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Tim Spira

Host of problems plague Rio’s ‘unbelievable party’

City seems unlikely target for terrorism and murder rates are down, but mugging stats are up, Zika is still around and there's hardly any money.

Simelane case shows need for rational executive decisions

The government might have thought that, after the ConCourt delivered its judgment Sanral's e-tolling matter, a new era had been ushered in.

Leading by example

When head teachers are given management skills they run their schools as though they are running businesses.

In Hot Pursuit of Cool

Are youth magazines finally coming of age? Tim Spira looks at a fickle and fast-changing market, where the only trend that's constant is the steady climb in copy sales.


It is, or should be, a time of gritty soul-searching for the American news media. There's another plagiarist in the woodwork. Jack Kelley, a USA Today journalist nominated for five Pulitzer Prizes, fabricated stories about the Palestinian conflict and 9/11. Tim Spira wonders what leads reporters to lie.

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