1. SME South Africa: An open letter to Cyril Ramaposa

    Dear Honorable Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, Sir, all protocol observed.

  2. SA’s entrepreneur ecosystem needs sweeping overhaul

    Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba is repeating the threadbare mantra of creating more jobs, boosting entrepreneurship and growing SA’s economy, which has grown just 1% a year in real per-capita terms over the past 25 years.

  3. 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!).

  4. 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.

  5. Ford South Africa reacted badly in a crisis: it doesn’t have to be that way

    In December 2015, Reshall Jimmy burnt to death in his 1.6-litre EcoBoost Ford Kuga in South Africa. Since then a recorded 51 Kugas have caught alight across the country, and two more in Swaziland and Botswana.

  6. #PravinGordhan: Cry Havoc! And let slip the dogs of war!

    I don’t associate with riffraff and I only drink on weekends (or so the saying goes).

  7. #FeesMustFall and the Medium Term Budget Policy Statement 2016

    At first glance it appears that there is little comfort for the #FeesMustFall cohort in the medium term budget policy statement ‘MTBPS’. And I fear that the protesting students’ reaction will be ‘too little too late.’

  8. #PravinGordhan: My questions

    Few pundits would have predicted the out of the money scenario that a policeman would suddenly deliver a summons to Pravin Gordhan’s home just two weeks before the most important Medium Term Budget Policy Statement South Africa has ever faced.

  9. #feesmustfall: The Hurricane Matthew solution

    Events of the last week have shown that the #feesmustfall is not going to go away.

  10. #feesmustfall: Is the R600 000 exemption threshold fair?

    Thank you for all the constructive feedback on my previous article.

  11. Stranded assets and extinction accounting

    I was struck by a recent Bloomberg article titled New Energy Outlook 2016, Long-Term Projections of the Global Energy Sector, #NEO2016. 

  12. All energy options have pros but one has major defects

    I recently set a group of MBA students the task of representing a key sector of energy: solar, wind, nuclear, coal, and gas.