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Alec Hogg: Top 3 essential insights from WEF 2015

2015-01-28 14:34

Alec Hogg shares the most pertinent insights that he has gained from his attendance at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, this year.

Global focus on SA policies

2015-01-26 07:25

Unless there is a dumb political decision around the corner, South Africa's geographical isolation is a blessing in an increasingly aggressive world, says Alec Hogg.

Central bankers optimistic on global economy

2015-01-25 10:30

Central bankers voiced cautious optimism, arguing that eurozone monetary policy and low oil prices would help countries around the world.

Davos 2015: Here’s why George Soros thinks markets are in for a very rough ride

2015-01-23 14:30

Billionaire George Soros is a man who has seen a lot of history, as a child, he survived the Nazis, and he fled the Communists when he left Hungary as a child.

Will Buffett arrive one day?

2015-01-22 14:43

The world’s most successful investor, Berkshire Hathaway chairperson Warren Buffett, is one of the few global business heavyweights yet to attend the WEF’s Davos meeting.

Zuma: Power grid can't handle population

2015-01-22 08:37
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SA's electricity infrastructure was not designed to serve 11 million households, President Jacob Zuma has told the World Economic Forum in Davos.

Geopolitics takes front and centre at Davos 2015, elbows climate change and rest aside

2015-01-21 15:27

Having arrived in Davos ahead of the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting, Alec Hogg provides some guidance on the issues that are likely to dominate discussion.

Live: World Economic Forum

2015-01-21 12:00

See the latest live TV feeds from the World Economic Forum annual meeting taking place in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland from January 20 to 24.

Partying markets ignore geopolitical risk

2015-01-21 09:20

Investors drunk on cheap central bank money have driven stock prices in the US and Europe to near record heights, apparently oblivious to geopolitical risk.

Davos Diary Day Minus One: Eskom bosses wrong to pull out

2015-01-21 09:18

Alec Hogg explains why it was very wrong for Eskom’s top three to pull out of the most concentrated learning experience anywhere on earth

Infographic: Who is at Davos 2015?

2015-01-21 07:30

The Annual Meeting in Davos will host 2 500 participants from over 100 countries. This interactive infographic gives you a quick overview of where they come from.

Record participation at the WEF 2015

2015-01-20 15:40

Leaders of the world’s business, governments, and civil society will gather in Davos, Switzerland from January 21st for the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum.

Matric mystery: What happens to all the girls who get bachelor passes?

2015-01-20 14:05

Girls with bachelor passes are flooding into higher education - so why don’t they end up in jobs? News24 finds out more.

End of the Davos Man, says labour union leader

2015-01-20 08:00

A rising force of organisations seeking change in the unequal balance of wealth and income distribution in the world will be attending the World Economic Forum in Davos.

Davos Stars: Professor Klaus Schwab – Best connected man alive

2015-01-19 15:33

Richemont chairperson Johann Rupert is the "best connected person" on earth Rupert’s networks are enviable, but his access to the rich pales next to that of 76 year old Klaus Schwab.

What Davos means for South Africa

2015-01-19 11:01

The World Economic Forum remains relevant from an African and South African perspective to ensure we're on the same page as the rest of the world.

What Davos means for South Africa

2015-01-19 10:43

The World Economic Forum remains relevant from an African and South African perspective to ensure we're on the same page as the rest of the world.

80 people have the same wealth as 3.5 billion - Oxfam

2015-01-19 07:32

Wealth accumulated by the richest 1% will exceed that of the other 99% in 2016, Oxfam has said ahead of the annual meeting of the world's most powerful at Davos.

Local WEF event turns to business for help

2014-08-20 13:21

Business should join government and civil society in order to find solutions for more practical localised government decisions, says an expert.

Education dept rejects WEF report

2014-06-02 22:38
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The department of basic education has rejected a World Economic Forum report about the state of the country's maths and science education.

Pakistan: Second Taliban bomb attack kills 10

2014-01-20 08:20

A Taliban suicide bomber has killed 10 people in a crowded market near the Pakistani army headquarters, a day after the Taliban killed 20 soldiers near North Waziristan, police say.

SA to punt NDP to global leaders at Davos

2014-01-19 21:00

South Africa is planning to highlight the National Development Plan when seven ministers attend the World Economic Forum held in Davos, says the National Treasury.

SA tops in regulating exchanges

2013-09-04 17:28

The WEF global competitiveness report shows that South Africa ranks first in the regulation of securities exchanges.

Zim struggles in world rankings

2013-03-22 16:34

Zimbabwe's policy environment is one of the least supportive in the world, over restrictive laws around foreign direct investment and property, a report states.

Developing countries face digital divide

2012-04-04 22:24

The World Economic Forum says that the Brics countries, despite their booming economies, are lagging behind their rivals when it comes to capitalising on internet technologies.

