Corruption turning South Africa into a failed state

Fraud, theft and corruption are some of the worst threats facing the South African economy and one of the surest ways of stopping it in its tracks is to ensure that employees don’t steal their bosses’ blind.

Erna Penning, managing … Read the rest

American ‘research war’ over affirmative action

by Scott Jaschik, Inside Higher Ed

With the U.S. Supreme Court about to hear arguments in the Fisher v. University of Texas case that could decide the fate of affirmative action in admissions, a research war has broken out. Defenders … Read the rest

Corrie Sanders’s death: ‘like something out of a wild west movie’

Boxing trainer Harold Volbrecht says he was shocked to hear of the sudden death of his close friend Corrie Sanders.

Volbrecht, who trained Sanders for the first 14-years of the heavyweight champion’s professional career, said on Monday they had a … Read the rest

South African mining crisis puts traditional unions on the spot

Miners assembling on a hillside in Marikana to mourn their colleagues killed by police

The violent crisis that has shaken South Africa’s mines shows workers’ distrust for traditional trade unions, up to now the guardians of social peace despite the … Read the rest

Fisher vs. University of Texas – one girl against Obama and corporate America

University of Texas Austin
The University of Texas at Austin

WASHINGTON — Last month the Obama administration threw its support behind the University of Texas’ use of race as a standard in its admissions policies, asking the Supreme Court not to interfere with the … Read the rest