Reuel Khosa calls for courageous leadership in South Africa’s hour of need

In Dr Reuel Khoza’s opinion, the political temperature in South Africa is becoming dangerously hot. “The voices are more shrill, the sense of impending danger more immediate,” he said. “That’s why we desperately need to have courageous conversations about leadership issues.” Opening the Institute...

MXit’s new boss tackles BBM, WhatsApp, Facebook

Last week MXit was bought out by Alan Knott-Craig Jr’s World of Avatar – at a time when it faces its greatest challenges. He talks frankly about competing with BBM and WhatsApp – and more – with ARTHUR GOLDSTUCK. As reported on Gadget last week (World of Avatar buys MXit), Africa’s biggest social...

Before you fix the world you need to understand it – Stephen Dubner

Dubner is best known as the co-author of the international bestseller Freakonomics which spent more than two years on the New York Times bestseller list and has sold more than 4-million copies around the world, in more than 35 languages. Freakonomics is remarkable for its off kilter view of modern day...

Make government budgets and spending visible to all

In mid-September Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan revealed that South Africa’s municipalities could have saved R27 billion last year, or a whopping 15% of their budgets, by cutting down on unnecessary expenses.To put that R27bn in perspective: It’s more than the R25bn that was allocated to the entire...

HP backs Africa’s growth markets

Hewlett Packard today announced it has expanded its operations in Africa by establishing new entities in 10 of the continent’s fast-growing economies.  By extending access to its portfolio of hardware, software and services across Africa, HP will enable governments, businesses and consumers there to use...

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