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Innovative leader has to keep its sights on the future

The M&G's clarity of purpose and voice positions it better for success than some of its larger rivals. But it is not enough to be well positioned.

Nic Dawes: Mandela and my two brackets of absence

Nic Dawes reflects on hearing about the death of Nelson Mandela in India.

Nic Dawes: It’s time to start a new conversation

The Mail & Guardian's editor-in-chief reflects on years of working with a team that sets the bar.

Nic Dawes: Mandela, the long goodbye

As he hovers on the threshold, Madiba's long goodbye takes on the form of a return - not as a statue, or as a caricature, but as living potential.

Old Mutual JoBerg2C: Keeping up with the M&G’s bike trek

We follow M&G editor-in-chief Nic Dawes and amaBhungane reporter Craig McKune as they take part in the 910km Old Mutual JoBerg2C mountain bike race.

Central African Republic: Have our leaders learned their lesson?

A fortnight after 13 South African soldiers died in the battle for Bangui, much remains unclear about what happened, and why.

Budget 2013: Gordhan exposes the limits of the fiscus

The "fiscal space" built up during the austere Gear period and in the boom years between 2003 and 2008 is all used up, and then some.

Cyril Ramaphosa the key to urban voters

By going for broke, Kgalema Motlanthe ensured the ANC had to face the scale of its Jacob Zuma problem, writes Nic Dawes.

From the Editor: This is my song, for the asking

Shell-shocked by the developments of 2012, ordinary South Africans must now lead, writes Nic Dawes.

Mangaung: Unity calls and purge fears after Zuma landslide

Calls for ANC unity and fears of lingering animosity were heard following the election of Jacob Zuma and the party's senior leadership at Mangaung.

Zuma payments: South Africans have a right to know

In just over a week, delegates sent to Mangaung by ANC branches will vote whether or not to retain President Jacob Zuma.

Midterm budget: Financing the trust gap

Pravin Gordhan clearly wants public finances to to be judged on the numbers, not on the dismal politics that drove ratings downgrades.

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Full-time Johannesburg-based CEO required for HI HOPES

An entrepreneurial, business-minded, impact-driven individual is sought to lead the organisation as it looks to scale and grow

Balwin properties and Absa launch South Africa’s first green home loan

Balwin Properties’ Edge registration of over 16 000 units was a global first, covering more homes than any single property developer in the world to date

Young professional gets a career boost from PSETA

SAICA makes ongoing efforts to encourage the professionalisation of financial offices in private and public sector organisations

Colgate-Palmolive South Africa donates one million bars of soap

The combination of limited access to quality soap and a lack of knowledge of how to properly wash hands is a challenge in many vulnerable communities

Cheque value bundles – real value

Most people do not pay much attention to what bank account they have and whether or not it is suited to their daily realities

Absa Rewards puts cash in your pocket

In addition to the cash benefits, you will receive special offers and exclusive deals from selected Absa Rewards partners

Municipal audit outcomes reveal public sector financial management must be professionalised

SAICA calls for a review of the mandatory minimum skills and qualifications required for all key financial management positions within the public sector

Eleven ways to protect yourself against fraud

While financial services firms work continuously to improve security, fraudsters are always devising new plans to circumvent the latest safety measures

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