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15 MAY 2015
South Africa’s top inventions that went global
South Africa is never top of the list when people think of inventions, but perhaps that is because they don’t know we have some pretty heavy-hitting inventions used around the world, writes Toby Shapshak.
24 FEBRUARY 2015
Is BEE scaring off foreign investors?
Foreign money is key to creating the 11 million jobs that the National Development Plan says South Africa needs by 2030. But will the government’s stricter empowerment codes prove too much of a burden for investors?
12 FEBRUARY 2015
Will the right kind of entrepreneur please stand up?
High-impact entrepreneurs are inclined to pursue growth and innovation. They are the actors who intensify competition, provide the largest potential for new jobs, and enhance economic growth.
10 JANUARY 2015
How will we keep the lights on in 2020?
As a warning of another proposed power outage in Johannesburg is circulated, the combined concern escalates. The worry of a future without affordable and constantly available electricity has spread around the country.
02 DECEMBER 2014
Although South Africa’s start-ups are evidently innovative and creative, there is still a long way to go before they wield the power and might of Silicon Valley.
03 AUGUST 2014
That women can have it all - family and career - is hogwash
Women feel they need to work harder and sacrifice more to prove their worth and get ahead. Men, on the other hand, don’t have the same reservations.
29 JUNE 2014
In discussion with Jay Naidoo
Poverty and joblessness are the two biggest challenges facing South Africa in particular and Africa in general. Former ANC stalwart, Jay Naidoo, believes that by getting the youth involved in agriculture, these are surmountable.
08 APRIL 2014
An economy on the slippery slope
Twenty years into democracy, South Africa has stumbled on hard economic times. The slide in the rand, lagging growth and the increase in the current account deficit, ahead of elections, are worrying signs.
27 MARCH 2014
Garnishee orders impact on labour issues
Credit is being handed out in an extremely reckless way and many can’t afford to pay back loans.
31 OCTOBER 2013
Family business - doomed to fail?
At the height of their success, it is hard to imagine that profitable family businesses – run by the likes of the Rupert, Oppenheimer, Ackerman and Hirsch families – might crash and burn or be sold off.
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