Leadership to turn around South Africa

Nothing short of a complete overhaul of the government and the governance model would do to turn our failing...

Is ESG the latest acronym or could it change mining substantively?

Taking environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance seriously is the key to securing a truly...

Africa must reverse the resource curse 

The African continent has an abundance of minerals that could drive the just energy transition – if governments...

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Africa must reverse the resource curse 

Africa must reverse the resource curse 

The African continent has an abundance of minerals that could drive the just energy transition – if governments and investors get it right.  Last month, the South African delegation at the World Economic Forum affirmed that the country is ready to partner with the...

Cabinet reshuffle will make or break the ANC

Cabinet reshuffle will make or break the ANC

Towards the end of last year, President Cyril Ramaphosa overcame his most difficult political battles. The parliamentary section 89 report on the money stolen from his Phala Phala farm that could have led to an impeachment process was set aside and he...

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In November, the United Kingdom will host the 26th annual United Nations (UN) global climate summit – called COP – or “Conference of the Parties” in Glasgow. COP26 (delayed by a year due to the Covid-19 pandemic) has a unique urgency and could prove to be one of the most important conferences of our time. Most experts agree that the…

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SA’s social compact has stalled

SA’s social compact has stalled

President Cyril Ramaphosa indicated in his State of the Nation Address in February that the government and its social partners had 100 days to finish a comprehensive social compact to address issues of economic growth and unemployment. Social partners, as represented...

Is terminating the Zimbabwean Exemption Permit legal?

Is terminating the Zimbabwean Exemption Permit legal?

Introduction The Minister of Home Affairs, Aaron Motsoaledi, has every right to terminate the Zimbabwean Exemption Permit (ZEP) regime, as he did on 19 November 2021. The ZEP programme was initially set up as a demonstration of goodwill by the South African government...

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