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Philip Machanick

Philip Machanick

    The rise of the independent council candidates who reject conventional authority
    The rise of the independent council candidates who reject conventional authority
    There is a growing mood around the world of rejecting conventional authority – Occupy Wall Street, Arab Spring, hashtag protests like...
    Varsities pull rank – but it’s irrelevant
    Varsities pull rank – but it’s irrelevant
    The latest round of university rankings is taking place amid angst about whether South African universities are on the way up or down.
    Fight the state's systemic rot systematically
    Fight the state's systemic rot systematically
    POLITICS
    The case of Charlie: Who exactly is in the right here?
    The case of Charlie: Who exactly is in the right here?
    A war of ideas should not involve mass murder.
    Boom time for bioinformatics
    Boom time for bioinformatics
    In 2000 the human genome was first sequenced – and since then the cost of sequencing has dropped over a millionfold. Couple that with the...
    Soapbox: Time to earn respect
    Soapbox: Time to earn respect
    The youth wage subsidy is a stupid idea. It does not address the fundamental bottlenecks in job creation: the skills deficit and impediments to...
    There's a lot SA can do to solve skills crisis
    There's a lot SA can do to solve skills crisis
    South Africa is haemorrhaging skills at a rate of 10 times its ability to import skills. This has to be cause for concern, especially as official...
    There's a lot SA can do to solve skills crisis
    There's a lot SA can do to solve skills crisis
    South Africa is haemorrhaging skills at a rate of 10 times its ability to import skills. This has to be cause for concern, especially as official...