Is SA Inc's glass half full or half empty?

2015-12-31 07:15

Viewed from a neutral point, like the side, you see a glass which is both half full and half empty, says Leopold Scholtz.

SA can't afford Zuma and his gang

2015-12-10 06:30

A whole generation of cadres is ensconced on the gravy train, grabbing what they can when they can, says Leopold Scholtz.

IS provokes sea-change in global politics

2015-11-26 06:22

Islamic State has made a grave mistake by defying two big powers – Russia and France – almost at the same time, says Leopold Scholtz.

What Merkel may really think of Zuma

2015-11-12 07:01

German chancellor Angela Merkel's ostensibly warm relations with Zuma have everything to do with expediency and very little with respect, says Leopold Scholtz.

Student protests: The real culprit

2015-10-21 07:51

The true blame for SA's student protests lies with government's failure to provide sufficient funding to make fee hikes unnecessary, says Leopold Scholtz.

Africa is not France, Mr Piketty

2015-10-08 07:36

Socialist solutions which did not even work in Europe are of little use to South Africa - we need to find our own way, says Leopold Scholtz.

Tsipras and Corbyn: A tale of two principled politicians

2015-09-23 17:42

Practical politics has a nasty way of gobbling up overly ideologically-minded politicians and spitting them out again, says Leopold Scholtz.

Refugee crisis marks sea change for Europe

2015-09-10 07:35

Europe is experiencing a mass migration which will have profound consequences for this part of the world, says Leopold Scholtz.

SA Inc only as strong as its leadership

2015-08-27 06:55

A stable economy provides good value for its currency on the international market - something SA is clearly struggling to do, says Leopold Scholtz..

Europe's refugee crisis: a blessing in disguise?

2015-08-13 07:18

Is the refugee flood a disaster or renewal for a dying continent, asks Leopold Scholtz.


Gordhan gets it right

2015-12-17 07:24

Pravin Gordhan played the right melody at his press conference, says Leopold Scholtz.

Necessity stays mother of all invention

2015-12-03 07:21

Climate change needs rational thought instead of the shouting and hysteria so often displayed by the green prophets of doom, says Leopold Scholtz.

Putin's IS funding shocker

2015-11-19 07:05

Vladimir Putin's revelation that Islamic State terrorist funders include some G20 members sent shock waves through a recent summit, says Leopold Scholtz.

Water shortage woes

2015-11-05 06:16

Drought is not the government’s fault but the harsh fact is that the ANC's incompetence has made the problem worse, says Leopold Scholtz.

Escape from inequality

2015-10-15 08:04

Move over Piketty - Leopold Scholtz discusses the ideas of Nobel laureate Angus Deaton on this thorny subject.

SA can't affford anti-West attacks

2015-10-01 07:47

SA won't woo much-needed foreign capital if the president tells cash-flush Western countries they are a bunch of dastardly people, says Leopold Scholtz.

Socialist by name, capitalist by nature

2015-09-17 07:44

There is no way one could call the ANC-SACP alliance even vaguely socialist at present, not when their deeds contradict their words, says Leopold Scholtz.

The best way to spend a budget surplus

2015-09-03 07:07

Budget deficits could lead to catastrophe, but sitting on surpluses instead of investing them wisely may be just as bad, says Leopold Scholtz.

Shock absorber becoming a bit worn

2015-08-20 07:35

The world should perhaps depend less on a robust Chinese economy and do more to pull itself out of trouble, says Leopold Scholtz.

Africa braces for population explosion

2015-08-06 06:36

Can mother earth sustain a scary 11 213 billion inhabitants by the end of the century, asks Leopold Scholtz.

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