Clem Sunter

Growing foxes on the shoulders of giants

2017-12-06 11:12

A programme called 'Growing Foxes' at a private school for girls in London teaches them how to think creatively about the future and thereby make better decisions about their lives, writes Clem Sunter.

Beyond reasonable greed

2009-06-18 10:35

The world has more than lived up to the phrase "greed is good" by pursuing the principle that excessive greed is even better, says Clem Sunter.

The 21st century is stranger than fiction

2017-11-22 10:51

If anything has proved how poor the conventional art of forecasting is at capturing the real world, the recent past has driven a nail into the coffin, writes Clem Sunter.

Seoul and Cape Town: Two world-class cities facing potential catastrophe

2017-10-25 07:54

How do you know for certain when a bubble is a bubble? The answer is, only when it bursts, writes Clem Sunter.

What's new, Mr Fox?

2017-08-28 11:02

The game of nuclear warfare has been changed by North Korea. At some stage there has to be a war to resolve this issue, writes Clem Sunter.

Drought bulletin: we may just make it

2017-08-02 15:13

If Cape Town achieves the present target for consumption of 500 million litres a day, we may last until the end of April, 2018 which gets us close to next year’s rainy season, writes Clem Sunter.



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Will Mugabe be toast with Trump next?

2017-11-16 10:22

Whose head will be on the chopping block next as a result of straying outside the conventional rules of politics or being found guilty of sexual misconduct, or both, asks Clem Sunter.

Drought bulletin: two lessons from Houston

2017-08-31 09:00

Despite being at the other end of the weather spectrum, the catastrophe in Houston should teach us two lessons for handling our drought emergency in Cape Town, writes Clem Sunter.

Drought bulletin: consumption still well above target

2017-08-17 13:04

Even if we have unusual rains going forward that get us to 40% of capacity, we still have a problem because 10% is too dirty to qualify as potable water, writes Clem Sunter.

The first drought bulletin

2017-07-24 14:02

Since nobody else in the major media outlets has taken up my challenge of writing a drought bulletin for Cape Town, I will attempt to do the first one, says Clem Sunter.

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The first drought bulletin

2017-07-24 14:02

Since nobody else in the major media outlets has taken up my challenge of writing a drought bulletin for Cape Town, I will attempt to do the first one, says Clem Sunter.


2017-07-05 10:59

The logic of the brilliant mathematician John Nash no longer applies. He said that games played in a co-operative fashion can lead to a higher level of equilibrium than pure rivalry, writes Clem Sunter.

Agatha's twist in the tale

2017-06-23 07:18

The EFF and the DA are both on the march for the vote of the youth which was a game-changer for Jeremy Corbyn in this year’s UK election. It could pan out that way here too, writes Clem Sunter.

The message from Manchester

2017-05-24 11:52

The destruction of cities like Aleppo and Mosul in reaction to terror attacks will only serve as a clarion call for other young people to join extreme movements against the West, writes Clem Sunter.

Self-rule always delivers the best results

2017-03-23 11:14

Self-rule, as opposed to colonialism, has according to history always been the most likely state in which a nation would achieve success, writes Clem Sunter.

2017's global scenarios

2017-01-27 08:36

If we've learnt anything from 2016 it's that the future can defy all expert predictions. How do we plan for 2017 and what do the years beyond hold in store in terms of possible highs and lows for the global economy, asks Clem Sunter.

The Gilded Cage

2016-11-10 09:17

We are at a tipping point in history with a 50:50 chance of Donald Trump turning out to be a better leader than his critics made out during the campaign, writes Clem Sunter.

A new great library of Africa

2016-09-26 08:30

Given all the bad news around, Clem Sunter describes a new library project at the University of Johannesburg that should lift the spirits of all South Africans.

Incremental versus disruptive innovation

2016-08-29 15:02

Clem Sunter takes issue with the new fad around disruption being the key to running a successful business. It is about having an ongoing spirit of innovation that leads to incremental improvements over time.

Why we need a weekly drought bulletin for Cape Town

2017-07-12 08:54

Some editor out there should roll up his or her sleeves, assemble the best climatologists and ask them to give us their best range of estimates for the next 12 months and longer, writes Clem Sunter.

10 issues the ANC Policy Conference should address

2017-06-30 11:51

The ANC has an opportunity to move away from who is going to be the next leader, to come out with a statement after the meeting about how the top 10 most pressing issues will be tackled, writes Clem Sunter.

The heart of the revolution

2017-06-06 11:03

The heart of a national democratic revolution is a bottom-up surge of human spirit, not a top-down process of command and control, writes Clem Sunter.

The clockwork and cloudy flags changing the global game

2017-05-15 10:38

If you want to get ahead of your competitors, you need the eyes of a fox to spot the flags changing the game around you and the agility to meet the challenges posed by them, writes Clem Sunter.

Spacecraft Cape Town needs your cooperation

2017-03-15 10:05

Cape Town is in trouble and all of its citizens' must play their part as the risk is rising that there could be a catastrophe when we run out of water, writes Clem Sunter.

What if the taps run dry?

2017-01-17 14:19

We obsessively follow news about the good guys and bad guys belonging to the human species, but we seldom think of Mother Nature until after a catastrophe has happened, writes Clem Sunter.

The flags of wrath

2016-10-03 08:20

With further research suggesting that humankind is one of the most aggressive mammal species when it comes to protecting its own territory, it is not surprising that there are so many problems in the world today, says Clem Sunter.

Another tactical victory, another strategic nightmare

2016-09-19 07:15

Clem Sunter explains how recent history has only revealed the complete inability of political leaders to think strategically when committing their countries to acts of war.

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