1. There was little reaction in the media when Finance Minister, Pravin Gordhan presented the National Budget 2011/12 to parliament on 23 February 2011. There should have been a lot more, as the warning signs are there that tougher times are ahead for the taxpayer.

  2. The balance in life

    Just over 20 years ago, I wrote a book with two prominent environmentalists – Brian Huntley and Roy Siegfried – about the future environmental possibilities for South Africa. The model we used in the book was that human wellbeing had to be a balance between economic development, quality of life and environmental health.