For Mboweni's growth plan to succeed the ANC has to give up certain dogmatic positions that were formulated when 7% growth was the status quo, writes Adriaan Basson.
Apparently government has come up with some new regulations limiting the display of tobacco products in stores. Theses are insane regulations, says Chris Moerdyk.
Frankly, I am beginning to get the feeling that government has given up on its job creation strategy and has formed a clandestine company called something like Gangsta Inc, says Chris Moerdyk.
It is hardly surprising that the International Monetary Fund has blamed South Africa's labour unions for severely damaging the economy, says Chris Moerdyk.
I am not in the least bit surprised that President Jacob Zuma signed e-tolls into law because there will be very little backlash from the majority of consumers, says Chris Moerdyk.
Jake White is incredibly canny when it comes to working behind the scenes to give his teams the maximum amount of psychological advantage, says Chris Moerdyk.
I have a dream in which the head honcho of Visa or MasterCard sits down with me and explains very slowly in words I can understand, just how credit cards work, says .
Every single reader on News24 is a consumer, which means that every single reader - each one of you - is an advertising expert, says Chris Moerdyk.
It is beyond me how our fat-cat politicians just cannot see the consequences of continually increasing prices when one in four households goes to bed without food at night, writes Chris Moerdyk.
I have written a number of serious articles on the dangers of SA becoming a nanny state and to the best of my knowledge no-one has taken the slightest bit of notice, says Chris Moerdyk.
I am also a moron. So is every member of my family and yours. And the reason we are morons is because governments have decided that we are, says Chris Moerdyk.
In the interests of the future of SA, we decided that it was far too dangerous for Nelson Mandela to just be driven around in an ordinary car, writes Chris Moerdyk.
When the Rand started going pear-shaped recently, there were some who tried to look on the bright side by saying that S's exporters would benefit, says Chris Moerdyk.
I am interested to see that Eskom and Nissan are getting together to look at infrastructures needed for electric cars in South Africa, says Chris Moerdyk.
Credit card companies don't give a toss about things like customer service but make things as inconvenient as possible for the people who use them, says Chris Moerdyk.
Chris Moerdyk suspects that the media coverage Guptagate would have been completely different had the Protection of State Information act been in place.
Looking at the South African political environment from an objective marketing point of view, the obvious conclusion is that Brand ANC is pretty much bulletproof, writes Chris Moerdyk.
If ANN7 had employed a few old farts their catastrophic launch would have been transformed into something professional, says Chris Moerdyk.
I have yet to hear anyone suggesting that we should teach our children about life, says Chris Moerdyk.
The US Government believes the word diplomat means "bowing, scraping and smiling at your friends and then stabbing the bastards in the back", says Chris Moerdyk.
Julius Malema has something that no one can take away from him and that is the support of anyone who is unemployed, uneducated and facing a hopeless future, says Chris Moerdyk.
Chris Moerdyk thinks it is diabolically clever of government to approve the sale of its stockpile of rhino horn because we need the money.
Toyi-toying has contributed positively to South African society in general and marketing in particular, says Chris Moerdyk.
I decided to engage in a little online conversation with a couple of big brands a few weeks ago just to see if anyone actually looked at customer queries, writes Chris Moerdyk
Half of trade union membership firmly believes that violence is an acceptable option to achieve a settlement, writes Chris Moerdyk.
Every time I see a car coming towards me with a plastic rhino horn stuck to its bonnet I want to weep, says Chris Moerdyk.
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