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The Finance Minister has spoken – extraordinary measures, monies and circumstances

The Finance Minister has spoken – extraordinary measures, monies and circumstances

The passage of time seems to be such a fractured thing right now and it isn’t going to stop being so any time soon. As a country, we are bracing ourselves for the cresting of the Corona wave.

Talking about Death and Dying – this is not the movies

Talking about Death and Dying – this is not the movies

There are as many movies about funerals and the aftermath thereof as there are genres of movies! There is a favourite cinematography device that can be applied, again, to most genres. The church and graveyard scenes fade. The next day the family arrives (separately) at very official-looking offices. Nobody makes eye contact. There are a lot of awkward silences. The executor of the estate walks in. The camera pans slowly over the faces of the prospective heirs. This is the moment of truth: the Reading Of The Will …

The ‘new normal’ that still seems so foreign and what the fourth industrial revolution has to do with it

The ‘new normal’ that still seems so foreign and what the fourth industrial revolution has to do with it

The Fourth Industrial Revolution brings technologies that blur the lines between the physical, digital and biological spheres across all sectors. It brings about boundary-busting disruptions that will change the world of work as we know it

Undoing Lockdown – levels of business support

Undoing Lockdown – levels of business support

Some feel cheated. We were told ‘this lockdown thing’ will come to an end, and yes, we knew it would not quite mean business to usual, but THIS unusual? And for how long, THIS time? Anger and frustration, fueled by denied addictions and proclivities, are rising. Scathing memes and poisonous comments are setting Facebook and social media on fire. There are growing accusations of class and race prejudice from all sides.

Apocalypse (Not) Now – What to do now that Moody’s has downgraded RSA to junk status

Apocalypse (Not) Now – What to do now that Moody’s has downgraded RSA to junk status

It is true – the country has been down-graded by the last remaining ratings agency, Moody’s, that thought South Africa was worth investing in – somewhat. It would be really bad news, if we don’t take into consideration that the whole world is facing two crises. We are all battling the COVID-19 virus and markets are volatile everywhere.

A Tale of (Many More than) Two Cities – Life and Times in South Africa during COVID-19

A Tale of (Many More than) Two Cities – Life and Times in South Africa during COVID-19

Before we continue to look at the key elements of President Cyril Ramaphosa’s address to the nation, let me say this: history tends to repeat itself – for better and, sadly, for worse. As the human race and, in particular, as a country, we stand on the precipice of history. The next move is ours.