 

Ben Magara: It’s all about the Just Do It approach

2015-01-28 14:33

Ben Magara, chief executive officer and director of Lonmin, is officially no longer a 'Davos virgin', and took out some time to have a quick chat with Alec Hogg.

How entrepreneurship boosts inclusive growth

2015-01-25 13:30

Inclusive entrepreneurship is more than just a handful of interesting stories, it is a powerful way to create more equitable societies, explains Linda Rottenberg.

PwC’s Dennis Nally: Fascinating insights, global trends from latest CEO survey

2015-01-23 15:31

Alec Hogg has had a fascinating one-on-one interview with PwC’s Global chief executive, Dennis Nally about the latest CEO Survey published by PwC.

An often forgotten benefit of South Africa’s precious young democracy

2015-01-22 14:43

My annual visit to Davos is a reminder of the responsibility that goes with this wonderful career I’m following, many might dispute it, but journalists are people too.

Davos Stars: Aliko Dangote – the richest man in Africa

2015-01-22 14:42

Aliko Dangote is a self-made commodities man, who has built a fortune on a foundation of cement, sugar, and flour, in oil-rich Nigeria, that makes Dangote a standout.

Getting the inside view from the WEF top brass, Klaus Schwab included

2015-01-21 15:27

Had the ideal start to Davos 2015 yesterday among a group of media leaders lunching with the WEF founder and chairperson Klaus Schwab and his lieutenants.

Minister favours split in energy and mining law

2015-01-21 13:39

Mineral Resources Minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi says he would prefer that South Africa's laws on oil and gas exploration be split from mining legislation.

Europe heads to Davos with low expectations

2015-01-21 09:45

Senior European executives have largely given up hope of an economic upturn this year, according to a survey released by consultants PwC.

Alec Hogg: Eskom bosses wrong to pull out of Davos

2015-01-21 09:19

AUDIO: Alec Hogg explains why it was very wrong for Eskom’s top three to pull out of the most concentrated learning experience anywhere on earth.

Nene: Eskom's challenges are in SA

2015-01-21 08:38

Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene has welcomed Eskom's decision to pull out of the World Economic Forum, saying the challenges it confronts are at home.

9 ways to pull our planet back from the brink

2015-01-20 15:46

Davos special: Science indicates that we can pull back from the brink and political momentum is growing at an astonishing rate, says Professor Johan Rockström.

Matric mystery: What happens to all the girls who get bachelor passes?

2015-01-20 14:18

Girls with bachelor passes are flooding into higher education - so why don’t they end up in jobs? News24 finds out more.

South Africans get special treatment in Davos

2015-01-20 11:22

See which South African business leaders will be attending this year’s World Economic Forum, which will bring together world leaders to discuss the “new global context”.

Eskom pulls out of World Economic Forum

2015-01-19 18:41

Eskom has withdrawn its participation at the World Economic Forum after media criticism that it was leaving SA with its lights turned off.

Davos predictions: you win some, you lose some

2015-01-19 11:01

As the world's business and political elite ready for an annual bout of crystal-ball gazing, history suggests Davos pundits are likely to get many things wrong.

80 people have the same wealth as 3.5 billion - Oxfam

2015-01-19 11:01

Wealth accumulated by the richest 1% will exceed that of the other 99% in 2016, Oxfam has said ahead of the annual meeting of the world's most powerful at Davos.

Davos predictions: win some, lose some

2015-01-19 10:13

As the world's business and political elite ready for an annual bout of crystal-ball gazing, history suggests Davos pundits are likely to get many things wrong.

As it happened: World Economic Forum 2015 a critical year

2015-01-14 12:16

Speaking at the pre-annual meeting in Davos, where next week's official programme is being outlined, the forum's head says the world is at a crossroads in 2015.

Spotlight on SA youth's future challenges

2014-06-17 05:00

With 50% of young South Africans between 15 to 24 unemployed, Youth Day places the spotlight on the challenges of the future says World Vision South Africa.

Gordhan heads to Nigeria for Africa summit

2014-05-05 20:13

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan, together with two other ministers, will represent South Africa at the World Economic Forum on Africa Summit in Nigeria.

Laws favour the rich - Oxfam

2014-01-20 05:30

The 85 richest people own the wealth of half of the world’s population, says Oxfam, which is calling on World Economic Forum delegates to help reverse this trend.

Zuma: Business must woo investors at Davos

2014-01-16 16:30

President Jacob Zuma has encouraged a business delegation to market South Africa at the World Economic Forum in Davos.

Fracking notice gazetted

2013-09-03 15:42

A notice of intention to declare fracking a controlled activity has been gazetted, Water and Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa says.

Matric pass probe long overdue - DA

2012-11-05 14:19

An investigation into the standard of the matric pass benchmark has been welcomed by the Democratic Alliance.

Davos leaders focus on rich-poor gap

2012-01-29 19:16

The consequences of growing inequalities between the haves and have-nots, has featured prominently at the WEF meeting in Davos.

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