You can buy someone a home for R1 650

“Land reform” should focus on the 7 to 10 million council-owned township houses in urban areas where the vast majority of South Africans reside and not on 40,000 farms. Initiated in 2010 in Ngwathe (Parys), Free State, the FMF’s land reform project serves to convert land currently held under a complex...

Why some countries grow faster than others

If South Africa truly seeks to achieve growth of 5% or more a year, should we be listening to advice from the likes of Germany, the UK and Sweden, or perhaps listen to the likes of Nigeria and Ghana, which are among the fastest growing countries in the world? I suggest we listen to the latter, at least...

How to create over 100 000 jobs!

AfricaPositive’s  UK director, Tony Granger, helped pioneer  the UK’s successful  Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS)  which has generated £12billion (R144 bn) in  private investment funds into the SME sector. Ted Sceales discusses the huge positive impact that an EIS could have on wealth...

SA first fully home-made plane

South Africa’s Paramount defence and aerospace company has unveiled South Africa’s fist home-built aircraft, capable of performing tasks currently performed by wing aircraft and helicopters. Designed by Paramount Group Chairman Ivor Ichikowitz , the Advanced High Performance Light Aircraft  is a...

SA could lead in fuel cells

During her speech at the COP17 event, Anglo American Chief Executive, CYNTHIA CARROLL highlighted that South Africa has the potential to be a leader in the fuel cell industry through a technology partnership between government and the private sector.   South Africa has the potential to be a leader in...

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...

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