies water - The Star, 4th July 2012.

The Research Manager, Lucy Holborn, says that if we are to meaningfully assess the control of the economy in the hands of ordinary black and white South Africans, assigning the state a colour may be muddying the water.

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Letter: Address the real issues - Business Day, 4th July 2012.

Georgina Alexander, a researcher at the Institute, argues that the high unemployment rate in South Africa is a symptom of a much larger problem.

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Local economic risks are as big as the risks from Europe - Business Day, 25th June 2012.

The CEO of the Institute, John Kane-Berman, argues that some in the government and the ANC are slowly but surely strangling the economy.

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Rassistiese staat baat witmense - Rapport, 17th June 2012.

My ervaring van skryf vir die Afrikaanse pers is dat, sodra genoem word wit Suid-Afrikaners is deesdae ekonomies nog meer vooruitstrewend, is daar ’n woedende reaksie.

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Can ANC move from diagnosis to cure? Saturday Star, 14th July 2012.

The ANC of 2007 under Thabo Mbeki was one of denialism. Denial of problems from HIV/Aids, to crime, corruption and xenophobia. Without many people acknowledging the change, the ANC has started to accept the problems it faces as a governing party.

Read More…

Letter: No special protection for president - Business Day, 10th July 2012.

The Institute's Head of Special Research, Dr Anthea Jeffery, argues that Zapiro's main offence is not disrespecting the office of the president but rather that the insight he has offered with his controversial cartoon "cuts far too close to the bone".

Read More…

Letter: Textile union between rock and hard place - Business Report, 9th July 2012.

It is ironic that the Southern African Clothing and Textile Workers’ Union (Sactwu) is fighting against the implementation of the same minimum wages that it helped to impose on the industry (“Union fights court bid to close clothing factories”, Business Report, July 5).

Read More…

Schools designed to 'remove apartheid from the pupils' hearts' - Business Day, 9th July 2012.

One of the most imaginative pioneers of multi racial education in Southern Africa, Deane Yates, died in Johannesburg last month aged 90.

Read More…

Letter: The land reform lie - Business Day, 5th July 2012.

The Deputy CEO, Frans Cronje says that there are people in South Africa who believe land reform is one key to addressing poverty and unemployment challenges.

Read More…

Disparities in SA steadfastly narrowing, say the numbers - Business Day, 5th July 2012.

The Institute's Research Manager, Lucy Holborn, says that radical policies and increased state involvement in the economy are not the answers to narrowing the wealth disparities between white and black people in South Africa.

Read More…

Letter: Assigning the state a colour muddies water - The Star, 4th July 2012.

The Research Manager, Lucy Holborn, says that if we are to meaningfully assess the control of the economy in the hands of ordinary black and white South Africans, assigning the state a colour may be muddying the water.

Read More…

Letter: Address the real issues - Business Day, 4th July 2012.

Georgina Alexander, a researcher at the Institute, argues that the high unemployment rate in South Africa is a symptom of a much larger problem.

Read More…

Local economic risks are as big as the risks from Europe - Business Day, 25th June 2012.

The CEO of the Institute, John Kane-Berman, argues that some in the government and the ANC are slowly but surely strangling the economy.

Read More…

Rassistiese staat baat witmense - Rapport, 17th June 2012.

My ervaring van skryf vir die Afrikaanse pers is dat, sodra genoem word wit Suid-Afrikaners is deesdae ekonomies nog meer vooruitstrewend, is daar ’n woedende reaksie.

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