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Over 1000 delegates attended the investment conference held in Sandton last week. The conference was initially announced during President Cyril Ramaphosa’s maiden State of the Nation Address in February this year, where he identified measures to be undertaken to boost...
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A cold realism has followed the initial euphoria that accompanied the ascendance of President Cyril Ramaphosa to the highest seat as president of his party and the country. Absence of clarity in what Ramaphosa really believes and stands for, and...
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We should acknowledge that the current social arrangement in South Africa is an outcome of an ugly history of dispossession. It is this social history that enabled the propertied class today – the white minority – to thrive, while creating...
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Social media bullying and breakdown in civility have become more glaring, with some users checking out. New York Times journalist Maggie Habermann is the latest to say she would be reducing her Twitter activity due to viciousness and toxicity. Twitter...
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Government and businesses should develop shared value to address socio-economic challenges. Building shared value is an important quality for accelerating social and economic change, especially in times of economic difficulty. Shared value is about co-creating solutions to complex social challenges...
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Building a start-up economy is possible if the ideas of young entrepreneurs are given adequate levels of support. And the government can play a role in this regard. Amidst the gloomy figures about joblessness and weak growth, there is a...
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June, which is dedicated to youth, offers us an opportunity to reflect on the state of youth in our country, and what needs to be done to build momentum for positive change. Young people bear the brunt of socio-economic challenges:...
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The land question is now firmly the centrepiece of the ANC’s vision for transformation. The implementation Gordian Knot lies in navigating expropriation without compensation within a constitutional framework, and without disrupting the economy, especially food security. Land and agriculture were...
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      Any effort to rebrand South Africa should begin at the domestic level – to galvanise a new national consciousness about who we are, what values we share, and what goals we aspire to achieve as a nation....
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The era of nation-building based on the abstract notion of race reconciliation has lost its currency in our imagination. Non-racialism, especially understood narrowly as about the civility of social coexistence, as opposed to a substantive meaning that would conceive race...
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