Good education is mentorship

When I grow up I want to be a ….. This familiar aspiration is traditionally related to children. A nurse, a fireman, a doctor. Upon reaching adulthood, we hear about mentors. A mentor is defined as an experienced and trusted adviser, and this is what a great educator is. As it’s motivating to always have something to aspire…

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MEETINGS – can’t live with them, can’t live with them

The title isn’t a typo, it’s adapted from a quip made by Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie about estate agents: ‘you can’t live with them, and you can’t live with them’. Meetings are a resilient institution despite their large-scale inefficacy and resentment-inducing reputation for time-wasting, box-ticking, and oxygen deprivation. A meeting is defined as ‘an assembly of…

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Combatting corruption in South Africa depends on three pillars, says experts on Henley and SABSA panel

Published 08 September 2020, Bizcommunity Combatting corruption in South Africa depends on three pillars: ending the bipolar myth of good private sector/bad public sector, the establishment of an unstoppable citizens’ movement and for directors to cross their own intellectual Rubicon and serve companies not shareholders. That’s the view of Daily Maverick associate editor Ferial Haffajee,…

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