Facebook post from 9 September

Brilliant article that confirms my own reservations about the standard feminist explanation for why us men rape, kill and beat women, ie it’s because of patriarchy. It’s far more complex and sinister than that. Yes, of course it is patriarchy; but misogyny (hatred of...

Facebook post from 10 September on GBV

Every woman knows a man who abused her and every woman knows a woman who was abused. But no man knows a man who abused a woman. What does that tell us? That men are too ashamed to admit to other men what they have done.

Facebook post from 13 September

It’s been quite a week. Started off last Friday with 2 talks at the Reframing Economics conference at Wits – one on the green transition and the other on non-equilibrium Economics. On Tuesday i did a keynote at Africa Powerweek in Sandton on investment trends in...

President’s message to the UN Climate Summit in 2019

(This is the version that was online on 23 September 2019 – the next day an edited version appeared.) The President has just sent this message to the UN Secretary General – the clearest commitment ever made to the South African energy transition. I’m blown...

Elected by the Board as Deputy Chairperson of the DBSA

This is my sixth year on the DBSA Board, serving as Chair of the Board from Jan to Sept 2019. At the AGM last Friday my position as Deputy Chair for the next three years was confirmed. I will also be the Chairperson of the Infrastructure Delivery and Knowledge...

Debating economic policy

On Thursday I was invited by the Economics Department at Stellenbosch University to come discuss my controversial article in Daily Maverick on macro-economic policy (see link below). Needless to say, they did not agree with my critique of ‘expansionary...