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Philip Machanick

Philip Machanick

    ​Three Ps against progress
    ​Three Ps against progress
    Three Ps stand between the progressive vision of our constitution and reality for most of our people: privilege, patronage and patriarchy.
    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.
    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...