THE 2017/18 BUDGET SPEECH REVIEW The 2017 budget acknowledged that wealth remains highly concentrated in South Africa, in that 95% of wealth is in the hands of 10% of the population. The towns and cities of the country remain divided with poverty concentrated in townships and rural areas. To realise the vision of the Constitution,…

The latest matric results showed that our country’s education system is not at the level that it should be at, and requires continuous improvement. Kwa-Zulu Natal’s overall pass rate of 69.5% in 2016, is an improvement on the 60.7% achieved in 2015. The province produced an impressive second largest number of Bachelor passes, and registered…

  s at the end of November 2016, we are proud to boast 12 Student Chapters across institutions of higher learning in South Africa, with a total student membership of more than 1,800. In order for us to sustainably grow the number, we have identified the high schools as the low hanging fruit and with…

A read of the State of the Nation Address, without the antics and drama, that went with it gives one a sense that Government has toned down its promises. It has also acknowledged the energy crises that South Africa faces. Government has in a measured way indicated that it will deal with this in the…

I have always valued Albert Einstein’s advice on problem solving; i.e. “If I had an hour to solve a problem I’d spend 55 minutes thinking about the problem and 5 minutes thinking about solutions”. As a nation we have reached consensus on the triple challenges facing South Africa, namely unemployment, poverty and inequality. We also…

By Pumla Malope The prospects for equity ivestment in Brazil are above average in the medium to long-term. Economic growth has slowed but remains positive as a result of good accumulation of foreign reserves, low unemployment rate, and counter-cyclical fiscal policies. Equity markets are also attractive and the hosting of the 2014 World Cup has…

ICT Green Paper Comment from ABSIP As ABSIP we support the broad aim of the ICT green paper’s intention from the National Development Plan of “a seamless information infrastructure that by 2013 will underpin a dynamic and connected vibrant information society and a knowledge economy that is more inclusive, equitable and prosperous” (emphasis added by…

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