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Category Archives: BEE
A while ago, I read a Gerhard Papenfus piece on BEE and I was extremely impressed with his insight and opinion on such a convoluted, walking-on-egg-shells kind of issue. I think many of us are somewhat afraid to voice our opinion on the BEE initiative – and this is why I salute Papenfus for being bold enough to say what he thinks (this takes serious guts in today’s South African society). Papenfus has once again written a superb article on the BEE issue and has given voice to some extremely important sentiments. They say the pen is mightier than the sword – and Papenfus has without-a-doubt hightlighted the “sting”of the BEE (and just how much it is affecting our country). – Tracey Ruff
When it comes to languages, South Africa – the land of 11 official languages – truly is in shift. As the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) News channel said it would be axing Afrikaans and several other-language bulletins from its 24-hour news service, the government announced that Mandarin has been approved as an optional subject at schools.
In the dying days of apartheid, the head of South Africa’s power utility, the central pillar of the white-run economy, sat down with Nelson Mandela and asked him a simple question: when you take office, what are you going to do with Eskom?
A R500-million project intended to help emerging black farmers is on the brink of collapse.
President Jacob Zuma handed over 85 new tractors to the Masibuyele Emasimini (back to the fields) project in Mpumalanga and KwaZulu-Natal in June 2010 to encourage small-scale farming.
The outgoing CEO of FirstRand, Sizwe Nxasana, says that if anyone is to blame
for the disappointing level of black ownership of the economy it is the government, not the private sector.
President Jacob Zuma accused the private sector of failing to transform when he told parliament that black ownership of JSE-listed companies was only 3%.
A dentist and a beautician are two of the unlikely beneficiaries of multimillion-rand contracts that Eskom handed out to supply diesel for its power generators.
The shocking revelation comes in a week in which four senior Eskom officials were suspended pending an inquiry into a range of issues behind South Africa’s ongoing power crisis.
SA taxpayers have been pushed too far — especially by the current administration and its spending habits. The wall of opposition to Gauteng’s e-tolls, violent service delivery protests and, some argue, even xenophobic attacks on foreign-owned businesses are clear indications that SA’s citizens are fed up with the status quo.