Brian Kelly of the popular travel blog, thepointsguy.com, was on MSNBC this morning. Said he was going to SA at the end of the week and was looking for suggestions. He’s already getting lots of them. Why not add a few?
Remarks delivered today by Deputy Minister Ebrahim Ebrahim to South African Diaspora in Perth, Australia: There has been much handwringing over the years about the level of emigration from the South Africa, but here is one thing I will say for it: it is wonderful to be able to travel 9000 km from home and […]
The World Economic Forum has just published its annual Global Competitiveness Report for 2013/4. Overall, South Africa ranks 53rd out of 148. Education, labour and health issues — HIV/AIDS and malaria — continue to hold us back. But there’s also quite a bit crow about. The WEF compiles its Global Competitiveness Index using a mix […]
Ena and Julian Hewitt took their two young daughters and went to live for a month in a shack in Mamelodi, a Pretoria township, on R3000 ($300), the prevailing household income locally. David Smith’s fine article about them in the Guardian has so far attracted 295 online comments, some praising the Hewitts, others condemning them […]
The University of Witwatersrand — Wits — has produced more CEOs of Fortune Global 500 companies than Cambridge or Princeton, and by this measure ranks 24th in the world, according to the Times Higher Education Alma Mater Index. The University of Cape Town also makes the top 100, at 79. Four Witsies currently run Global […]