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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.

You can’t lift up the wage earner by pulling the wage payer down - BizNews, 30 June 2017

In a letter to Business Day on June 20, 2017, John Louw asks incredulously how a charter can force mining companies to pay dividends over a 10-year period to facilitate the repayment of finance extended to empowerment “partners”, with a penalty if the dividends fall short of extinguishing such debt at the end of the period?

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A good story to tell about a better life for all - News24, 29 June 2017

Service delivery successes were extraordinary. The number of households living in a formal house more than doubled after 1996. In 1996, there were 5.8 million households living in a formal house.

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Don't underestimate the pain of others - Rand Daily Mail, 29 June 2017

'There is no monopoly on pain visited on a people from prejudice and hate: the Rwandans, Cambodians and Armenians, to name but a few, can attest to that'

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Mining: Appeasement hasn't worked - Politicsweb, 25 June 2017

The chamber says it will challenge the charter in court. It has also called on the African National Congress (ANC) to intervene. The problem is that the mining industry was co-opted a long time ago. It did so when it bought into the ANC's racial "transformation" process by adopting the first mining charter back in 2004.

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Venezuela offers SA a dire lesson in socialism at all costs - BizNews, 23 June 2017

Water and electricity is being rationed. The shortage of medical supplies is so high that the United Nations has been asked for assistance. Thirty percent of children are malnourished. In 2016, the average citizen lost nearly 9 kilograms in weight.

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LETTER: Miners must speak up - Business Day, 22 June 2017

Miners invest very little in telling this story and this mistake is a primary reason why they have become the target of so much media and activist hostility.

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Have black peoples’ lives improved after apartheid? - Polity, 20 June 2017

When South Africa transitioned into democracy in 1994, socio-economic conditions were disheartening, especially amongst Blacks. Nelson Mandela’s democratic government faced an enormous challenge in eradicating the legacy of apartheid and improving the lives of millions of South Africans.

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Colonialism & Zille: There's more to this than you may think - Politicsweb, 19 June 2017

A few months ago Ms Zille quoted Nelson Mandela as having said that South Africa's understanding of the rule of law was part of our colonial heritage. Marian Tupy of the Cato Institute in Washington recalled that a one-time Indian prime minister, Manmohan Singh, said that the judiciary and legal system were among the great institutions derived from British-Indian administration.

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Using scenarios to overcome uncertainty about SA’s future - Moneyweb, 16 June 2017

By changing the methods that firms use to advise their clients, one of the obstacles to investor success can be largely overcome.

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Trade union hegemony in South Africa being up-ended - BizNews, 15 June 2017

Companies fail, markets change and new industries come into being. There are always going to be negative consequences for some employees, while new opportunities arise for others. Unions must anticipate the change and not keep insisting that the world is flat.

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You can’t lift up the wage earner by pulling the wage payer down - BizNews, 30 June 2017

In a letter to Business Day on June 20, 2017, John Louw asks incredulously how a charter can force mining companies to pay dividends over a 10-year period to facilitate the repayment of finance extended to empowerment “partners”, with a penalty if the dividends fall short of extinguishing such debt at the end of the period?

Read More…

A good story to tell about a better life for all - News24, 29 June 2017

Service delivery successes were extraordinary. The number of households living in a formal house more than doubled after 1996. In 1996, there were 5.8 million households living in a formal house.

Read More…

Don't underestimate the pain of others - Rand Daily Mail, 29 June 2017

'There is no monopoly on pain visited on a people from prejudice and hate: the Rwandans, Cambodians and Armenians, to name but a few, can attest to that'

Read More…

Mining: Appeasement hasn't worked - Politicsweb, 25 June 2017

The chamber says it will challenge the charter in court. It has also called on the African National Congress (ANC) to intervene. The problem is that the mining industry was co-opted a long time ago. It did so when it bought into the ANC's racial "transformation" process by adopting the first mining charter back in 2004.

Read More…

Venezuela offers SA a dire lesson in socialism at all costs - BizNews, 23 June 2017

Water and electricity is being rationed. The shortage of medical supplies is so high that the United Nations has been asked for assistance. Thirty percent of children are malnourished. In 2016, the average citizen lost nearly 9 kilograms in weight.

Read More…

LETTER: Miners must speak up - Business Day, 22 June 2017

Miners invest very little in telling this story and this mistake is a primary reason why they have become the target of so much media and activist hostility.

Read More…

Have black peoples’ lives improved after apartheid? - Polity, 20 June 2017

When South Africa transitioned into democracy in 1994, socio-economic conditions were disheartening, especially amongst Blacks. Nelson Mandela’s democratic government faced an enormous challenge in eradicating the legacy of apartheid and improving the lives of millions of South Africans.

Read More…

Colonialism & Zille: There's more to this than you may think - Politicsweb, 19 June 2017

A few months ago Ms Zille quoted Nelson Mandela as having said that South Africa's understanding of the rule of law was part of our colonial heritage. Marian Tupy of the Cato Institute in Washington recalled that a one-time Indian prime minister, Manmohan Singh, said that the judiciary and legal system were among the great institutions derived from British-Indian administration.

Read More…

Using scenarios to overcome uncertainty about SA’s future - Moneyweb, 16 June 2017

By changing the methods that firms use to advise their clients, one of the obstacles to investor success can be largely overcome.

Read More…

Trade union hegemony in South Africa being up-ended - BizNews, 15 June 2017

Companies fail, markets change and new industries come into being. There are always going to be negative consequences for some employees, while new opportunities arise for others. Unions must anticipate the change and not keep insisting that the world is flat.

Read More…

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