1. My Dad was a history teacher and a blue blooded Brit. Up to his dying day he would stand to attention if he just heard the band strike up with ‘God save the Queen.’


  2. From Magersfontein to Westminster: no winners, only losers.

    My Dad was a history teacher and a blue blooded Brit. Up to his dying day he would stand to attention if he just heard the band strike up with ‘God save the Queen.’


  3. How governance failures messed up SA’s passenger rail agency

    The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa is going through serious turbulence that’s symptomatic of broad corporate governance failures within the country’s state owned enterprises.


  4. Amid this crisis, we are not statues

    A flock of political leaders is playing pigeon chess across the world. In pigeon chess, the pigeon knocks over all the chess pieces, deposits its droppings on the board and struts around proclaiming victory.


  5. Budget 2017/18 – ‘The Great Pretenders?

    November 2016 marked the 25th anniversary of the death of rock star Freddie Mercury, ‘the Great Pretender.’ Back then the stigma of an AIDS death was such that not enough was made of the horror that is the slow and painful death from AIDS (even if you have all the money in the world!).


  6. Foot soldiers and boards

    I have started 2017 with hope because of the calibre of people in South Africa who, at the end of last year (and at great personal and professional risk), stood up and shared what is wrong with our public broadcaster, the SABC.


  7. Budget Warmup Cocktail

    It’s that time of year when everyone is speculating on what will happen on the National 2017/18 National Budget Speech.


  8. Tax deductible donations to universities-Yes or No?

    In February every year every university Vice-Chancellor writes to the alumni and friends of the university requesting donations.


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