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.

Outydse gesinne in SA? Ja, asseblief! Rapport, 19th August 2012.

’n Vraag waarmee ek dikwels in my werk gekonfronteer word, is hoekom Suid-Afrika sulke ernstige maatskaplike probleme het, waaronder die gewelddadige aard van misdaad en ons hoë MIV-koers.

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HIV/AIDS successes show SA can fix its problems - Business Day, 10th August 2012.

It is all too easy to criticise governments. However, there is an example where the government is due credit, mainly because it shows how things can be done. This is the successful implementation of a nationwide HIV/AIDS treatment and prevention programme that has come to light most recently at the 19th International AIDS Conference held in Washington DC.

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SA's vanguard communist cadres want power everywhere - Business Day, 6th August 2012.

The seven or more SACP members of the Cabinet are only the tip of the iceberg of communist influence in the government and the public sector. If their interventions cause even more economic and social damage, they will not apologise but rejoice - and call for even more state power for themselves.

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A tiger is chasing an ostrich around the vegetable garden - Business Day, 7th August 2012.

Frans Cronje explains why we hear so little in public from business organisations such as Business Leadership SA (BLSA).

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Letter: Havoc of quota fines - Business Day, 26th July 2012

Helen Suzman was right in saying in 1998 that the Employment Equity Act was premature at best — and that the government must first fix the skills shortage among black South Africans. Tragically, that has still to be done. This leaves employers seeking to fulfil their quotas little choice but to take on people who lack experience and competence but have (as the Employment Equity Act states) the "capacity to acquire, within a reasonable time, the ability to do the job".

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SA's communists are still in denial about Marx and murder - Business Day, 23rd July 2012.

The Institute's CEO, John Kane-Berman, argues that one cannot buy into Marxist economic policies without accepting its political ones as well.

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Letter: Unworkable red tape - Business Day, 17th July 2012.

What SA needs are proper schools, vastly increased investment and effective incentives to business to expand the jobs they offer. Instead, however, the ruling party is once again seeking to truss the private sector up in yet more reams of unworkable red tape.

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Can ANC move from diagnosis to cure? Saturday Star, 14th July 2012.

The ANC of 2007 under Thabo Mbeki was one of denialism. Denial of problems from HIV/Aids, to crime, corruption and xenophobia. Without many people acknowledging the change, the ANC has started to accept the problems it faces as a governing party.

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Letter: No special protection for president - Business Day, 10th July 2012.

The Institute's Head of Special Research, Dr Anthea Jeffery, argues that Zapiro's main offence is not disrespecting the office of the president but rather that the insight he has offered with his controversial cartoon "cuts far too close to the bone".

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Letter: Textile union between rock and hard place - Business Report, 9th July 2012.

It is ironic that the Southern African Clothing and Textile Workers’ Union (Sactwu) is fighting against the implementation of the same minimum wages that it helped to impose on the industry (“Union fights court bid to close clothing factories”, Business Report, July 5).

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Outydse gesinne in SA? Ja, asseblief! Rapport, 19th August 2012.

’n Vraag waarmee ek dikwels in my werk gekonfronteer word, is hoekom Suid-Afrika sulke ernstige maatskaplike probleme het, waaronder die gewelddadige aard van misdaad en ons hoë MIV-koers.

Read More…

HIV/AIDS successes show SA can fix its problems - Business Day, 10th August 2012.

It is all too easy to criticise governments. However, there is an example where the government is due credit, mainly because it shows how things can be done. This is the successful implementation of a nationwide HIV/AIDS treatment and prevention programme that has come to light most recently at the 19th International AIDS Conference held in Washington DC.

Read More…

SA's vanguard communist cadres want power everywhere - Business Day, 6th August 2012.

The seven or more SACP members of the Cabinet are only the tip of the iceberg of communist influence in the government and the public sector. If their interventions cause even more economic and social damage, they will not apologise but rejoice - and call for even more state power for themselves.

Read More…

A tiger is chasing an ostrich around the vegetable garden - Business Day, 7th August 2012.

Frans Cronje explains why we hear so little in public from business organisations such as Business Leadership SA (BLSA).

Read More…

Letter: Havoc of quota fines - Business Day, 26th July 2012

Helen Suzman was right in saying in 1998 that the Employment Equity Act was premature at best — and that the government must first fix the skills shortage among black South Africans. Tragically, that has still to be done. This leaves employers seeking to fulfil their quotas little choice but to take on people who lack experience and competence but have (as the Employment Equity Act states) the "capacity to acquire, within a reasonable time, the ability to do the job".

Read More…

SA's communists are still in denial about Marx and murder - Business Day, 23rd July 2012.

The Institute's CEO, John Kane-Berman, argues that one cannot buy into Marxist economic policies without accepting its political ones as well.

Read More…

Letter: Unworkable red tape - Business Day, 17th July 2012.

What SA needs are proper schools, vastly increased investment and effective incentives to business to expand the jobs they offer. Instead, however, the ruling party is once again seeking to truss the private sector up in yet more reams of unworkable red tape.

Read More…

Can ANC move from diagnosis to cure? Saturday Star, 14th July 2012.

The ANC of 2007 under Thabo Mbeki was one of denialism. Denial of problems from HIV/Aids, to crime, corruption and xenophobia. Without many people acknowledging the change, the ANC has started to accept the problems it faces as a governing party.

Read More…

Letter: No special protection for president - Business Day, 10th July 2012.

The Institute's Head of Special Research, Dr Anthea Jeffery, argues that Zapiro's main offence is not disrespecting the office of the president but rather that the insight he has offered with his controversial cartoon "cuts far too close to the bone".

Read More…

Letter: Textile union between rock and hard place - Business Report, 9th July 2012.

It is ironic that the Southern African Clothing and Textile Workers’ Union (Sactwu) is fighting against the implementation of the same minimum wages that it helped to impose on the industry (“Union fights court bid to close clothing factories”, Business Report, July 5).

Read More…

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