December 13, 2018


A tragic halt to a promising political talent


ANALYSIS A promising career … Former MEC Mxolisi Dukwana. The political career of Mxolisi Dukwana, the former MEC for Economic Development, Tourism, and Environmental Affairs (DETEA) and ANC provincial treasurer, seems to have grinded to a halt this week when he was withdrawn from the Free State Executive Council by Premier Ace Magashule. He was replaced as MEC DETEA by Mamiki Qabathe, who moves from the Department of Cooperative Governance, Traditional Affairs and Human Settlement (Cogta). Olly Mlamleli, ANC Women’s League deputy chairperson and former Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Cooperative Governance of the Free State Legislature, takes over…

You are a shareholder Carlisle, behave like one


I have noted with great concern and trepidation the systematic, consistent, uninformed and deliberate attacks against the Department of Transport and its Agency the Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) in particular by Mr. Robin Carlisle, the MEC entrusted with traffic and public works in the Western Cape as well as his cohorts who are masquerading as experts. Mr. Carlisle is on a crusade to challenge the rollout of Administration Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences (AARTO) and has recently made arrogant and very despising pronouncements that his Department would go to court to stop AARTO’s implementation in the Western Cape. I…

The Weekly Editorial


Small and medium business will play a crucial role in reducing unemployment going forward. They have proved to be the greatest absorbers of people in many successful economies, rather than big companies that more often than not cut staff to remain profitable. Hence, it is very crucial for the South Africa government to create an enabling regulatory and investment climate for small and medium sized business to prosper and create much-needed jobs. The first step is to, in our view, create a different regulatory framework for small business. There are various onerous regulatory demands on small business that makes it…