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VOICE OF MINING: Mines can benefit all — if allowed to operate

48 day(s) ago

We have a joint responsibility to deal with the specific issues that undermine SA’s rating as a prime mining investment destination, writes Mike Teke

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Japan will disappoint ’80s experts

Economy now 40% smaller than forecast, writes J Bradford DeLong

Davos theme recognises changed, post-crisis world

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97 day(s) ago

Richard Quest asks if those attending the WEF meeting in Davos can set aside their agendas to consider new role of government, social media, traditional media and business

VOICE OF MINING: Transforming mine sector is reason to celebrate

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69 day(s) ago

The year 2014 is a milestone on the transformation agenda of the mining industry, writes Mike Teke

In 21st century education has become a security issue

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99 day(s) ago

We need to teach young people there are more meaningful ways to engage with world, be heard than through religious extremism, writes Tony Blair

The strange case of American inequality

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111 day(s) ago

The damage done by the 2008 downturn has been worse than the Great Depression but is obscured by improving fortunes for the wealthy, writes J Bradford DeLong

A silent coup on the streets of Thailand

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116 day(s) ago

Thailand is once again being convulsed by extreme partisan politics, writes Sin-ming Shaw

VOICE OF MINING: Worker safety a mammoth task for SA’s mining sector

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135 day(s) ago

As we mourn the passing of our country’s greatest leader, the mining sector takes this time to reflect on his ideals and the principles he lived and gave his life for, writes Mike Teke

Transformation should not be written in black and white

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147 day(s) ago

But you need to acknowledge imbalances in SA and include developmental intervention in everyone’s career path to level playing fields, writes Moses Kgosana

Drastic action is needed to save the world’s high seas

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156 day(s) ago

No government in the world and no business can afford to neglect the much wider sustainability challenge posed by a world of 7-billion people, writes Trevor Manuel

From San Francisco to the South China Sea

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177 day(s) ago

US and other extra-regional powers should invoke San Francisco Treaty to internationalise diplomatic processes over claims to disputed islands, writes Masahiro Matsumura

OPCW needs more support from world leaders

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178 day(s) ago

Chemical attacks in Syria brought attention to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, but not it clear it needs more support to fulfil mandate

US-Russian solution uses a poor definition of Syria’s civil war and will prolong it

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181 day(s) ago

Allowing groups the regime claims to represent to represent themselves directly, could persuade them to withdraw support for the regime, writes Sami Mahroum

VOICE OF MINING: Right solutions needed for SA to be a mining leader again

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191 day(s) ago

Chamber of Mines committed to enhancing NDP expectations, overcoming investor uncertainties and re-establishing SA’s reputation as world’s leading mining country, writes Mike Teke

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Ian Farmer: apologies for Marikana

For the first time the former Lonmin CE, in charge at the time of the Marikana shootings, talks about the week that changed his life and the course of history of a nation, and apologises for the tragedy

Time to honour Nelson Mandela’s passion for education

122 day(s) ago

South Africa needs radical plan to transform education system with support from civil society organisations, private sector, writes Mamphela Ramphele

SA crying out for leaders it can trust

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196 day(s) ago

If SA is to succeed, says EY Africa CEO Ajen Sita, it needs to produce more leaders able to question and define that purpose, both in business and in society

Asia’s emerging community must keep in check the might of China

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217 day(s) ago

Southeast Asia’s pursuit of deeper integration is in keeping with a global trend — but also reflects growing anxiety over China, writes Fidel V Ramos

SA must tread carefully as Africa opens for business

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198 day(s) ago

South Africa presents itself as a conduit for foreign investment in Africa — or a final destination, says Tito Mboweni

Asia’s rebalancing act

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204 day(s) ago

As Asian economies prepare for coming Chinese slowdown, they must strengthen domestic demand and reduce reliance on exports to China, writes Lee Jong-Wha

New opportunity for West to help Syria achieve peace

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206 day(s) ago

Last-minute Russia-US deal to put Syria’s chemical weapons under international control gives West a second chance to end the conflict, writes Jean-Marie Guéhenno

 
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