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SPAR Women’s Challenge changes lives

Take a chance on exercise and it may change your life is the message from SPAR Eastern Cape sponsorship and events manager Alan Stapleton ahead of the 27th Women’s Challenge in Port Elizabeth on Saturday, March 21. The PE event, which consists of a 10km and 5km race, will be the first in the six-leg […]

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Cape Town wins global MBA crown

A team of students at the University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business has won the John Molson MBA International Case Competition https://www.businesslive.co.za/fm/fm-fox/2020-01-17-cape-town-wins-global-mba-crown A team of students at the University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business (UCT GSB) has won the John Molson MBA International Case Competition, the oldest and largest MBA company […]

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Rewriting the South African story – One sentence at a time

By Justin Foxton I read a great quote recently that speaks powerfully of the role South Africans can play in creating the future reality we want for our country. It said simply: “You are just one sentence away from changing the story.” It seemed to echo another commonly articulated trope that the battle is always […]

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HOW DO WE TALK OF SA?

I was interested to read in a Sunday Times (Jan12) article by Chris Barron some firm words by the newly appointed Chair of Brand SA, Thandi Tobias (pictured). “South African politicians, including government ministers, don’t understand the negative impact of the utterances and behavior on the country’s image, nor the economic consequences. It’s very important […]

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You won’t believe this, but fund managers are kind of bullish about 2020

By Ruan Jooste of Business Maverick  While no one can predict the outcome of what will transpire in the year to come, the best thing investors can do is to remain disciplined, focused on valuations and identify opportunities in unloved, well-priced asset classes. In this context, volatility in market prices should be welcomed. It’s tough […]

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MATRIC PASS RATE – LIES, DAMN LIES AND STATISTICS?

By Steuart Pennington Cape Talk on Friday 10 Jan reports Prof Jonathan Jansen maintains that the matric pass rate is not a good indicator of the health of the education system. He says South Africa’s “real” matric pass rate is 39%. Known as the cohort pass rate, it’s the percentage of learners who started grade […]

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