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.

Policy battle over the big ideas - City Press, 6th October 2013.

Frans Cronje writes about the policy battle between the 'verkramptes' and 'verligtes' in the ANC and increasing evidence that the 'verligtes' could win.

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Letter: Agriculture feels state's heavy hand - Business Day, 4th October 2013.

The spirit of the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Amendment Bill of 2013 (the mining bill) seems to have permeated through to agriculture.

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Ominous shadow of bill that will hobble mining’s potential - Business Day, 12th September 2013.

Anthea Jeffery, the Institute's Head of Special Research, argues that the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Amendment Bill will impose a raft of unrealistic expectations on an already embattled mining industry in South Africa.

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Perverse incentives of BEE create ultimate trickle-down fantasy - Business Day, 2nd September 2013.

John Kane-Berman, the CEO of the Institute, says that Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment (BBBEE) is the "ultimate trickle-down fantasy".

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Who says that Zuma is lacking in the leadership department? Business Day, 19th August 2013.

John Kane-Berman, the Institute's CEO, says that Jacob Zuma is a successful leader, contrary to popular belief.

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NDP's racial thinking fits the definition of madness - Business Day, 5th August 2013.

John Kane-Berman says that the reaffirmation and reiteration of Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment (BBBEE) and Affirmative Action in the National Development Plan is nothing short of madness.

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ANC does a brilliant NDP co-option job on the DA and business - Business Day, 22nd July 2013.

In his fortnightly column in Business Day, John Kane-Berman, the Institute's CEO, says that while the National Development Plan is fatally flawed, the ANC has done a remarkable job of getting widespread endorsement for the Plan.

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The government itself is a menace to the mining industry - Business Day, 8th July 2013.

"Reckless and populist ministers armed with confusing legislation and increasing arbitrary powers to enforce daft demands backed by draconian penalties are as big a threat to mining as everything else put together", says the Institute's CEO, John Kane-Berman.

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Unemployed youth may destabilise fiscus in the long run - Business Day, 24th June 2013.

John Kane-Berman, the Institute's CEO, says that, "Despite its own warning, the NDP favours minimum benefits over and above what the constitution requires. At the same time, the ANC is busy reducing job prospects for unemployed youngsters."

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Case for salami-slicing away union powers is as strong as ever - Business Day, 10th June 2013.

John Kane-Berman says that the likely capitulation of the ANC to Cosatu over labour law amendments this week confirms that the battle of ideas to liberalise the country's economy will continue for some time. It will, however, be won in the end.

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Policy battle over the big ideas - City Press, 6th October 2013.

Frans Cronje writes about the policy battle between the 'verkramptes' and 'verligtes' in the ANC and increasing evidence that the 'verligtes' could win.

Read More…

Letter: Agriculture feels state's heavy hand - Business Day, 4th October 2013.

The spirit of the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Amendment Bill of 2013 (the mining bill) seems to have permeated through to agriculture.

Read More…

Ominous shadow of bill that will hobble mining’s potential - Business Day, 12th September 2013.

Anthea Jeffery, the Institute's Head of Special Research, argues that the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Amendment Bill will impose a raft of unrealistic expectations on an already embattled mining industry in South Africa.

Read More…

Perverse incentives of BEE create ultimate trickle-down fantasy - Business Day, 2nd September 2013.

John Kane-Berman, the CEO of the Institute, says that Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment (BBBEE) is the "ultimate trickle-down fantasy".

Read More…

Who says that Zuma is lacking in the leadership department? Business Day, 19th August 2013.

John Kane-Berman, the Institute's CEO, says that Jacob Zuma is a successful leader, contrary to popular belief.

Read More…

NDP's racial thinking fits the definition of madness - Business Day, 5th August 2013.

John Kane-Berman says that the reaffirmation and reiteration of Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment (BBBEE) and Affirmative Action in the National Development Plan is nothing short of madness.

Read More…

ANC does a brilliant NDP co-option job on the DA and business - Business Day, 22nd July 2013.

In his fortnightly column in Business Day, John Kane-Berman, the Institute's CEO, says that while the National Development Plan is fatally flawed, the ANC has done a remarkable job of getting widespread endorsement for the Plan.

Read More…

The government itself is a menace to the mining industry - Business Day, 8th July 2013.

"Reckless and populist ministers armed with confusing legislation and increasing arbitrary powers to enforce daft demands backed by draconian penalties are as big a threat to mining as everything else put together", says the Institute's CEO, John Kane-Berman.

Read More…

Unemployed youth may destabilise fiscus in the long run - Business Day, 24th June 2013.

John Kane-Berman, the Institute's CEO, says that, "Despite its own warning, the NDP favours minimum benefits over and above what the constitution requires. At the same time, the ANC is busy reducing job prospects for unemployed youngsters."

Read More…

Case for salami-slicing away union powers is as strong as ever - Business Day, 10th June 2013.

John Kane-Berman says that the likely capitulation of the ANC to Cosatu over labour law amendments this week confirms that the battle of ideas to liberalise the country's economy will continue for some time. It will, however, be won in the end.

Read More…

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