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State Of The Nation Address 2018

State of the Nation Address by President of the Republic of South Africa, Mr Cyril Ramaphosa.

Brokering Change

With black stockbroking firms facing immense challenges in the South African market, Sandile Luthuli looks at what is being done to balance the scales.

Anatomy Of A Local Financial Crisis

Almost ten years on, South Africa is still reeling from the effects of the 2008/2009 recession. Ryland Fisher dissects the reasons why.

Corruption In The Private Sector

The private sector needs as much inspection as the public sector when it comes to corruption, as Caiphus Kgosana discovers.

Defending Our Democracy: A New Narrative

Amid the clamour of competing narratives crowding the South African political space, it is important to start thinking – and speaking – about the future of the country in a new way. By Ryland Fisher.

The Business Behaviour We Deserve

Economic upliftment of a broad section of South Africans is at the core of government initiatives. It’s part of measures to transform a divided nation that still grapples with harmful effects of policies from the past, reports Sandile Luthuli.

Lessons From Tambo And Mandela

Oliver Tambo would have turned 100 on 27 October this year. Nelson Mandela would have turned 100 on 18 July 2018. The centenaries of two of South Africa’s most formidable and admired leaders is a reason to reflect on the past, and to seek for lessons that one could apply in future, writes Ryland Fisher.

ESD And BEE: A Winning Combination

Enterprise and supplier development is the best hope of creating thousands of black entrepreneurs in South Africa, writes Andile Ntingi.

Just How Equal Is Gender Equality?

Babalwa Shota speaks to two female leaders in the financial services sector about office gender politics.

No Easy Ride For Women Professionals

Why are there so few black women in senior positions in the corporate world, asks Busi Mavuso.


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Standard Bank Appoints New CEO Of Personal And Business Banking

The Black Management Forum welcomes the appointment of Zweli Manyathi as the Group Chief Executive Officer of Personal and Business Banking at Standard Bank.

An Inspiring African JV

The joint venture of a local black investment company and a renowned Dutch streetlight manufacturer is an inspiring African story.

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ISSUE 51 2016
ISSUE 50 2016
ISSUE 49 2016
ISSUE 47 2014
ISSUE 46 2014



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