1. 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.


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

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


  3. King IV: A lesson in ethics from umpire Dickie Bird.

    The first draft King IV is going to be released shortly. And I have set myself a challenge.


  4. Sweeping the Shed

    It would be great if all South Africans can start the year learning the following Zulu saying by heart and repeating it every day: Khumbula uma ukhomba umunye muntu, kukhona iminwe emithathu ekukhomba wena.


  5. The Challenge of Success

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


  6. #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.


  7. 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.”


  8. Goodbye Yesterday, Hello Tomorrow

    It’s time for a ‘wow’ story, which I certainly got from Charles Broome, the Chairman of Added Value, South Africa.


  9. Great leaders make hard choices

    Think of a hard choice you are facing. How does it make you feel?


  10. Flying at supersonic speed

    “To fly at supersonic speed – faster than the speed of sound (Mach 1) – you have to have a supersonic aircraft. A subsonic aircraft is simply not designed to do this.” – John Peters, former RAF jetfighter pilot.


  11. When will the tide turn?

    South Africans witnessed a watershed event during the recent gathering of African Union leaders within the country’s borders.


  12. Going bust gradually … and then suddenly

    “Man goes bust gradually … and then suddenly”. That’s what Ernest Hemingway once said.