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April17

SA could punch way above its weight in global negotiations

It is known internationally that most voters in other countries do not generally make their electoral choices based on the promises made to them on foreign policy. Even American voters – whose country’s global presence remains, arguably, more influential than most – are not always knowledgeable about the world beyond the borders of their country.
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April14

South Africa’s 2019 election: Political promises and the time ahead

Soon after taking over from the one whose name I shall not mention, in early 2018, President Cyril Ramaphosa undertook a trip to London, United Kingdom, where he attended a gathering of leaders from Common wealth countries, around the world.  South Africa seemed to begin to rise from the ashes of a decade long state
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April14

SA needs stronger institutions – then corrupt leaders won’t be a problem

SA needs a holistic approach to rebuilding its economy; not a piecemeal one – and the rebuilding cannot rely on the shoulders of one man or woman alone; it should be systemic. Or to put it another way, If SA had more powerful institutions, it wouldn’t need to put so much stock in individual people to keep its
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March30

KPMG did so much wrong. Now, it’s doing right

It is refreshing to see a recent article by the hugely respected Professor Wiseman Nkuhlu, now Executive Chairman of KPMG SA, frankly and openly acknowledging the effects of the reputation-damaging conduct by rogue auditors in the name of KPMG SA in recent years.  I like the fact that Nkuhlu was not simply ‘hastily generic’ in
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March27

The economy of doing good

We should never forget. There was a time, in the mid-to-late 1990s, when, thanks to visionary leadership that knew there should never be room for a ‘winner takes all’ mentality, South Africa transformed from a pariah state to one that was the envy of the world and the promise of Africa. Subscribe to Fin24’s newsletter
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