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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.

The dangerous rise of Jacob Zuma's private army

The most chilling threat was the statement that it was ‘“mobilising” its members, who would be “combat ready”

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Frans Cronje: A time traveller’s guide to South Africa in 2030 - BizNews, 05 June 2017

Scenario planner and CEO of the IRR, Frans Cronje, has just released his second book on South Africa’s future, titled a Time Traveller’s Guide to South Africa in 2030. Rian Malan asked him about the book and about South Africa’s future.

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Radically transforming transformation - Politicsweb, 05 June 2017

This policy was adopted before the ANC came to power, and has been implemented incrementally since 1994 via a series of racial preferencing laws. Proposed amendments to the mining charter to increase black ownership from 26% to 30% are just the next step. So are all the latest land reform-proposals.

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Put education first to transform economy - News24, 04 June 2017

Aside from a universal basic income, a sound way to safeguard a basic level of income for the greatest number of people is to ensure they can be productive participants in the economy by ensuring access to quality education to a minimum level of completion

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ANC cherry-picking Davis wealth tax findings could prove a disaster - BizNews, 31 May 2017

The committee should consider the impact of Piketty’s tax proposals, as modelled in 2014 for the US economy by Dr Michael Schuyler of the Tax Foundation in Washington DC.

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LETTER: No checkmate for Zuma - Business Day, 31 May 2017

It may indeed be. However, another interpretation of the available evidence is that Zuma remains able to outmanoeuvre his critics and may yet exploit the ANC’s pursuit of year-end unity to put in place an infrastructure that secures his legacy for many years to come.

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What free trade has achieved - Politicsweb, 28 May 2017

These giant vessels have played a major role in one of the great success stories of recent years, enabling production of various goods to be relocated from rich to poor countries. As a result, hundreds of millions of people in China and elsewhere in East Asia have been able to start working themselves out of poverty - so much so that rising wages in some of these countries have caused production to be shifted to even poorer places, such as Vietnam.

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Reporting back from the future: how scenarios will help with SA planning - Business Day, 23 May

Amid economic and political volatility, a series of books forecasts a range of scary and not-so scary possibilities

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Land transformation madness - Politicsweb, 21 May 2017

None of these proposed laws is new. However, the government is now due to assess comments on the ceilings and processing bills received by deadlines that expired last week; draft regulations on valuation procedures are open for public comment until 19 June.

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Decoding the government’s economic double speak - Business Day, 17 May 2017

Contrary to what some analysts have reported, Malusi Gigaba has not clearly countered the views of his leftist adviser, Chris Malikane

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The dangerous rise of Jacob Zuma's private army

The most chilling threat was the statement that it was ‘“mobilising” its members, who would be “combat ready”

Read More…

Frans Cronje: A time traveller’s guide to South Africa in 2030 - BizNews, 05 June 2017

Scenario planner and CEO of the IRR, Frans Cronje, has just released his second book on South Africa’s future, titled a Time Traveller’s Guide to South Africa in 2030. Rian Malan asked him about the book and about South Africa’s future.

Read More…

Radically transforming transformation - Politicsweb, 05 June 2017

This policy was adopted before the ANC came to power, and has been implemented incrementally since 1994 via a series of racial preferencing laws. Proposed amendments to the mining charter to increase black ownership from 26% to 30% are just the next step. So are all the latest land reform-proposals.

Read More…

Put education first to transform economy - News24, 04 June 2017

Aside from a universal basic income, a sound way to safeguard a basic level of income for the greatest number of people is to ensure they can be productive participants in the economy by ensuring access to quality education to a minimum level of completion

Read More…

ANC cherry-picking Davis wealth tax findings could prove a disaster - BizNews, 31 May 2017

The committee should consider the impact of Piketty’s tax proposals, as modelled in 2014 for the US economy by Dr Michael Schuyler of the Tax Foundation in Washington DC.

Read More…

LETTER: No checkmate for Zuma - Business Day, 31 May 2017

It may indeed be. However, another interpretation of the available evidence is that Zuma remains able to outmanoeuvre his critics and may yet exploit the ANC’s pursuit of year-end unity to put in place an infrastructure that secures his legacy for many years to come.

Read More…

What free trade has achieved - Politicsweb, 28 May 2017

These giant vessels have played a major role in one of the great success stories of recent years, enabling production of various goods to be relocated from rich to poor countries. As a result, hundreds of millions of people in China and elsewhere in East Asia have been able to start working themselves out of poverty - so much so that rising wages in some of these countries have caused production to be shifted to even poorer places, such as Vietnam.

Read More…

Reporting back from the future: how scenarios will help with SA planning - Business Day, 23 May

Amid economic and political volatility, a series of books forecasts a range of scary and not-so scary possibilities

Read More…

Land transformation madness - Politicsweb, 21 May 2017

None of these proposed laws is new. However, the government is now due to assess comments on the ceilings and processing bills received by deadlines that expired last week; draft regulations on valuation procedures are open for public comment until 19 June.

Read More…

Decoding the government’s economic double speak - Business Day, 17 May 2017

Contrary to what some analysts have reported, Malusi Gigaba has not clearly countered the views of his leftist adviser, Chris Malikane

Read More…

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