Will Mboweni do what is right in his budget speech?

Will Mboweni do what is right in his budget speech?


JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA

SOUTH Africa’s economy is not growing at a speed experienced by other major emerging markets. The growth levels for 2020 projected by major financial institutions are disheartening. The…

Reflections on Ramaphosa’s AU chairmanship in 2020


JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA

A WEEK ago, President Cyril Ramaphosa took over the 2020 chairmanship of the African Union (AU). This means South Africa will be at the helm of Africa’s affairs…

Davos 2020: The focus should be on poverty, not inequality


JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA

THE world’s elite, heads of states, heads of NGOs, heads of businesses, leading journalists, are in Davos, Switzerland this week, for the annual meeting of the World Economic…

My 2020 advice to President Cyril Ramaphosa


JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA

AS WE ENTER 2020, I remind you again that South Africa’s economy under Cyril Ramaphosa’s African National Congress (ANC) is in a serious crisis. Anybody who reads about…

Reflections on Cold War and Africa’s human progress


JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA

IN contrast to 30 years ago, the world is a better place in consideration of almost all the metrics of human development including economic growth, healthcare, access to…

A UCT boycott of Israel would be disastrous


JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA

THIS week, the University of Cape Town (UCT) Senate is set to reconsider whether to support an ill-thought resolution passed in relation to Israel’s academic institutions in March…

South Africa should learn to admit its policy blunders


JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA

AS a nation, South Africa needs to learn to unashamedly confront and admit its post-1994 socioeconomic failures. The confrontation and admission of these failures need to be visible…

Mboweni is the only rational minister in Ramaphosa’s lousy government


JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA

THE outcomes of the recent African National Congress national executive committee meeting presented by the notorious Ace Magashule this week were not surprising – dull and vague. It…

The rise of artificial intelligence, matters of cybersecurity, and the course of humanity


JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA

I WAS fortunate to be amongst the delegates at the Finnovex Southern Africa conference in Fourways, Johannesburg, two weeks ago. I must say, I was amazed by the…

The hardest work now begins for Sudan


JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA

AFTER months of contentious diplomacy and protests—some of which turned deadly, the Sudanese Transitional Military Council (TMC) and the Forces for Freedom and Change (FFC) signed a constitutional declaration to…