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BRAVE THE YEAR AHEAD!

The case for innovation and entrepreneurship has never been greater as commercial enterprises prepare for what will be another tough year in 2017, says...

ETHICS | Have we lost hope?

Being able to speak the truth, without the fear of being intimidated or being politically incorrect is a liberty that sets a person free, both physically and psychologically. However, this attribute is increasingly more difficult to find in the leadership and structures of the ‘new’ democratic South Africa.

INFLUENCES OF INVESTMENT INTO AFRICA

Africa needs to focus on improving infrastructure, technological readiness and health and primary education in order to become more competitive and create more job...

UNCERTAINTY REFLECTED IN CCI FIGURES

South Africa is navigating choppy economic and political seas and nowhere is that more apparent than in the latest Consumer Confidence Index (CCI) figures,...

COST OF IGNORING THE ENVIRONMENT!

The business cost of failure to consider environmental impact management extends beyond reputational damage and could entail jail time and multi-million-rand fines for law-breakers....

WEATHERING THE TOUGH TIMES AHEAD

According to National Treasury, the GDP growth rate is forecasted at an estimated 1.3% for 2017. The outlook points to a tough year ahead...

Chavismo | The latest socialist failure

The tragedy unfolding in Venezuela serves to prove a point long-settled by the failures of communist China, the USSR, Cambodia, Zimbabwe etc.

Junk Status – what it means

It has happened! For months we, as a nation, have been struggling and fighting not to be downgraded to junk status, but on Monday, 3 April 2017, following the cabinet reshuffle, it was announced that South Africa’s sovereign credit rating was cut. However, what does that mean?

SA RANKED AS ENTREPRENEURIAL FRONTRUNNER

According to the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem of South Africa: A Strategy for Global Leadership Report, researched and produced by the Global Entrepreneurship and Development Institute...

SA Stumbles

South Africans will not be surprised to learn from the 2016 Economic Freedom of the World (EFW) report, published by the Fraser Institute, that their country has lost another 12 places on the economic freedom index, dropping from 93rd in 2013 to 105th in 2014 (the latest year for which comprehensive figures are available for the 159 countries analysed). They will nevertheless be distressed to learn that SA has lost 73 places on the index since 2000.
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