Articles of Interest

November 1, 2022

How Business Can Partner Effectively with the State

The success or failure of South Africa hinges to a considerable degree on state-business relations. Currently, they are poor and we are failing as a state. […]
October 31, 2022

The Political Price of Radical Economic Stupidity

Radical economic transformation has been the clarion cry of the populist left wing of the African National Congress since former President Jacob Zuma’s inauguration in May […]
October 24, 2022

Preserving the Healing Balm of History

Yesterday, I was privileged to spend a memorable morning in the company of Rear Admiral Arne Soderlund (SAN retired) at his unique museum. The recipient of […]
October 17, 2022

Forty Shades of Grey Listing?

The consensus is that South Africa is about to be ‘grey-listed’ by the international Financial Action Task Force, of which, ironically, it is a member. It’s […]
October 7, 2022

Kim Kardashian and Personal Finance

At first glance, Kim Kardashian, Snoop Dogg and Siya Kolisi have little in common, apart from their celebrity. Yet, all three enjoy the dubious status of […]
October 5, 2022

Truss’s Fortune Tied to the Pound?

The plunge in the pound sterling is the market’s brutal cold shower response to Trussonomics. While increasingly likely to be stillborn as an economic doctrine, Trussonomics […]
October 3, 2022

SCF Partners with ULRG

The Spirit Community Foundation (SCF) partners with the Upper Liesbeek River Garden (ULRG) team to maintain and upgrade the river garden so that it remains a […]
September 22, 2022

Time to Review the King Report on Corporate Governance

Has the King Code failed us, or we it? Released in 2016, King lV set a new standard in documenting corporate governance and remains both admired […]
September 6, 2022

Spirit Community Foundation – The Prince and The Big Issue

The appearance of Prince William on the front cover of the South African edition of the Spirit Community Foundation-sponsored Big Issue magazine has captured the attention. It is […]
August 10, 2022

Football, Great Sport, Bad Business

I am one of the few individuals on the planet to have lifted the F.A. Cup. Admittedly, I didn’t actually score the winning goal in Everton’s […]
July 27, 2022

Erasing the ‘F’ Word

The ‘F’ word has been creeping into the lexicon of the chattering classes more regularly of late. By the ‘F’ word, I don’t mean the ‘F’ […]
July 11, 2022

Bye-bye Borris – Lessons for Leadership and Accountability

Written by Ian Kilbride, Chairman of The Spirit Organisation The demise of Boris Johnson provides important lessons in leadership. Johnson was uniquely unfit to hold the […]
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