SA mining trapped in the 19th century – Ramphele

South Africa needs to dig itself out of a 19th-century mining business model, academic Mamphela Ramphele said on Wednesday.

Speaking at a media briefing ahead of an international leadership education conference in Cape Town, she said a failure to change … Read the rest

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

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 country’s deep inequality.

Miners this week clawed record salary increases of 22 percent from … Read the rest

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

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 consideration of racial preferences in college … Read the rest