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Opinion

OPINION: Don't be fooled - SA has a jobs crisis, and the informal sector isn't fixing it

Sep 14 2019 09:00

The publication of South Africa’s latest unemployment figures was this time accompanied by an argument that official statistics don’t count economic activities in the informal sector, says Mike Rogan.

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OPINION: When companies violate children's privacy, it's time to ask tougher questions

Sep 11 2019 05:00

When data is collected from children under 13, it's time for digital marketers to ask the hard questions, says Mignon Reynecke.

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IAN MANN REVIEWS: Got a really wacky idea? Here's how to make it work

Sep 10 2019 21:45

In author Safi Bahcall's view, the most important breakthroughs come from loonshots, widely dismissed ideas whose champions are often written off as absurd. Most never get a chance, says Ian Mann.

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OPINION: Why protestors were the key speakers at this year's WEF on Africa

Sep 08 2019 16:00

SA is losing enough money to gender-based violence each year to send over a million children to school or build several hospitals. It's only fitting that the World Economic Forum on Africa was forced to take a good look at the problem, says Marelise van der Merwe.

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OPINION: Mugabe is dead, but he has plenty of imitators

Sep 06 2019 21:04

Former Zimbabwean leader Robert Mugabe, who died on Friday at the age of 95, was a genuine hero but he failed to deliver the justice he sought for his people. His life story is a warning to all well-meaning authoritarians and the nations willing to tolerate them – a warning that appears to be going unheeded, says Leonid Bershidsky.

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OPINION: What a (great) time to be an SA entrepreneur

Sep 07 2019 16:15

As South African entrepreneurs, we’ve always punched above our weight on the global stage. But lately, we’ve been undervaluing ourselves. Letting the country’s challenges get to us. Now it’s time for us to rediscover the unshakeable optimism that’s made us great, says Dov Girnun.

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Wandile Sihlobo: Why government intervention isn't a cure-all for maize production

Sep 07 2019 14:00

Late in August, we learned that the Zambian government had placed a price cap on maize, and justified its actions by noting its concerns over rising maize prices, says Wandile Sihlobo.

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OPINION: As Zimbabwe grapples with Mugabe's legacy, who will put the country back together?

Sep 06 2019 16:46

Robert Mugabe's role in Zimbabwe's fight for economic emancipation has not been disputed by many, but at the same time, the country's ultimate economic ruin left him with a conflicted legacy, says Crecey Kuyedzwa.

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Solly Moeng: After the WEF on Africa, what comes next?

Sep 04 2019 06:02

To what extent is the WEF on Africa’s agenda aligned to South Africa’s current needs – let alone the rest of the African continent? asks Solly Moeng.

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