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.

Mining could play a critical role in growing jobs - BizCommunity, 13 February 2018

South Africa's bleak employment outlook underscores the pressing need for the country to revisit its policy on mining with a view to generating investment-led growth in one of the few sectors of the economy with the potential to absorb large numbers of unskilled labour.

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Is SA Really Worse Now Than Under Apartheid? - Huffington Post, 12 February 2018

"Most people would seem to believe the last 20 years have hardly revolutionised their lives."

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Who will pay the price for the Esidimeni tragedy - Politicsweb, 12 February 2018

In an open society with a free and critical press and vigilant NGOs, there is no excuse for government officials not to know what is going on around them. It was no excuse under the previous government and it is no excuse under the present one.

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Land audit does not tell us all we need to know - News24, 11 February 2018

Much has been made of the apparently paltry landholdings of black South Africans, at 1.2% of farmland and 7% of formally registered urban land. Taken at face value, this suggests that neither government’s land reform initiatives, nor market-based transactions, have had any noticeable impact on black people’s asset base

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Op-Ed: The SA mining industry can do much more than merely survive - Daily Maverick, 09 February 2018

On the strength of his pro-investment approach, Cyril Ramaphosa’s elevation is being viewed with hope – and it comes at a propitious time.

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Hoping for less of the same: An alternative SONA from the IRR’s Frans Cronje - BizNews, 7 February 2018

If South Africa’s ever-increasing demands born of post-1994 successes are not met, the ruling ANC may soon find itself in the same trouble it was in just a few weeks ago – and for the same reasons.

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People Power Is The Condition Of Our Democracy’s Survival -Huffington Post, 07 February 2018

"The whole success of what South Africa has set out to achieve over the past 28 years will be determined by its economy

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What needs to be done - Politicsweb, 06 February 2018

Meeting popular expectations is essentially a challenge of labour market access. If you conduct a polling exercise and ask South Africans what they most want, what is necessary above all else to improve living standards and build thriving communities, the answer, every time, is employment. Many analysts and politicians argue that South Africa has experienced two decades of jobless growth – but this is

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Underestimate the impulse to co-operate at your peril - Business Day, 05 February 2018

The Nazi-era Eichmanns of the world take human fallibility to frightening depths,

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Growth has to be our topmost priority - Politicsweb, 04 February 2018

The surest way to demonstrate one's politically correct credentials and signal one's virtue these days is to bewail supposedly mounting "inequality". Given its view that capitalism is a "crime against humanity", it was only to be expected that Oxfam should make a meal of inequality and demand that it be remedied by "more tax justice", whatever that may mean.

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Mining could play a critical role in growing jobs - BizCommunity, 13 February 2018

South Africa's bleak employment outlook underscores the pressing need for the country to revisit its policy on mining with a view to generating investment-led growth in one of the few sectors of the economy with the potential to absorb large numbers of unskilled labour.

Read More…

Is SA Really Worse Now Than Under Apartheid? - Huffington Post, 12 February 2018

"Most people would seem to believe the last 20 years have hardly revolutionised their lives."

Read More…

Who will pay the price for the Esidimeni tragedy - Politicsweb, 12 February 2018

In an open society with a free and critical press and vigilant NGOs, there is no excuse for government officials not to know what is going on around them. It was no excuse under the previous government and it is no excuse under the present one.

Read More…

Land audit does not tell us all we need to know - News24, 11 February 2018

Much has been made of the apparently paltry landholdings of black South Africans, at 1.2% of farmland and 7% of formally registered urban land. Taken at face value, this suggests that neither government’s land reform initiatives, nor market-based transactions, have had any noticeable impact on black people’s asset base

Read More…

Op-Ed: The SA mining industry can do much more than merely survive - Daily Maverick, 09 February 2018

On the strength of his pro-investment approach, Cyril Ramaphosa’s elevation is being viewed with hope – and it comes at a propitious time.

Read More…

Hoping for less of the same: An alternative SONA from the IRR’s Frans Cronje - BizNews, 7 February 2018

If South Africa’s ever-increasing demands born of post-1994 successes are not met, the ruling ANC may soon find itself in the same trouble it was in just a few weeks ago – and for the same reasons.

Read More…

People Power Is The Condition Of Our Democracy’s Survival -Huffington Post, 07 February 2018

"The whole success of what South Africa has set out to achieve over the past 28 years will be determined by its economy

Read More…

What needs to be done - Politicsweb, 06 February 2018

Meeting popular expectations is essentially a challenge of labour market access. If you conduct a polling exercise and ask South Africans what they most want, what is necessary above all else to improve living standards and build thriving communities, the answer, every time, is employment. Many analysts and politicians argue that South Africa has experienced two decades of jobless growth – but this is

Read More…

Underestimate the impulse to co-operate at your peril - Business Day, 05 February 2018

The Nazi-era Eichmanns of the world take human fallibility to frightening depths,

Read More…

Growth has to be our topmost priority - Politicsweb, 04 February 2018

The surest way to demonstrate one's politically correct credentials and signal one's virtue these days is to bewail supposedly mounting "inequality". Given its view that capitalism is a "crime against humanity", it was only to be expected that Oxfam should make a meal of inequality and demand that it be remedied by "more tax justice", whatever that may mean.

Read More…

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