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Driving transport into the future


Transport is an important catalyst for social and economic development and plays a crucial role in the economy and job creation.

Africa rising as a competitive continent


The World Economic Forum (WEF) last week announced the most globally competitive African nations in its 2015 Global Competitiveness Index. The Index, which looked at 140 countries, rates the top performing African countries as follows: Mauritius (46), South Africa (49), Rwanda (58), Botswana (71), Namibia (85), Côte d’Ivoire (91), Zambia (96), Seychelles (97), Kenya (99), and Gabon (103).

Clock's still ticking… but time to act is now


In August we celebrate the numerous actions by courageous women on our road to democracy. Women’s Month is also an opportunity to reflect on the strides we have made since democracy.

Let's all join in to uplift the economy


The sovereign debt crisis playing out in Europe is a stark reminder of the importance of a country’s fiscal stability and sustainability.

Water is our life and future


Water is critical for the country’s socio-economic development. So when a drought occurs, it impacts on all levels of society, from food production to the provision of water to households. This is currently the reality in number of provinces, especially KwaZulu-Natal.

Make a big difference in just 67 minutes


It was our icon, the late former President Nelson Mandela, who made the profound statement: “The time has come to accept in our hearts and minds that with freedom comes responsibility.”

Let Madiba ideals spur us to take SA forward


Nelson Mandela holds a special place in the heart of every South African and this month we have an opportunity to express our adoration for our late icon through our actions towards others.

Education: Key to progress


At the beginning of this year, President Jacob Zuma boldly declared 2015 as the Year of the Freedom Charter and Unity in Action. He called on all sectors of society to embrace the Freedom Charter; this year marks the 60th anniversary of the historic document, which was penned in Kliptown, Soweto, in 1955.

Zuma's visit raised students' hopes


President Jacob Zuma was encouraged by the response of students he met at TUT (Tshwane University of Technology). He said it was indicative of the message that education as the apex priority for the country has been received far and wide.

Transport is key to changing lives


There is an old Chinese saying: “When you want to make the lives of the community better, then build a road”. Building of roads and public transport infrastructure therefore goes beyond asphalt and bitumen.

The future is in our hands


Being a young person in 2015 in South Africa is very different than in 1976. Our youth enjoy human rights, have access to quality free schooling, are free to move around without restriction and can study at any higher institution of their choice.

The winter of '76 led to momentous change


June in South Africa generally signifies the start of winter; with the last vestiges of summer all but gone we settle in for months of bracing cold and darkness.

Operation Fiela will intensify


Over the past few weeks communities all over South Africa have been made safer because of the work of various law enforcement agencies, including the army and the police, during Operation Fiela.

Revitalising road networks


A critical goal of the National Development Plan is to improve the country’s infrastructure, such as roads and public transport, to boost economic growth and to drive employment.

SA is open for business as a smart investment


If South Africa is not part of your long-term investment strategy your business runs the risk of being left behind. The country is open for business and offers a sound investment destination for savvy investors.

Put children's needs first


Raising a child is one of the most important jobs. This role demands physical care, provision of safety and most importantly, unconditional love. It is often assumed these attributes come naturally to humans.

We owe it to Mama Ruth to build on the sacrifices she made


Since the beginning of time every generation has been given the opportunity to carve its legacy into the annals of time. South Africa is home to the inspiring legacy of OR Tambo, Walter Sisulu, Nelson Mandela and countless others.