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February17

Zuma cancer has spread to whole ANC

ONE has to be truly blind not to notice that the ruling African National Congress (ANC) is facing what could be its most frustrating conundrum since it was formed some 104 years ago.  It sits with a powerful president – although some observers claim that he’s now weakened – who is like a cancerous lump
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January27

Is Gordhan SA’s knight in shining armour?

I HAVE enjoyed reading Alec Hogg’s Davos Diary over the past week. His final letter on Monday was particularly interesting because it touched directly on nation brand and how South Africa is being viewed by potential investors and other influencers.  More than ever before, reputation and nation brand image are of great value as South
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September25

Heritage brands: a journey down memory lane

SLIGHTLY more than cursory desktop research and consultation with online friends about South Africa’s “heritage brands” reveals an amazing gold mine of iconic brands many of us have grown up with and relate to with degrees of intimacy.  They cover a whole continuum ranging from the cultural and political to mining, financial services and a
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