1. Earlier this month, I received an e-mail from a young graduate, Jabulane Tshabalala (25), who lives in Johannesburg, works for CIPAL Telecoms, and is furthering his studies.

  2. Reasons for Hope

    I am surprised that more was not made of ‘Reasons for Hope’, a national opinion survey published in March this year by the South African Institute of Race Relations (IRR) that looked at public attitudes to race relations, jobs and other key issues in 2015.

  3. SA should study how Australia exports degrees

    I wonder what Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe thinks about late at night.

  4. Dreaming. It’s the right thing to do!

    I subscribe to the view that dreaming makes life bearable. So I take the dogs out regularly so they can walk while I dream about the future.

  5. When it comes to JZ and the ANC perhaps its all about KZN

    I wonder how worried the ANC is about the President Zuma?

  6. Never underestimate power of putting in the hard yards

    Pinned to the wall in my office are two quotes: “No problem can withstand the assault of sustained thinking,” by Voltaire; and “So think and think, and think and think, and think and think some more. Think until your body aches and till your mind is sore. For thinking never killed a man, it only made him grow. The constant search for betterment to strive and find and know,” by South African motivational speaker and poet Vince Higgins.

  7. A New Basis From Which To Think And Act

    There are so many angry and hurt people in South Africa right now for a whole variety of reasons. There are also huge levels of stress in the country, being played out on the streets, in parliament and on our university campuses.

  8. People need to embrace power of knowledge

    Despite freedom of information legislation, despite leaks and the difficulty today’s governments face in keeping things secret — despite all these and more — the actual operations of those who hold power may well be growing more, not less, opaque.