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Property rights and the Rise or Fall of South Africa in the 2020s
by Frans Cronje — last modified Aug 25, 2019 10:29 AM
Frans Cronje
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Aug 25, 2019

Be warned: as long as South Africans think that expropriation without compensation is a benign policy or that it might deliver a social good, or that it has no implication for them personally, the policy will retain some measure of credibility.

Can you bank on it?
by David Bullard — last modified Aug 25, 2019 01:02 AM
David Bullard
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Aug 25, 2019

When a populist politician decides to wipe out certain loans in the hopes of keeping voters sweet, the banking system suddenly looks a bit dodgy.

Is all lost?
by Marius Roodt — last modified Aug 23, 2019 06:11 PM
Marius Roodt
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Aug 24, 2019

Not if we stand up against bad policy now.

Keeping the course
by Terence Corrigan — last modified Aug 22, 2019 07:24 PM
Terence Corrigan
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Aug 23, 2019

We have long been used to holding positions regarded as unpalatable by dominant or ‘enlightened’ opinion – but we stick to them, knowing that the more SA traverses its perilous path, the more arduous the road back will prove to be.

The devil in the detail of NHI procurement
by Anthea Jeffery — last modified Aug 21, 2019 07:53 PM
Anthea Jeffery
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Aug 22, 2019

The procurement complexities of NHI alone will suffice to cripple delivery … as bureaucrats at national and district levels trip over each other in tendering for items, entering into contracts, and paying for products.


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