Mathias Döpfner: These are not wake-up calls. These are signs of the systemic failure of Germany’s open society.

2019-10-14 16:56

Germany must take action to combat the increasing instances of anti-Semitic attacks and protect its open society.

How to punish high school students – and the likely consequences

2019-10-09 18:31

The argument goes that disciplining bad behaviour will discourage other students from behaving badly. But a recent study points to quite the opposite.

OPINION | Standard Bank CEO: SA stands ashamed

2019-09-04 17:47

Standard Bank CEO Sim Tshabalala is deeply saddened by a wave of violence against fellow Africans.

A major Wall Street analyst recently suggested that Tesla is 'strategically undervalued,' but is that true?

2019-07-22 12:09

Tesla is vulnerable short-term, but valuable long-term if a significant electric-vehicle market emerges.

Meghan Markle has been branded 'difficult' by tabloids. It's the same sexism that demonises driven women in the workplace.

2019-07-14 16:32

Tabloids reported that Meghan Markle is known among palace staff as "duchess difficult." People often characterize women with ambition as bossy divas.

Libra is Facebook’s plan to bring cryptocurrency to the masses — but I don’t trust Facebook enough to use it

2019-06-19 17:32

I belong to a traditional bank, and I don't trust Facebook. So why would I use Libra, the new global currency it's pushing?

SA businesses are shutting down at an alarming rate - and we need urgent reforms to turn the tide

2019-06-14 22:00

Liquidations and insolvencies statistics for April painted a grim picture, and urgent reforms are needed, says Mpiyakhe Dhlamini.

Britain regrets Brexit: European election results show a solid majority for Remain

2019-05-28 10:44

Statistics from the European election results in the UK show that Remain would have won, easily, if this had been a "proxy" referendum on Brexit.


Victoria's Secret is being applauded for hiring its first plus-size model, but the brand doesn't deserve the praise

2019-10-10 13:32

Victoria's Secret did not hire 'plus-size' model Ali Tate — she actually works with Bluebella, a brand Victoria's Secret is now collaborating with.

Bruce Whitfield: Dear Governor, the economy could really do with the equivalent of a Red Bull shot

2019-09-19 08:40

I have no idea if you are getting these notes. If you are, send a signal and cut rates please.

CEOs are suddenly having a change of heart about what their companies should stand for — and the diverging fate of 2 major corporations shows why

2019-09-06 14:19

CEOs are realising investing in the long term is a better idea than short-term cost cutting. The divergent paths of Kraft Heinz and Unilever show it.

Investors who dumped Uber stock last week are idiots: Here's what's really going on.

2019-08-11 13:01

Uber didn't lose money last quarter. It added over $5 billion in cash. Investors may have misunderstood what's really going on.

It's absurd that we're even entertaining Facebook's Libra currency idea

2019-07-17 09:21

Facebook is asking for the power to control global financial transactions and collect all the information that comes with that. It must be joking.

Why the rand is starting to wear its underpants outside its trousers

2019-07-12 06:14

The Big Mac Index maintains the rand is nearly 62% undervalued.

It's been 100 years since we've seen anybody like Elon Musk — here's why that's so disorientating

2019-06-17 10:18

The Tesla CEO is more like an old-school automotive entrepreneur than a modern-day business manager.

Ferial Haffajee: What if FlySafair were to run SAA?

2019-06-13 05:00

If SA insists on having a national carrier, why not let those with a proven track record do the job? asks Ferial Haffajee.

In Fiat Chrysler-Renault deal, globalism is about to collide head-on with populism

2019-05-29 08:53

Immediately after the merger plan was revealed, the French and Italian governments moved to secure jobs.

Data fails to capture complexity of SA’s unemployment crisis

2019-05-24 06:00

South Africa’s embrace of international conventions has buttressed the country’s reputation in statistical circles. But these global standards prove a poor fit for the country.

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