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Steven Friedman

Steven Friedman

    Changes to the Constitution may boost, not weaken property rights
    Changes to the Constitution may boost, not weaken property rights
    The South African government’s plan to change the...
    South African business must tackle its deeply rooted prejudice
    South African business must tackle its deeply rooted prejudice
    South African business’s biggest obstacle may not be government corruption, economic radicalism or skills shortages. It may be deep-rooted race...
    Is the ANC bent on radical policies?
    Is the ANC bent on radical policies?
    When media cover a political party conference decision, it is best to report on the entire resolution, not just the exciting bits. This may reduce...
    South Africa’s race relations laid bare in Steinhoff scandal
    South Africa’s race relations laid bare in Steinhoff scandal
    South Africans are fond of debating whether public or private sector failings are the bigger problem. It does not take too long to realise that...
    Race relations laid bare in Steinhoff corporate scandal
    Race relations laid bare in Steinhoff corporate scandal
    South Africans are fond of debating whether public or private sector failings are the bigger problem. It does not take too long to realise that...
    The National Development Plan can be resuscitated - here’s how
    The National Development Plan can be resuscitated - here’s how
    Something is surely wrong when many influential people endorse or reject a document none of them have read. The document is South Africa’s
    State-owned enterprises shouldn’t be used as pawns in South African politics
    State-owned enterprises shouldn’t be used as pawns in South African politics
    State-owned enterprises are vital to many economies, but are particularly vital to those seeking economic development.
    What's happening inside the ANC, not parliament, is key to why Zuma prevails
    What's happening inside the ANC, not parliament, is key to why Zuma prevails
    What matters inside the African National Congress, the party that governs South Africa, is not necessarily what matters outside it. This obvious...
    Reserve Bank battle points to dangerous levels of intolerance
    Reserve Bank battle points to dangerous levels of intolerance
    What kind of financial system is sure to collapse if the central bank cares about people’s well-being?
    The battle for control of SA’s state isn’t just about figureheads
    The battle for control of SA’s state isn’t just about figureheads
    It is probably no consolation to Brian Molefe, the chief executive of Eskom, that his woes are evidence that President Jacob Zuma’s March cabinet...
    The markets can stomach a captured treasury but SA's poor will suffer
    The markets can stomach a captured treasury but SA's poor will suffer
    The formal economy might find it a lot easier to live with a (partly) captured national treasury...