XHANTI PAYI: Rethinking labour

Back in 2011, the unions’ main concern was the threat of imports from Walmart. Such a myopic focus meant they missed the real shift in retail

GEOFF COOK: Changing the mindset

The steady decline in listings of small and medium-sized companies on the JSE is attributable to a negative economic cycle and investor sentiment

SIPHO PITYANA: Halting the slide to a failed state

Business has long pressed President Cyril Ramaphosa to take tough action. But the government fails to see the urgency

AJEN SITA: Audit profession needs a new compact

Corporate collapses, corruption scandals and dubious clients have thrown questions about the value and integrity of auditing into sharp relief

NIC NORMAN-SMITH: Growth at any cost

The bigger the company, the larger the compensation package (and the bigger the private jet)

KGALEMA MOTLANTHE: Many minds, and a single focus

The Kgalema Motlanthe Foundation is bringing together leading figures to find ways of fixing local government in SA

IAN EDWARDS: Emigration is not the only option

SA has powerful catalysts for emigration — but what if you can’t leave?

ANSIE RAMALHO: Understanding the governance ecosystem

There’s been a disturbing trend of blaming the King 4 governance code for the recent spate of corporate failures – but this is a failure of critical thinking

PAUL DUNNE: Riding rhodium’s rally

The surge in the price of the metal is a benediction for SA miners, as the country holds most of the world’s supply. But the state needs to do its bit too

QUINTON IVAN: Offshore heaven?

It’s well-known that the road to hell is paved with good intentions, and in a weak domestic economy, virtually every management team must feel the temptation ...

SANDY MCGREGOR: Decoding Trump’s trade war

From Trump’s viewpoint, America’s trade deficit is a vulnerability that gives other nations the power to tell America what to do

HAROON BHORAT: Minimum-wage gamble

It’s a measure that is often touted as a panacea for inequality. But setting a minimum wage is a double-edged sword, as agriculture has shown

HAROON BHORAT: SA’s missing middle

To address SA’s inequality, we need to understand the roots of our wage disparity. The problem lies right in the middle – not at the bottom or top

RUSSELL LAMBERTI: Ace’s quantitative teasing and the magic money tree

Ace Magashule bungled the words when calling for QE last week. Call it what you will: printing money is a recipe for hyperinflation and disaster

HEINRICH BÖHMKE: The role of lawyers in state capture

Auditors and PR agents have drawn a considerable amount of flak for enabling corruption. But how is it that law firms have avoided censure?

MARIA FRAHM-ARP: Understanding the rise of cult churches in SA

Why, at the start of the fourth industrial revolution, do we see a rise in cult churches with bizarre incidents during worship?