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South Africans, education is key


JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA

LAST WEEK, I wrote about Roland Fryer, a man who became a professor of economics at Harvard University at the age of 30. He’s a figure young people…

Roland Fryer – an inspiration to troubled Black communities


JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA

WHEN THE American Economic Association (AEA), the professional body of academic economists in the United States of America, announces the winner of the John Bates Clark Medal each year, acknowledging…

Markets should drive job creation in South Africa


JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA

WHEN I visit home in Kwa-Zulu Natal, I’m always saddened by seeing young unemployed people wandering around the township streets. Amongst these young people, there are many I…

Nkurunziza should do what is best for his people


JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA

WHAT’S happening in Burundi is a disgrace. President Pierre Nkurunziza’s response to the people who protest his seeking of the third-term has been despotic. He’s violently cracked down…

Terror in Kenya: An attack on personal liberties


JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA

AL-SHABAAB’S militants inflicted damage again in Kenya last week. More than 145 people were killed at Garissa University located in the north-east of East Africa’s economic powerhouse. It’s the…

NIGERIA: The former military ruler has won


JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA

IT HAD to happen. I wanted it to happen. Goodluck Jonathan, Nigeria’s outgoing president, lost to Muhammadu Buhari of All Progressive Congress (APC) in Nigeria’s election this past…

Racism at Rhodes, Cecil’s statue at UCT


JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA

I COMPLETED my undergraduate studies at Rhodes University five years ago, before I transferred to University of Cape Town (UCT) to pursue my Honours degree in Information Systems. I…

At eNews, I saw a positive future


JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA

TERENCE DAVIE, the Funding Manager at Free Market Foundation South Africa, and I, were at eNews this past Wednesday, to discuss Minister Nhlanhla Nene’s budget with Dudu Ramela.…

If found guilty, HSBC must be punished


MILTON FRIEDMAN WAS a renowned American economist who won a Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences in 1976. His groundbreaking work in the fields of consumption analysis; monetary history and…

My thoughts on 2015’s State of the Nation Address by President Jacob Zuma


JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA

LAST THURSDAY’s State of the Nation Address (SONA) by the president of South Africa, Jacob Zuma, was aimed at outlining the government’s achievements and failures over the past…