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Bell Pottinger personifies the smiling face of corporate evil

2017-07-21 16:04

When the bottom line is king, ethical considerations often fly out the window. The Bell Pottinger case is just scratching the tip of the corporate iceberg, says Susan Erasmus.

Inside Labour: The bigger picture of patronage and corruption

2017-07-21 10:30

As unions fight to stop SA slipping deeper into the mire, they should bear in mind that political will is needed to tackle corruption and patronage-fuelled incompetence, says Terry Bell.

Is Ramaphosa serious about his presidential ambition?

2017-07-21 08:53

Does Cyril Ramaphosa fear President Jacob Zuma, or does he have what it takes to clean up the mess created by the current leader of the ANC? Mpumelelo Mkhabela questions Ramaphosa's motives, and ambitions for the presidency.

BOOK REVIEW: The biology behind social media

2017-07-20 09:09

The vast mesh of social media is a structured and responsive biological organism with “memes” instead of genes, says ace book reviewer Ian Mann.

Would impeaching Trump restore the rule of law? Lessons from Latin America

2017-07-19 13:42

Problems with governance are rarely fixed by going after even an unpopular or corrupt president if fundamental institutional problems are allowed to continue unchecked, writes Rachel Bowen.

Zuma: Mandela's nightmare

2017-07-19 08:28

No one should underestimate the debilitating impact of Jacob Zuma on our collective fortunes and the gains we have made since the end of apartheid, says Solly Moeng.

 
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Tackling change in business: The hard way is the easy way

2017-07-20 15:14

Change in businesses is a process of first unlearning and then relearning. By definition, it is complex and requires introspection and engagement, says Kumeshnee West.

#DataMustFall: Why SA’s data pricing needs a revolution

2017-07-20 08:00

Despite having smartphones, many are unable to afford the high costs of data. What this means is that the unemployed, the poor, those looking to gain more education are cut off at the knees, writes Eleanor du Plooy.

Is a new Ramaphosa-led party our last hope?

2017-07-19 08:27

There is increasing talk about the possibility of a new political party forming if the Zuma faction wins in December. But would it really be a positive turn of events, asks Melanie Verwoerd.

Facebook rules for the unsavvy

2017-07-19 09:02

Facebook has become such a big part of our lives that rhere should be an (online) textbook with rules as to how to best handle the powerful medium, writes Howard Feldman.

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Facebook rules for the unsavvy

2017-07-19 09:02

Facebook has become such a big part of our lives that rhere should be an (online) textbook with rules as to how to best handle the powerful medium, writes Howard Feldman.

Stormers WILL reach Super Rugby semis!

2017-07-19 12:34

Mark Keohane picks the Stormers to beat the Chiefs in Saturday's Super Rugby quarter-final at Newlands.

The best way SA can honour Mandela is by being active citizens

2017-07-18 08:16

South Africans can no longer stand by and watch their house burn. To truly honour Mandela’s legacy, they should become active citizens and help restore the world’s confidence in their country, writes Chris Jones.

Who in SA is watching the watchers?

2017-07-18 09:20

We need to work harder than ever to ensure accountability systems are robust and deserving of South Africans' trust in public and private providers of oversight, says Tim London.

What Cape Town can learn from Windhoek on surviving droughts

2017-07-17 10:55

Cape Town can learn a good few lessons from Windhoek on how to manage droughts and the solutions don't all lie in technology, writes Dian Spear.

Uber customer 'disservice with a click'

2017-07-17 09:10

Companies should bear the cost of time wasted on endless loops of customer service calls and attempts to contact a live person to hear a complaint, says Mandi Smallhorne.

We must give life to the Constitution

2017-07-16 06:35

If we are to live the Constitution and give it life, we must consider that many institutions, must be protected and transformed, writes Sello Hatang.

Book Extract: A waste of potential

2017-07-16 06:35

In this extract from his new book As by Fire, Jonathan Jansen examines the limitations of the university enrolment system.

Mandela's Last Years: In the bleak midwinter

2017-07-18 10:53

It was before dawn when I sent an SMS to Mac Maharaj containing a draft press statement about Mandela’s admission to Mediclinic Heart Hospital. It ended with the words ‘He remains in a serious condition,’ writes Vejay Ramlakan.

Don't let Jacob Zuma define who you are

2017-07-18 08:04

There is still a lot more of Mandela in most of us South Africans than of Zuma. Consolidate, reboot, refresh, get your own house in order. Make yourself doom and gloom-proof, writes Max du Preez.

Can Stormers overcome abysmal playoff record?

2017-07-18 13:45

It will take some effort from the Stormers to bring about a reversal in their Super Rugby playoff fortunes, Herman Mostert reckons.

The SACP makes its stand

2017-07-17 08:41

By threatening to participate in the 2019 elections on their own, the SACP is sending a message to the ANC that it will not go down with them, writes Ralph Mathekga.

Prove us wrong, Busi

2017-07-16 06:35

Can Mkhwebane rescue herself and be the kind of Public Protector she promised us she would be? Can she restore public confidence in herself? She has six years and three months to prove wrong a society that is increasingly distrustful of her, writes Mondli Makhanya.

Book Review: Jansen’s mind is made up

2017-07-16 06:35

Although he offers a glimpse of hope in the last pages, Jonathan Jansen has clearly given up on government and for him, civil society involvement is the only answer to return sanity to universities, writes Msindisi Fengu.

Feminism is not on their radar

2017-07-16 06:35

If the ANC is serious about addressing patriarchal domination in society, perhaps it should unlink this from biological identity, writes Nomboniso Gasa.

A leader for people with disabilities

2017-07-16 06:35

Human Settlements Minister Lindiwe Sisulu’s campaign to ascend to the ANC’s top post has shown that she is the only one who is reaching out to people with disabilities and issues affecting them, writes Looks Matoto.

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