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Feeding the Children

An ugly South African statistic is that one in five children go to school without breakfast, a fact that is stated in our forthcoming report on the manufacture of breakfast cereals. While there have been many instances of poor behaviour and weak governance by corporate South Africa, an enormous direct social contribution is also made by business and this report highlights initiatives by some of the main players in this sector namely Tiger Brands, Pioneer Foods, Kellogg’s and Future Life. Read More

The South African Petroleum Industry

Download and share our free infographic on The South African Petroleum Industry or buy the full report here: The South African Petroleum Industry Read More

Nationalising the South African Reserve Bank (SARB)

There is much speculation on the ANC nationalising the SARB and the consequent impact on the banking sector. Although the central banks of the US, Belgium, Greece, Italy, Japan, Switzerland and Turkey have private shareholders, this is unusual and South Africa remains the only central bank in Africa with private shareholders. Read More

Land Restitution

The ANC’s land summit decision to expropriate land without compensation has raised concerns for a negative impact on property valuation and a consequent risk to the banking sector, but it should be viewed in context. Land restitution in South Africa is an imperative if we are to live in a just society. When South African soldiers returned from World War 2, the white soldiers were given farms and the black soldiers received bicycles. Read More