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Reconciliation and nation-building in South Africa – ANC-DA courtship – scrap...

There is a rare opportunity to right a lot of South Africa’s wrongs in one go. Corruption and unemployment are two major roadblocks. Permit me to explain how they can be simultaneously addressed within the current administration. I suggest an amnesty largely on the African National Congress (ANC’s) past wrongdoing in office in return for liberalisation of labour laws. This may be for a bit further down the line.

BOOK REVIEW | The Spirit of Leadership

In 2023, Reuel Khoza unsealed a letter to the future, which he had written in 1999 when he was chair of Eskom, at the time recognised as the best power utility in the world. It was an optimistic letter, expressing hopes that have since been dashed by corruption and maladministration – by a failure of ethical leadership.

Directors’ role as the cornerstone of the governance ecosystem

The governance ecosystem is touted to give accountability, transparency, fairness and responsibility as the pillars on which corporate governance is built to all stakeholders and sanction or root out perverse conduct in an appropriate and balanced manner. This should keep the equilibrium of all stakeholders’ rights and obligations in check.

The digital tightrope walk for business & human rights

Artificial Intelligence (AI) offers unprecedented opportunities for growth and innovation but also presents significant challenges and risks, especially concerning human rights and corporate governance.

Companies integrate ESG in executive compensation

Corporate South Africa needs to explore the growing trend of linking executive compensation to environmental, social, and governance (ESG) performance, driven by the imperative of multi-stakeholder capitalism and heightened attention to sustainability issues.

Ways to build business resilience

In the dynamic and competitive world of business, staying financially fit is crucial for the long-term success and sustainability of any business. One aspect of maintaining financial fitness is having your business affairs in impeccable order. This entails meticulously managing your company's financial records, compliance, and transparency.

Reasons why ESG should matter to SMEs

Some Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) may believe that environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations do not apply in their businesses, particularly when compared to large and listed corporates. But this isn’t the case as implementing ESG, realistically, into an SME business comes with many benefits, including attracting funding opportunities.

Beyond doing good – why ESG makes great business sense for...

If you’re reading this, there’s a very good chance you’re already familiar with Environmental Social Governance (ESG). ESG is a constantly evolving standard that emphasises the importance of doing business in a way that positively impacts the environment, society and stakeholders.

City of Johannesburg’s recent actions undermine good governance

Just days after Mpho Phalaatse was removed as Johannesburg’s mayor, a letter to all municipal entities surfaced on social media, in which the Acting City Manager of Johannesburg instructs the boards of municipal entities to cease holding any “strategic sessions, including the [sic] Board and Sub-Committee meetings” until further notice.

Private Equity – a perfect catalyst for growth

While there is still largely a pessimistic mind-set regards the South African economy locally, there are many companies that have been reporting good results and positive profits margins - think banks and service industries. As such, there is a real case to be made that this (positivity) will be able to drive economic growth.


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