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How to manage change in your organisation

“Change is the only constant.” remarked Heraclitus, a Greek philosopher. Businesses need to brace themselves for change. The environment is always is a state of change. There are political, social,

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Looking beyond the chaos

I was shocked as I watched South African MPs repeatedly heckle and interrupt President Zuma as he tried to deliver the 2017 State of the Nation Address (SONA). I kept

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Joost van der Westhuizen — farewell

History has a strange way of intertwining every man’s life-story with those of other human individuals; merging the tales of two sworn enemies in a plot that perorates in an

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Winning stakeholder support for your strategy

Stakeholders can make or break the implementation of your strategy. It’s therefore imperative in strategy formulation that, at the outset, you perform a stakeholder analysis to identify your key influencers,

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Same old faces, with same old baggage

LAST Sunday, in customary fashion, a major political opposition party held a celebratory rally to welcome back their leader alongside other coalition party leaders into the country who had fled

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Will he cross the Rubicon on the 24th?

There was mounting international pressure on the South African apartheid regime to release Nelson Mandela. The world had had enough. The time for South Africa to finally rid itself of

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The slow death of Islamic State

“Unfortunately, it is unrealistic to expect zero civilian casualties in armed conflict,” said US Army Col John L Dorrian, the spokesperson of Combined Joint Task Force — Operation Inherent Resolve.

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Start small and scrappy

The lifestyle of entrepreneurship, in Lesotho, should be as ubiquitous as the presence of youthful billionaire entrepreneurs in sneakers and T-shirts. Entrepreneurs are the pioneers pushing the boundaries out further,

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What is black writing?

I spoke before I writ, and before then I uttered incorrigibles before I could speak, and after getting the drift of the art of scribbling utterances into letters and words

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Ignore stakeholders in strategic planning at your own peril

A “stakeholder” is anyone who has an interest in the value that the organisation creates. In a commercial organisation, its stakeholders would be shareholders, customers, suppliers, employees, government and its