Capitalism

The enduring allure of Robin Hoods

Society’s fascination with robbing the rich to feed the poor, whether fabricated or in real life, reveals a profound longing for justice and redistribution in a capitalist world

Renewables not a silver bullet for inequality

COMMENT We talk as if building wind, solar and other sources of limitless, clean energy will redistribute wealth...

On conspiracy theories and hopelessness in the Rainbow Nation

A resurgent conspiracy theory that Nelson Mandela died in 1985 reveals the growing hopelessness in South Africa that rampant inequality is irreversible

From Ebbie to Happy Sindane

Our society remains carved up because differences are viewed as weaknesses

Get rich or die trying

South Korean film gives an uneasy picture of capitalism and its unsavoury consequences

The cost of surveillance capitalism

In subjecting ourselves so readily to predictive data, we ignore the commercial interests involved at our peril

Human development is under threat

Achieving significant progress means we are going to have to ditch neoliberal capitalism

What it takes to achieve a true revolution

This is an edited extract of the introduction to ‘Revolutionary Thought in the 20th Century’ (1980) edited by Ben Turok

Economic system we select defines our future

The best option is stakeholder capitalism, which links societal benefits to financial returns

Chile’s riots the dance of the dispossessed

Protests are not a new phenomenon in the country, but the violence is

Conscious capital is critical to future-proofing Africa

Business leaders must wake up to the fact that they can ‘do good’ and still make a profit

It’s time to talk about black tax

A new essay collection examines the practice but the pieces can feel a little monotonous

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Democracy will flounder sans Stats SA

As the government bails out state-owned entities, it is leaving a hole in the budget of the agency tasked with telling us what South Africa looks like — one that is crucial to government decisions

The Facebook group taking on South Africa’s white right

Online battle over the ‘white genocide’ narrative on social media has dangerous real-world consequences

Trolley tender causes Acsa eruption

Stolen contract exposes rift in the senior ranks at the state airport’s management companies

Press Releases

Scatec Solar begins another Upington project

SPONSORED catec Solar and partners have once again grid connected in the ZF Mgcawu District, and started...

Over R400-m given to businesses since launch of three-minute overdraft

The 3-minute overdraft radically reduces the time it takes for businesses to have their working capital needs met

Tourism can push Africa onto a new path – minister

The continent is fast becoming a dynamic sought-after tourist destination

South Africa’s education system is broken and unequal, and must be fixed without further delay

The Amnesty International report found that the South African government continues to miss its own education upgrading targets

Business travel industry generates billions

Meetings Africa is ready to take advantage of this lucrative opportunity

Conferences connect people to ideas

The World Expo and Meetings Africa are all about stimulating innovation – and income