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Why white men still dominate the top echelons of South Africa’s private sector

Why white men still dominate the top echelons of South Africa’s private sector 

4th August 2015 It is 17 years since South Africa passed legislation aimed at redressing the historical systemic discrimination against black people and women in... 

Behind the public spat between South Africa’s government ministers

Behind the public spat between South Africa’s government ministers

3rd August 2015 The fallout over South African’s new visa regulations has taken a public turn, with two government ministers clashing on the airwaves. The... 

Africa’s business schools must champion anti-corruption education

Africa’s business schools must champion anti-corruption education 

3rd August 2015 Corruption touches our lives every day. It happens across the private sector as well as the public service in the realms of housing, education,... 

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OECD survey strengthens case against VAT increase in South Africa

OECD survey strengthens case against VAT increase in South Africa

31st July 2015 In the debate around a possible increase in the value-added tax (VAT) rate in South Africa, left wing trade unions are likely to point to the... 

Yahya Jammeh, president of Gambia

Why Gambia is not ideal to host Africa’s human rights watchdog

30th July 2015 When one thinks of human rights in Africa, The Gambia might spring to mind as an example of a country with a domestic record of grave violations.... 

 In South Africa childhood hunger and obesity live side by side

In South Africa childhood hunger and obesity live side by side

30th July 2015 There is a bizarre paradox at work in South Africa: children are either going hungry or are eating too much of the wrong foods. This means that... 

Why we need to tread carefully in drawing up human rights rules for business

Why we need to tread carefully in drawing up human rights rules for business

29th July 2015 Devising the rules for holding businesses responsible for the effects of their operations on human rights, which are inherent to all human beings... 

Newspaper ownership: political influence trumps the promise of profits

Newspaper ownership: political influence trumps the promise of profits

28th July 2015 The Financial Times, one of the great global journalism institutions, has been sold by the Pearson Group to the Japanese media company Nikkei. This... 

South Africa’s struggling agricultural sector: what went wrong 20 years ago

South Africa’s struggling agricultural sector: what went wrong 20 years ago  

27th July 2015 South Africa’s decision to play by the global rules of free trade post 1994 put the country’s agricultural sector in a difficult position. While it... 

Dealing with African epidemics needs more than just a health response

Dealing with African epidemics needs more than just a health response

27th July 2015 Understanding the complex linkages between food systems, wildlife, and environmental health raises questions about the governance of epidemics in... 

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