Canadian aircraft manufacturer Bombardier says the market for their aircraft will double over the next five years on the African continent.
CAPE TOWN – There are still too many airlines in the world limiting the industry’s profitability. Consolidation, whilst it is taking place, is still not happening fast enough. These are the views of some of the world’s airline bosses, currently gathered in Cape Town for the 69th annual general meeting of the International Air Transport [...]
As part of its annual power issue, US magazine Foreign Policy published its selection of the world’s 500 most powerful people, an inaugural catalogue “of people who control the commanding heights of the industries that run the world”, according to the magazine’s website [Click to view the full list]
A few years back my mother, a professor and head of department at the Wits Faculty of Social Work, was forced to retire at age 65. Despite being very good at her job and showing no signs of mental or physical deterioration with age, she was stripped of her professorship and all that she could still do for the department, simply because she hit 65. In today’s day and age, is retirement at age 65 not an archaic concept that needs to be put to rest? [Read More]
Global property has been a hot topic over the past couple of months. Interest in the asset class has not only been driven by stellar returns, but also by the attractiveness of global valuations relative to that of its local counterpart. In this article we will firstly look at the returns that the sector has produced over the past couple of years. Secondly, we will look at the attractiveness of local property vs. global property by looking at some valuations. And finally, we will look at some of the benefits of investing in global… [Read more]
The National Assembly is expected to pass the controversial Protection of State Information Bill (POIB) later today, despite nearly three years of widespread opposition from both human rights groups and the South African media community. After months of deliberation and several crucial amendments made to the bill, members of the ad hoc committee met on [...]