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Control greed by all means but don’t strangle it

In the wake of the biggest financial apocalypse of our times, the media has loudly voiced concerns about corporate behaviour. Despite widespread condemnation, corporate incentives…

Does Africa always need to go high-tech?

Do we sometimes overrate new technology at the expense of the old? Is there a possibility that we idealise the impact of the new to…

MTN reveals the meaning of Ayoba

So cellular giant MTN has finally revealed the massive scam behind its supremely irritating Ayoba campaign: this Christmas, 500 employees will be getting job cuts…

The power crisis

Eskom's management mess comes as no surprise, given the state of the operation, regulatory rot and the leadership crisis at other parastatals

An ordinary, decent company — right!

Most of us ordinary, reasonably decent people have difficulty wrapping our minds around the legal notion of a company being a “person” in the same…

If kids can grasp it, why can’t bankers?

There is a difference between what is legal and what is right. Parents work hard on getting their kids to understand this and fortunately for…

Every budget tells a story

By Albert van Zyl In his first important speech as finance minister, Pravin Gordhan’s main story was that the budget deficit would be 7.6% of…

Housing: Are good ideas wilfully ignored?

We’ve been promised housing for South Africans for a good 15 years now, but progress has been rather pathetic. The backlog remains at more than…

Oh…and one last question

I haven’t had the luck or CV excellence to go to many interviews since I moved up to Cape Town. Truth be told, things are…