[Chichi Maponya] South Africa last week commemorated the 60th anniversary of the Freedom Charter, which is widely regarded as a seminal document in South Africa's quest to transform our society into a model of equality...
[Tralone Khoza] The plot between Comair and SAA thickens as Comair takes the legal battle against the government's bailouts of SAA to court...
[Manusha Pillai] The recent turbulence in South Africa, borne of the #RhodesMustFall campaign, has brought into sharp focus the fact that development of a single version of the South African brand truth is still a work in progress...
[Anton Harber] I can stand in the street and call someone a thief. I can even call the president a thief. But I can't do it in Parliament. Something is topsy-turvy here...
[Miller Matola] Democracy is a much yearned for and sought after system of governance. As a system where the popular will of the people is superior to the will of individuals, democracy represents the Elysium of multitudes of people around the world...
[Douglas Kruger] Oprah said that the best answer to racism was personal excellence. The concept can be taken even further. Personal excellence is the solution to a great many things, one of which is the catastrophically damaging labour unrest currently choking our economy into negative growth.
[Tralone Khoza] Are South Africans looking forward to casting their votes, and be active participants in how their country will be managed going forward?
[Ed Herbst] A media chronology: 'Any form of discrimination with regard to a country or a person on grounds of race, religion, politics, gender or otherwise is incompatible with belonging to the Olympic Movement.' - Article 6 of the Fundamental Principles of Olympism.
[Rod Baker] NEWSWATCH: Communications Minister Yunus Carrim has inaugurated the National Cyber Security Advisory Council (NCAC), reports Mail & Guardian.
[Rod Baker] NEWSWATCH: According to an ITWeb report, quoting City Press, former communications minister Dina Pule sanctioned the controversial R550m SABC/MultiChoice deal.
[Anton Ressel] The next generation of tenderpreneurs is waiting in the wings, and we should all be very worried.
[Paddy Hartdegen] I fail to understand why it should take the deaths of 44 people - and a year of mourning for the lost loved-ones - to get someone to do something about housing in an area that should be awash with money.
[Johan Poolman] Government and Big Business have something in common - corruption. They seem to be head-to-head in a reckless scramble to outdo each other in the high-stakes corruption game.
[Paddy Hartdegen] Protestors are generally portrayed as rampaging, unemployed hooligans with nothing better to do than make trouble. But there are other strange stories around this beautiful country of ours - stories that are enough to leave you shaking your head in disbelief.
[Rod Baker] NEWSWATCH: The Democratic Alliance wants Communications Minister Dina Pule investigated and charged with corruption over appointments made in her department, reports Mail & Guardian.
[Paddy Hartdegen] I may have been saying this for years but now another much more august body agrees that black economic empowerment initiatives should be scrapped and South Africa should entrust its development, growth and social change to the people who are best trained to implement them - whether they are black, Indian, coloured or white.
| [Government] Risk Management Culture for Future Leaders Program
18-21 Feb. 2013
Public Sector Accounting and Budgets Best Practices Program
25-28 Feb. 2013
[Dr Nikolaus Eberl] With the 53rd Elective Conference of the ANC now on in Mangaung, and 33 prominent business leaders calling for a joint effort to "arrest a decline in confidence in South Africa's future" (a clarion call joined by members of the banks and the clergy), there is the question as to what exactly will restore both investor and consumer confidence post the event that is causing so much anxiety throughout the nation.
| [Government] OCOE is an empowerment campaign by an NPO equip entrepreneurs with necessary tools 2 compass & navigate business opportunities that can create value in their own communities.|
[Karl Reed] There's good news and bad news for citizens frustrated by their interactions with government call centres: major change is happening, but it will take time. Government-run contact centres get a lot of bad publicity. Some of it is deserved, but some of the bad press is purely because bad news sells.