Philippi Horticultural project

The results of a long-awaited impact study into the Philippi Horticultural Area are out – and the news is good for the farmers who for nearly a decade have been calling for the protection of the area. Provincial government has thrown its weight behind the study, too. But whether its recommendations will be taken up
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Reflections on Indego’s 10-Year Milestone

The 1st May 2017, is Indego’s 10-year milestone.  I thought it is something to celebrate as keeping a business, even a sole proprietorship, going for that long feels like an achievement.   The achievement is not mine alone, by any means and that’s why I felt it necessary to acknowledge the role of family, friends, partners
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Speaking out against xenophobic attacks

To whom it may concern I’ve read (as could not bring myself to watch) some of the horrific stories of xenophobic attacks emerging from Kwa-Zulu Natal.  It brings back memories of the terror of the ANC-IFP/State War in the province in the late eighties and early nineties where communities were divided and labelled and ghastly
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Some thoughts on inequality

To whom it may concern I learnt from this week’s Sunday Times (17/05/2015) that I live near to one of South Africa’s richest private estates – boasting more than twenty “über- millionaires in dollarterms”.  I drive past the estate often with its unobscured views of the Helderberg mountain ranges bordering spectacular wine estates.  The Sunday
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Why implementation stalls

To whom it may concern A common opinion voiced about South Africa is that we have world-class legislation and policies but that this does not translate into implementation.  A lack of capacity is often blamed.  My feeling is that implementation willCONTINUE to be a challenge unless other contributory factors are acknowledged and addressed.  Some of
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To Whom It May Concern

There is something that is happening in my “hood” (the terminology my daughter uses for my mainly white, middle-class suburb), and that could be happening in yours, that is worrying me. For the past six months ago our neighbourhood experienced a spike in crime. The modus operandi was strikingly similar – a window pane lifted
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Another One Bites the Dust

As I walked towards the venue for a strategic planning session with a unit of Municipality X, I was greeted by the CFO who had informed me that he had handed in his resignation two days back and would be gone within 3 weeks. I enquired about the prospects for his future and he assured
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