Mutual victory in the marketplace?

Mutual victory in the marketplace?

James Peron, author and president of the Moorfield Storey Institute, provides insight into the mutually beneficial aspect of market engagements – investigating how rare it is for our globalised, liberal economy to have only a single winner emerge. Peron explores how poverty, famine and death deterio

  Carmen Mileder
The Post Office Conundrum

The Post Office Conundrum

The South African Post Office is facing a financial crisis, which is no surprise since about 60 Post Office workers marched to Parliament recently, demanding salary increases, no salary cuts and a freeze on retrenchments. Over 9,000 workers have no medical schemes, while 6,000 workers face the possi

  Asime Nyide
‘Diversity interventions’ not universally successful

‘Diversity interventions’ not universally successful

Without the experience and wisdom that comes with age, teenagers cannot take control of a school environment: the management and teachers are in control and for good reason. But that seems not to have happened at Fish Hoek High School over alleged racism claims, which raises the importance of school

  Sandra Laurence
South African economy is close to collapse, says economist

South African economy is close to collapse, says economist

South Africa is on the brink of collapse. After years of corruption, mismanagement and poor investment, the fruits of the once promising country are rotting. And as the country’s leaders grapple with the impending disaster on their hands, tensions are boiling over. Eunomix CEO and chief economist Cl

  Asime Nyide
Only the suffering of ‘big people’ matters

Only the suffering of ‘big people’ matters

Parole conditions must be suited to the crime, argues Andrew Kenny, for everyone, not just those deemed to have attacked "important" people.In this article on the Daily Friend, Andrew Kenny looks at four killers in South Africa in the 1990s: Janusz Walus, Barend Strydom, Robert McBride and Letlapa M

  Sandra Laurence
Uphill battle awaits Ramaphosa as he vies to retain ANC presidency

Uphill battle awaits Ramaphosa as he vies to retain ANC presidency

Just three weeks before the ANC December elective conference, an independent panel will on Wednesday deliver its findings on whether there’s legally sufficient evidence to impeach Cyril Ramaphosa. While Ramaphosa overwhelmingly received the lion’s share of nominations from branches to retain the rei

  Michael Appel
Ramaphosa case puts new impeachment rules to the test

Ramaphosa case puts new impeachment rules to the test

South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa faces possible impeachment in the country’s parliament over the illegal stashing of thousands of US dollars at his farm in 2020. This is not the first time there’s been a threat of impeachment of a president in post-democratic South Africa. His scandal-prone

  Sandra Laurence
US’ Sandton terror alert shone spotlight on state of SA’s intel services

US’ Sandton terror alert shone spotlight on state of SA’s intel services

The US Embassy’s recent issuing of a terror alert for Sandton placed South Africa’s State Security Agency (SSA) under scrutiny,with some uncomfortable questions emerging. Firstly, has the SSA broken down to such a point that it’s incapable of detecting what the Americans did on our soil? Secondly, d

  Michael Appel
SAA’s future up in the air

SAA’s future up in the air

The future of South African Airways (SAA) remains uncertain after being run inefficiently and accumulating huge losses for years. The airline went into business rescue in December 2019 with the aim of selling off part of SAA to private investors. That’s why Pravin Gordhan, Public Enterprises Ministe

  Asime Nyide
An ANC-DA coalition cannot work

An ANC-DA coalition cannot work

An ANC-DA coalition would not only be extremely foolish, but detrimental to any future resistance against black national-socialism.Afriforum researcher Rob Duigan proposes that in many ways, South Africa is like the world at large – an anarchic landscape with competing elites and ethnic enclaves, do

  Sandra Laurence
SA’s string of un strategic presidents – Richard Calland

SA’s string of un strategic presidents – Richard Calland

Cyril Ramaphosa has “dithered, seeking to wait until sufficient consensus has formed or putting in place cumbersome consultation processes, before reaching a clear decision”.Our presidents have put out fires and kept the boat afloat without an eye on the navigation system; the latest continuing in h

  Editor BizNews
Keeping the EFF from power with a (very loose) ANC/DA arrangement

Keeping the EFF from power with a (very loose) ANC/DA arrangement

What if the ANC was kept in power through a loose arrangement with the DA to keep an official ANC/EFF coalition at bay? It is an interesting idea, and the first time I’ve heard this proposition being put forward. In the piece below by Martin van Staden, first published in Daily Friend, he sets out t

  Michael Appel
In battling corruption “no half-measures will do” – Adv Hoffman

In battling corruption “no half-measures will do” – Adv Hoffman

South Africa can no longer afford to pay lip service to battling corruption, as any continued dillydallying will only propel us towards failed statehood. Adv Paul Hoffman spells out how and why we must squash the scourge.South Africa can no longer afford to pay lip service to battle corruption, as a

  Michael Appel
Lend an ear to this lord – Renwick’s appeal

Lend an ear to this lord – Renwick’s appeal

Turning around a dysfunctional South Africa currently headed towards a failed state requires of the ANC leadership the same courage that FW de Klerk displayed, says former diplomat Lord Robin Renwick. Delivering the first-ever FW de Klerk Memorial Lecture, Renwick reminds South Africans of what De K

  Editor BizNews
Is a DA-ANC coalition the pragmatic solution SA needs?

Is a DA-ANC coalition the pragmatic solution SA needs?

Coalition politics got off to a rocky start, with Nicholas Woode-Smith asking whether it isn't time to put pragmatism ahead of ego.Coalition politics between smaller parties got off to a really rocky start – with Nicholas Woode-Smith asking whether it isn’t time to put pragmatism ahead of ego. In si

  Michael Appel
What if the Wealth Tax backfires?

What if the Wealth Tax backfires?

Even if we assume Government’s plan for a wealth tax is honourable, Garth Zietsman, a statistician who writes for the Free Market Foundation, believes it’s very unlikely to result in long-term wealth increases for the poor, or long-term wealth redistribution. R143 billion is a tiny fraction of the a

  Sandra Laurence
Stability in SA depends on legal property rights

Stability in SA depends on legal property rights

Property rights provide an owner with the legal ownership of a resource. This is backed and enforced by the legal system as well as the protections the government provides through law and order. It allows owners to freely use their resources however they see fit – with the comfort that their assets

  Asime Nyide
Government must urgently attend to water crisis

Government must urgently attend to water crisis

The Deputy Minister of Water and Sanitation admitted that the ANC has neglected to invest in water resource infrastructure since coming into government in 1994.Tshwane and Ekurhuleni have experienced major water shortages this year, with water restrictions imposed by Rand Water since September. DA S

  Sandra Laurence
About 50% of SA suckles at the teat of the taxpayer

About 50% of SA suckles at the teat of the taxpayer

South Africa is well and truly a welfare nation in which at least 47% of the population rely on social grants of one kind or another.South Africa is well and truly a welfare state, in which at least 47% of the population rely on social grants of one kind or another. The situation is as unsustainable

  Michael Appel