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25 Years of Democracy in SA

Long period of backsliding masks genuine promise South Africa still holds 

By: Terence Creamer     26th April 2019 It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of political inclusion, it was the age of income inequality, it was the epoch... 

Long period of backsliding masks genuine promise South Africa still holds
Challenges persist, but mining sector has made huge strides since 1994

Challenges persist, but mining sector has made huge strides since 1994 

By: Nadine James     26th April 2019 The local mining landscape has changed significantly in the quarter century following Nelson Mandela’s inauguration as the first democratically... 

Reflections

Airports Company South Africa – Bongiwe Mbomvu

Airports Company South Africa – Bongiwe Mbomvu

The dawn of democracy in South Africa 25 years ago coincided with the establishment of Airports Company of South Africa which consolidated the... 

Anglo American - Norman Mbazima

Anglo American - Norman Mbazima

Anglo American congratulates the people of South Africa on the 25th anniversary of the country’s transition to democracy.  As a proud corporate... 

Black Business Council - Sandile Zungu

Black Business Council - Sandile Zungu

Over two decades of Democracy, yet we’re falling behind on transformation Our 25 year-long journey into democracy is best encapsulated in the... 

Business Unity South Africa - Tanya Cohen

Business Unity South Africa - Tanya Cohen

A reflection on 25 years of democracy It is no understatement to characterise South Africa’s transition from a repressive and regressive state to a... 

Council for Scientific and Industrial Research - Thulani Dlamini

Council for Scientific and Industrial Research - Thulani Dlamini

The past 25 years have seen significant changes in the South African National System of Innovation (NSI), albeit more in character than in form. To... 

Eskom - Phakamani Hadebe

Eskom - Phakamani Hadebe

Over 90% of South African households currently have access to electricity, a massive leap from a mere 34% in 1991 when the electrification... 

Exxaro Resources Limited - Mzila Mthenjane

Exxaro Resources Limited - Mzila Mthenjane

How 25 years goes by so quickly - April 1994, I was two years into my job as a mining engineer located near the town of Carletonville at the... 

Ford - Neale Hill

Ford - Neale Hill

As a democracy, we’ve made huge progress since 1994, but the ideals that we hoped for as a nation seem to not yet have been realised by many South... 

Glencore - Murray Houston and Japie Fullard

Glencore - Murray Houston and Japie Fullard

When we look back on the 25 years of South African democracy, we are struck by how far we have come – as a country and as a people. It has been 25... 

Harmony Gold – Peter Steenkamp

Harmony Gold – Peter Steenkamp

Over the past 25 years we have seen considerable change in the South African mining industry. Despite the industry’s affinity to political... 

Menar - Vuslat Bayoğlu

Menar - Vuslat Bayoğlu

The preamble of the South African Constitution enjoins all of us – individually and collectively – “to improve the quality of life of all citizens... 

Murray & Roberts Henry Laas

Murray & Roberts Henry Laas

After 25 years of democracy, South Africans can celebrate several successes achieved along the way. However, many citizens are justly disappointed... 

Nissan South Africa - Mike Whitfield

Nissan South Africa - Mike Whitfield

The automotive industry and the South African economy ROSSLYN, South Africa (February xx, 2019) The automotive manufacturing industry has become an... 

Sappi - Steve Binnie

Sappi - Steve Binnie

As South Africa emerged into democracy and re-joined the world community, the country focused on nation building with a collective expectation of... 

Siemens - Sabine-Dall'omo

Siemens - Sabine-Dall'omo

Since 1860, Siemens has played a key role in building and upgrading the country’s energy and industrial infrastructure. Our history has been... 

Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy – Alastair Macfarlane

Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy – Alastair Macfarlane

As President of the Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (SAIMM), reflecting on the mining industry since our transition to... 

Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa - Kaizer Nyatsumba

Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa - Kaizer Nyatsumba

Among the many dates that most South Africans who were alive at the time will never forget are 2 February 1990, when then President FW de Klerk... 

The National Energy Regulator of South Africa - Chris Forlee

The National Energy Regulator of South Africa - Chris Forlee

The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) is a regulatory authority established as a juristic person in terms of Section 3 of the... 

Thos Begbie - Edwin Dreyer

Thos Begbie - Edwin Dreyer

Being a privileged Caucasian, I will not deny the horrors of the Apartheid years. The depth of the harm created by the previous unjust system ran... 

Vedanta - Deshnee Naidoo

Vedanta - Deshnee Naidoo

I was 18 in 1994, finishing my schooling as I watched the country take the final steps towards our first democratic elections. I thought myself... 

Vesconite - Jean-Patrick Leger

Vesconite - Jean-Patrick Leger

The onset of democracy opened up the possibility of exporting South African products abroad and this has proven extremely beneficial to Vesconite... 

Zest WEG Group - Siegfried Kreutzfeld

Zest WEG Group - Siegfried Kreutzfeld

Zest WEG Group, a subsidiary of leading Brazil-based equipment manufacturer WEG, distributes manufactures and supports a diverse portfolio of... 

Opinions

25 years of democracy (Part 5): xenophobia repudiates foundational values of democratic South Africa

25 years of democracy (Part 5): xenophobia repudiates foundational values of democratic South Africa

Why is xenophobia so important? Some readers may believe that the title of this article places too much weight on xenophobia.  It comprises a set... 

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