Tom Robbins

How long will SA Inc hold on to Reaganomics?

The Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) may have a measure of unlikely sympathy from Investec, one of the country’s champions of private capital, after the trade union federation called for Reserve Bank governor Tito Mboweni to be replaced. While Investec has not gone so far as to call for a new governor to…

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Mkhize appointment a blow to university’s reputation

The recent appointment of KwaZulu-Natal Premier Zweli Mkhize — a key supporter of President Jacob Zuma — as chancellor of the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) will only further damage the institution’s already shattered reputation. In the space of a little more than five years this university has gone from having a judge respected for his…

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