Author: Daan Francois Toerien

Dr Daan Toerien, a research associate of the Free State University and former Vice-President: Operations of the CSIR, has approximately 150 research publications in the form of articles in peer reviewed journals, chapters in books, and technical and research reports.

Go to his ResearchGate profile to view them all. Many items are open source and can thus be downloaded for free.

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Author: Johannes Wessels

Johannes Wessels, a research associate of the School of Public Leadership at the University of Stellenbosch and former journalist of 15 years, has published both research articles and thought pieces in the form of newspaper articles, and blogs.  He is a ‘thought leader‘ with regular contributions in the Opinion section of

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His publications as thought leader include:

2016-09-07 Business has a better option than Zuma or Gordhan – Freedom | BizNews
2016-08-25 Bury NDP. State monopolies a double whammy – expert analysis | BizNews
2016-07-29 Co-operatives: Set up for failure? | Business Live
2016-06-29 Billions of rands have been spent on failed state-promoted co-ops … | MG
2016-06-23 Cooperatives: has the dream become a nightmare? | Econ3x3
2016-05-19  Political Alzheimers:  Zuma’s Black Entrepreneurs’ Fund | FIN24
2016-03-30 Drought bailout: If farmers, what of miners? Assistance that distorts dangerous | BizNews
2016-03-30 The damage caused by the drought was last seen at R16 billion | FarmingPortal
2016-03-10 Drought’s R16bn tsunami – small, medium towns at risk | BizNews
2016-02-12 SA policy needs more than a change in coach – New, exciting game plan | BizNews
2015-10-15 Parkeergeld laat Prellerplein se winkeleienaars rooi sien | Volksblad
2015-09-20 Don’t burden larger enterprises for growth | Fin24
2015-09-17 A Strategy bordering to smoking in a dynamite factory: A world record in co-operative failure | MoneyWeb
2015-07-18 The ANC and the DA not barking up the right tree: SMEs no silver bullet for growth and jobs | MoneyWeb
2015-05-15 Foreign small business wrongly targeted | BDLive  
 2014-09-24 Time to acknowledge SMEs are not SA’s knight in shining armour | BDLive
2014-02-13 State-owned Enterprises:  The Python in the Garden of Eden | IOL