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Sep 10 2008

The long road to (taking press) freedom (away)

Published by under Companies

This article was first published on my old blog on 8/12/2007. 

Earlier this year I wrote the ANC might want to get its hands on a national newspaper. Here is an article from The Economist on the topic.  [Read on]

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Sep 10 2008

The threatened German car industry – revisited

Published by under Europe,Opinion

First published on my old blog on 24/2/2007. 

I’m cracking the bottle of Shiraz from South Africa I just bought – even though it’s in the middle of the day. Why? Because I’m feeling good about the last two articles I wrote (see my posts on the German car industry and the best magazine in the world – The Economist). [Read on]

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Sep 10 2008

I’ve switched religion

Published by under Europe,Opinion

First published on my old blog on 21/10/2005.

Until now I’ve written my articles in an informal, don’t care style, which I thought was right for the web.

Basically, that meant I made up my own “style rules” as I went along. After that, the only thing I had to do, was to remember my own rules and stick to them.  [Read on]

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Sep 08 2008

The African Renaissance revisited

Published by under Opinion,South Africa

First published on my old blog on 10/6/2005. 

At last there is a scorecard out for president Thabo Mbeki! At last we can judge his judgement. His visionary talents. His insight. The scorecard comes from an impeccible source – the World Bank – and was published in The Economist this week.  [Read on]

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Sep 08 2008

Germany’s push for longer working hours

Published by under Europe,Opinion

This article I wrote for a German government agency magazine called Invest in Germany Magazine and distributed in a number of English-speaking countries (including the USA). The article was published on my old blog on 20/5/2005.  

Within 3 years the majority of small and medium-sized businesses (SME’s) in Germany could be working 40 hours or more per week.  [Read on]

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