Articles of Interest

December 7, 2022

Meet the Spirit Education Foundation Team

Dr. Armand Bam – Managing Director of The Spirit Foundation Dr Armand Bam completed his secondary schooling at Plumstead High School and thereafter his undergraduate degree […]
November 30, 2022

Corporate South Africa Finding it’s Voice

The power relationship between government and business is shifting perceptibly. The state is failing and the private sector is stepping in and stepping up to provide […]
November 24, 2022

Greed is Good

Gordon Gekko, the arch-villain anti-hero of the 1987 film ‘Wall Street’ declared that ‘Greed is Good’. I cut my own stock-broking teeth in the intoxicating era […]
November 17, 2022

Spirit Education Foundation and Oxbridge

This week I was the guest of the Appleton Chairman, Tim Hughes, at a reception hosted by the UK High Commissioner, Antony Phillipson, in honour of […]
November 14, 2022

The Climate Change and Asset Management Dilemma

There is a rich irony to global oil companies declaring record profits immediately before the CoP 27 climate change conference being held currently in Egypt. According […]
November 11, 2022

Spirit Wildlife Foundation

Observation of Rhinos Summer has well and truly arrived at Care for Wild. The temperatures are climbing daily and the rain is falling heavily. The dusty, […]
November 8, 2022

Russian Gunboat Diplomacy in Cape Town

The clock is ticking on the scheduled arrival in Cape Town of the private ‘yacht’ of sanctioned Russian steel tycoon, Alexey Mordashov. Ticking insofar as any […]
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 […]
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