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How focusing on solutions provides a fresh perspective

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The ANC and EFF being excluded from a 2024 coalition government would be a great leap forward. Yet this will remain both unlikely and insufficient

Why SA ignores today’s prosperity-inducing free lunch

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Few societies have ever been able to fund abundant imports through extracting below-ground riches. Such geological free lunches have recently given way to today’s prosperity-inducing

Why SA leads in politics of polarisation

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Over-prioritising redistribution entrenches poverty. This legitimises racial discrimination which stokes sufficient polarisation to cripple accountability. The pandemic has tested many organisations, with most failing to

SA politics versus the global economy

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Digital technologies are accelerating the globalisation of services. Is this the area where investors can best spur growth and jobs in SA? Our policies reflect

Why 2029 now looms large

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The interests of the ANC’s top leaders and those in line to succeed them now diverge sharply. This should make political and economic reforms less

Musk and do-gooders versus doers

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How should South Africans interpret Elon Musk suggesting he would give the UN six billion dollars if it knew how to end poverty? A best-case

BIG programmes follow from elitism

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The marginalisation of most of our young adults is neither economically viable nor morally defensible. It reflects two forms of elitism.  The same evidence which

Billionaire contest

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Suppose that rather than racing to commercialise space tourism, Musk, Bezos and Branson were competing to create jobs in South Africa. The term, ‘conspicuous consumption’,

Exploiting inequality is unaffordable – and under threat

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Materialism’s appeal is wilting globally, while policies prioritising inequality entrench South Africa’s rampant poverty. It’s time to rethink objectives. The Spanish Flu was followed by

The IMF, financial repression and SA

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A funding crisis seems increasingly probable. But would that lead to the IMF negotiating necessary policy reforms? The IMF’s prospective value-add can be formidable when