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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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Every year our analysts and policy experts, in promoting new ideas and policies, contribute a wide range of articles to newspapers across South Africa.
Gauteng education department's master class in delusion - News24, 23 January 2018

Gauteng education department's master class in delusion - News24, 23 January 2018

How long the charade will last is hard to tell, but the Gauteng department of education has to date done very well in getting parents, activists, journalists and analysts to focus on almost everything other than the real problems confronting the education of their children.

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Are Overvaal And Day Zero Indicators Of SA's Future? - Huffington Post, 23 January 2018

A dynamic South Africa's hopes must ultimately depend on its own choices and its willingness to make them.

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LETTER: Ramaphosa’s challenge - Business Day, 22 January 2018

But both assurances will hinge on convincing investors that property and assets will remain safe from indiscriminate seizure

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ANC Meddling Is Dangerous, Even When It's Trying To Fix Things - Huffington Post, 22 January 2018

ANC Meddling Is Dangerous, Even When It's Trying To Fix Things - Huffington Post, 22 January 2018

Cyril Ramaphosa has been given a blank slate by all and sundry to clean up the mess Jacob Zuma has left behind. This is not necessarily a good thing.

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Op-Ed: What’s wrong with our land reform programme – will a commission really help? - Daily Maverick, 22 January 2018

A commission of inquiry to interrogate this depressing state of affairs should make eminent sense. Or does it?

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The real hero of the H&M controversy - Politicsweb, 21 January 2018

South Africa's Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) no doubt regard themselves as heroes for their acts of vandalism against H&M retail fashion shops in various parts of the country, but the real hero of this episode is Terry Mango, mother of the five-year-old boy who posed for an advertisement wearing a jumper bearing the words "coolest monkey in the jungle".

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ANC's land reform will bring no 'Garden of Eden' - 19 January 2018

The current policy of the government is not to give ownership of land to black farmers, but rather for the State to own all redistributed land and to force black farmers to lease it.

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Rising above the bustle brings the obvious into view - Business Day, 18 January 2018

Where freedom has been fought for and won, it is ironic that choices are so often reduced rather than expanded by the very environment that is meant to guarantee them

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Ramaphosa sets the stage for a buffalo market - Daily Maverick, 16 January 2018

The “Buffalo Man” is a moniker for Cyril Ramaphosa that is likely to stick, not only because of his investments in rare game, but because his maiden January 8 statement sets the stage for a buffalo market as a feature of his administration.

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LETTER: Back-to-front strategy - Business Day, 15 January 2018

Expropriating commercial farms without compensation will condemn the agriculture sector to a similar fate.

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Gauteng education department's master class in delusion - News24, 23 January 2018

Gauteng education department's master class in delusion - News24, 23 January 2018

How long the charade will last is hard to tell, but the Gauteng department of education has to date done very well in getting parents, activists, journalists and analysts to focus on almost everything other than the real problems confronting the education of their children.

Read More…

Are Overvaal And Day Zero Indicators Of SA's Future? - Huffington Post, 23 January 2018

A dynamic South Africa's hopes must ultimately depend on its own choices and its willingness to make them.

Read More…

LETTER: Ramaphosa’s challenge - Business Day, 22 January 2018

But both assurances will hinge on convincing investors that property and assets will remain safe from indiscriminate seizure

Read More…

ANC Meddling Is Dangerous, Even When It's Trying To Fix Things - Huffington Post, 22 January 2018

ANC Meddling Is Dangerous, Even When It's Trying To Fix Things - Huffington Post, 22 January 2018

Cyril Ramaphosa has been given a blank slate by all and sundry to clean up the mess Jacob Zuma has left behind. This is not necessarily a good thing.

Read More…

Op-Ed: What’s wrong with our land reform programme – will a commission really help? - Daily Maverick, 22 January 2018

A commission of inquiry to interrogate this depressing state of affairs should make eminent sense. Or does it?

Read More…

The real hero of the H&M controversy - Politicsweb, 21 January 2018

South Africa's Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) no doubt regard themselves as heroes for their acts of vandalism against H&M retail fashion shops in various parts of the country, but the real hero of this episode is Terry Mango, mother of the five-year-old boy who posed for an advertisement wearing a jumper bearing the words "coolest monkey in the jungle".

Read More…

ANC's land reform will bring no 'Garden of Eden' - 19 January 2018

The current policy of the government is not to give ownership of land to black farmers, but rather for the State to own all redistributed land and to force black farmers to lease it.

Read More…

Rising above the bustle brings the obvious into view - Business Day, 18 January 2018

Where freedom has been fought for and won, it is ironic that choices are so often reduced rather than expanded by the very environment that is meant to guarantee them

Read More…

Ramaphosa sets the stage for a buffalo market - Daily Maverick, 16 January 2018

The “Buffalo Man” is a moniker for Cyril Ramaphosa that is likely to stick, not only because of his investments in rare game, but because his maiden January 8 statement sets the stage for a buffalo market as a feature of his administration.

Read More…

LETTER: Back-to-front strategy - Business Day, 15 January 2018

Expropriating commercial farms without compensation will condemn the agriculture sector to a similar fate.

Read More…

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