1. 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.


  2. King code not beneath any captain’s notice

    Remgro chairman Johann Rupert’s off the mark on the King code recommendations — it was not developed to create nonsense or unnecessary burdens for business.


  3. Eskom’s corporate governance underpowered

    Corporate governance expert Mervyn King often says the role of non-executive directors is not to explain to fellow board members what they know, but to ask questions about what they don’t know.


  4. There is light at the end of the tunnel!

    Perhaps we are closer to the resolution of SA’s state capture nightmare than many believe. But we are in for a rough run in the short term.


  5. Leadership: we need it, where is it?

    August 2016 is the month of the most critical municipal elections since 1994. In this era of violent service delivery protests, the unfortunate truth is that the majority of our municipalities lack leadership; are in crisis and failing to deliver.


  6. From the Somme to Brexit

    I’m really going to miss my old Dad today.


  7. Brexit: What happened?

    ‘You could knock me down with a bargepole’ was my first thought when Britain voted out of the European Union.


  8. Literature is eloquent on leadership

    Too often, I hear that the humanities are unimportant, that there are too many humanities graduates and not enough graduates in disciplines such as engineering.


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

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


  10. The Challenge of Success

    ‘Unquestionably, the biggest challenge a company faces is not failure, but success.


  11. #feesmustfall: now #putthemoneytowork

    All last week I was dreading a tweet or an image that a student had been hurt or even killed in the fees protests. How it didn’t happen was extraordinary.


  12. The Courage to Lead

    Some years back, the feminist writer Fay Weldon was quoted in Time Magazine as saying: “The old traditional values of constancy, gravitas, restraint, heroism, dignity, and honour are seen as belonging to a past world. Perhaps they do. Perhaps it is no bad thing.”


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