SA students on a journey

THE current university student protests against high and rising university fees spreading like wildfire across South African university campuses are not the first in our history. And they will not be the last.  We should have seen them coming but, like others in the past, those in leadership positions seem to have held on for [...]

2015-10-21T08:05:58+02:00October 21st, 2015|

The state must win back people’s trust

I’M TOLD that governments all over the world have always lacked sufficient quantities of the same commodity: the trust of their citizens.  This may be so, but I also believe that some governments are more trusted by their citizens than others because they work hard to earn this trust. They work hard to earn their [...]

2015-10-14T10:19:58+02:00October 14th, 2015|

VW: a long climb back to brand stardom

THE timing of Volkswagen’s establishment in 1937, during Adolf Hitler’s reign in Nazi Germany, came to be used by many around the world as a rallying point for boycotting VW cars in the years that followed World War II. Its penetration of the US market was also initially slowed down by the carmaker’s alleged Nazi [...]

2015-09-23T09:44:00+02:00September 23rd, 2015|

Media in the media

DISCUSSIONS about South African media have increasingly been taking centre stage in public discourse of late, placing media under the spotlight, at the centre of their own world. There are many sides to these discussions.  In the plethora of views that continue to be shared, active media practitioners try to explain the importance of the [...]

2015-09-16T11:02:22+02:00September 16th, 2015|
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