Cape Town’s Exodus of Black Talent

June 7, 2018
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It was both disheartening and encouraging to see the heartfelt and brave article by Tinyiko Ngwenya which has recently been making waves in local media. It was encouraging because it has brought a critically important issue into the public domain in a manner that demands attention and deep, honest engagement around a subject which is.. read more →

Cape Town’s Mobility Crisis and the Potential Influence of the Corporate Sector

April 19, 2018
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How and why the corporate sector needs to act collectively in relation to the mobility challenges and opportunities in the Cape Town city-region The state of Cape Town’s transport system It is no secret that Cape Town and the wider city-region is facing a mobility crisis that seems to be getting worse with no clear.. read more →

The Development of Cape Town’s Foreshore Freeway Precinct

April 18, 2018
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A synopsis of the Request for Proposal (RFP) process, the development proposals, the qualifying bid, the public reaction, and the potential impact on mobility The Foreshore Freeway Precinct and the Request for Proposals The Foreshore Precinct is a very well-located area within Cape Town, which contains approximately six hectares of developable land located under and.. read more →

Relief for SA as Zuma finally resigns…now let’s get to work fixing his mess

February 15, 2018
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After 3204 days, South Africa finally saw the back of Jacob Zuma. Whilst this has come as an enormous relief for most, our celebrations will be short-lived as the reality of his corrupt legacy sinks in. Zuma has undoubtedly been our worst president since the dawn of democracy and the damage he has presided over.. read more →

Building bridges between SMEs and Corporates through Enterprise and Supplier Development

November 8, 2017
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SA desperately needs jobs and economic development but with government coming under increasing pressure to reduce its wage bill, and the corporate sector similarly pushing for greater efficiency in a recessionary economy, the only remaining hope for job growth is the SME sector. In order to significantly grow SMEs, we need to provide them with.. read more →

Governance of State-owned Enterprises

September 19, 2017
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State-owned enterprises (SOEs) are once again making headlines for all the wrong reasons. The current state of affairs is increasingly hard to believe, especially given the incredible sums of money being wasted in a country that desperately needs to address rampant poverty. There are however also success stories and it is certain that SOEs have.. read more →

Pity the Youth, for they shall inherit the National debt

June 16, 2017
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Erstwhile British Prime Minister and writer, Benjamin Disraeli, perhaps said it best with: “the Youth of a Nation are the trustees of posterity”. This is particularly pertinent in South Africa with approximately 67% of our population below 35 years of age. Youthful populations are generally considered a national asset, as it implies the potential for.. read more →

Economically illiterate leading SA to destruction

April 17, 2017
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In one fell swoop Jacob Zuma has destroyed 14 months of collaborative effort to avoid a sovereign ratings downgrade, demonstrated that a celebrated liberation movement is now no more than a corrupt collective of self-serving criminals, and has once again brought the SA economy to its knees. The latest cabinet reshuffle was a clear indication.. read more →

Wealth tax pointless if wasteful expenditure continues

February 18, 2017
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The general consensus with respect to Minister Pravin Gordhan’s budget is that it is well balanced, professional and the best that could be done under extremely challenging circumstances. Whilst all of this is true, it remains hard not to be somewhat disappointed with the national economic trajectory. With the creation of a new marginal tax.. read more →

Redressing inequality in SA through skills development and entrepreneurship

January 30, 2017
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Inequality emerged as a major theme at the 47th World Economic Forum in Davos, and remains a pressing concern globally and in SA. Research shows that eight individuals own as much as 50% of the global population, and closer to home, three individuals’ net wealth is equivalent to the poorest 50% of South Africans. Approximately.. read more →