Call for submissions on land expropriation without compensation
The Joint Constitutional Review Committee, set up to review Section 25 of the Constitution to make it possible for the state to expropriate land without compensation, has called for written public submissions. The committee was instructed by the National Assembly and the National Council of Provinces to review section... Read more
SA Agulhas Shines in Refurbished East London Dry Dock
The SA Agulhas is back in the Port of East London’s Princess Elizabeth Dry-dock (East London dry dock) for her lay-up maintenance plan after her previous visit in 2013.  This time a refurbished dry dock welcomed her with improved facilities. The contract to undertake maintenance on the 40-year-old vessel... Read more
SARS Commissioner placed on suspension
President Cyril Ramaphosa has placed Commissioner of the South African Revenue Service (SARS), Tom Moyane, on suspension with immediate effect. “President Cyril Ramaphosa has informed the South African Revenue Service (SARS) Commissioner Tom Moyane of his suspension with immediate effect pending the institution of disciplinary proceedings,” said the Presidency... Read more
Vulekamali portal makes Budget more accessible
The Vulekamali portal, launched by Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba on Tuesday, will make information on the Budget more accessible to ordinary South Africans. The online portal presents information in a simplified format and shows members of the public how public resources are generated and used. The Minister launched the... Read more
South African millennials key to enforcing King IV
The eyes of the world are again fixed on South Africa, as the country finds itself at a turning point in its democratic history. From state capture to large-scale corporate wrongdoing, 2018 will hopefully see the South African business society experience an age of ethical enlightenment, or run the... Read more
Top five business risks for Southern Africa
Political uncertainty through transitions and instability are among the key risks for businesses in Southern Africa in 2018, says specialist global risk consultancy Control Risks (www.ControlRisks.com) in its annual political and security risk forecast RiskMap. Control Risks’ Senior Partner for Southern Africa George Nicholls comments: “2018 will see continued... Read more
US study: Rising stress at work driven by politics, AI, pressure to master new skills 
Workplace stress is on the rise, and American workers are actively addressing it by learning new skills, according to a Udemy report released today called “Workplace Confidential: The Real Story Behind Stress, Skills, and Success in America.” The survey, conducted on behalf of the global marketplace for learning and teaching online, found more... Read more
Poverty on the rise in South Africa
The proportion of the population living in poverty declined from 66,6% (31,6 million persons) in 2006 to 53,2% (27,3 million) in 2011, but increased to 55,5% (30,4 million) in 2015. The number of persons living in extreme poverty (i.e. persons living below the 2015 Food Poverty Line of R441... Read more
Female entrepreneurs and the challenges they face
Women make up about 50% of the world population and 40% of the global workforce, but they only own about 1% of the world’s wealth says Kevin Vlietman of  Transaction Capital Business Solutions. That is slowly changing as in the United States, according to The National Association of Women... Read more
New study: Higher cognitive abilities linked to great risk of stereotyping
People with higher cognitive abilities are more likely to learn and apply social stereotypes, finds a new study. The results, stemming from a series of experiments, show that those with higher cognitive abilities also more easily unlearn stereotypes when presented with new information. “Superior cognitive abilities are often associated... Read more