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November07

But can you be ruthless, Mr President?

There has been an avalanche of positive hype emanating from several gatherings addressed by President Ramaphosa in recent weeks: the investment summit, the jobs summit, the Discovery Leadership Summit, several walks in communities across the country to address issues of crime, women and children’s rights, as well as the influential company he keeps in the
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November06

When the general elections need some general corrections

As 2018 draws to an end and 2019 begins to appear in the no-longer-so-far horizon, many South Africans are wondering what will happen when President Cyril Ramaphosa finally announces the date for the next general elections. Indications are that they will happen within the next eight months. The clock is ticking louder by the day,
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October24

Solly Moeng on Mboweni’s biggest job, his style and credibility

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni’s biggest task when he delivers his maiden Medium-term Budget Policy Statement on Wednesday is to give assurance to not only the investor community and the markets, but to South Africans and the taxpayers. Brand reputation expert Solly Moeng told Fin24’s Moeshfieka Botha in studio that Mboweni “needs to give us a
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October24

Brands in shining armour

When respected personalities are brought in to clean up following political and corporate scandals, we must ask: are their personal brands enough to inspire trust?    President Cyril Ramaphosa Former President Jacob Zuma called on (now) President Cyril Ramaphosa to join him as running mate for a second term in office, in 2014, amid growing
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October17

South Africa needs a rebrand

In my speaking engagements in South African companies, I’m often shocked by the realisation that many employees – including middle, senior and executive managers – can either not remember their company’s values, where they exist, or are not sure if they’re integrated into performance management. This may explain the seemingly growing culture of wanton corruption
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