Category Archives: News

The 12 books every aspiring leader should read, according to a Stanford professor

LinkedIn Influencer Bob Sutton published this post originally on LinkedIn. I have been maintaining — and occasionally updating — a list of “Books That Every Leader Should Read” on my old Work Matters‘ blog since 2011. These are books that have taught me much about people, teams, and organizations — while at the same time — provide useful guidance (if sometimes indirectly) about what […]

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Zuma Left South Africa on an Upward Growth Path

  While the “Ramaforia” continues in SA following the renewed positive sentiments and increased investor confidence due to the election  of president Cyril Ramaphosa, yesterday’s release of GDP figures points to the fact that Zuma left SA on a positive upward growth path. According to Stats SA, the economy expanded 1.3 percent last year, exceeding the National Treasury’s forecast of […]

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The argument that Ramaphosa’s Cabinet appointments shows that he keeps his friends close and his enemies closer is one-sided

  While many analysis believe the appointing of supposedly business friendly and some of President Ramaphosa’s backers to the new cabinet and leaving some of Zuma’s loyalist is one-sided for a number of reasons. Ramaphosa was brought into ANC VP position by former president Zuma and I don’t know if that makes him a Zuma enemy or Loyalist. He has […]

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Why Naspers Lost over 200 Billion Rand in Share Value in Six Days

What? It has not been all “Kumba ya” in the last six consecutive trading days for African media giant NASPERS Ltd. The company has lost R200 billion in share value over the past six days or a total of 16 percent of its market share on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE). Why? Following the publication of a damaging report on […]

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Free Higher Education for the Poor is the Right Thing to do in South Africa.

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Following the announcement in December 2017 by President Jacob Zuma, that the state will fund higher education for young South Africans from poor households, there has been an outpouring of opposition from all quarters. Amongst those who oppose such a move are the private sector, some media analyst, higher education institutions, civil society organisations among others. Over the past weeks, […]

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Why an Additional 10 Billion Rand Subsidy to SAA is a Bad Idea?

  The South African Airways has asked the South African government for additional 10 billion rand subsidy, saying that the state-owned company needs to recapitalise and to be on a profit-making path according to a presentation to Parliament by the finance minister Malusi Gigaba.   This request forms part of a one-year corporate plan submitted by SAA to the national […]

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GREENING GOVERNMENT CONFERENCE AFRICA 2017

This event will bring together conference delegates and a passionate group of like-minded professional speakers from all levels of government and the private sector. The conference will focus on the latest challenges, solutions and best practices within greening initiatives. Conference participants will have an opportunity to take part in a Q&A after each of the presentations. The breakout sessions have […]

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