Category: South Africa


To Incorporate, Or Not To Incorporate: That Is The Tax Question

A few weeks’ ago, I wrote a post on South Africa’s discrimination against entrepreneurs and small businesses (it was an Open Letter). Since then, I’ve been asked to write something about a choice that faces all entrepreneurs: When do I stop being a sole proprietor and take the leap? For most entrepreneurs, the argument goes something […]

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South Africa Votes

Today, South Africa goes to the polls. It’s…not exactly positive. The platinum industry strike continues without an apparent end in sight. Unemployment is floating around the 34% mark – higher than anything under apartheid. Julius Malema’s Economic Freedom Fighters loom on the periphery with their scarlet berets and confused manifesto, riding what appears to be […]

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South Africa’s Inequality Is Not Racist. Well – not entirely.

Of course apartheid is a serious culprit. But there are other problems as well.

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South Africa’s Education System. Or Lack Thereof.

There is an article in this week’s Economist that talks about the growing numbers of South Africa’s poor that are electing to send their children to private schools. And good for them if they’re finding ways to afford it. However. I was a little taken aback by some of the statistics that were being thrown […]

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