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Alec Hogg’s Inbox: Corporations, governments applying a vaccinate-or-be-fired approach

With some corporations – and even some governments – applying a vaccinate-or-be-fired approach, a video sent to me by Peter Hill PhD of Melkbosstrand provides some pause for thought. It features Canadian Ethics professor Julie Ponesse who was fired on Tuesday for personally applying the principles she has been teaching for 20 years. It’s short,…

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Alec Hogg’s Inbox: Trust in the IEC not panacea for achieving free & fair elections

With the furore around the Independent Electoral Commission’s perceived lack of neutrality, a note from Robin Carlisle has relevance (he signs off as previously PFP/DP/DA MPL, MP, MLA and MEC)/ Robin wrote: Trust in the IEC is not the panacea for achieving free and fair elections. Transparency and the close involvement of the competing parties in the…

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Alec Hogg’s Inbox: Magnus Heystek’s straight-shooting approach widely appreciated

My pal Magnus Heystek was a great success at the BizNews Investment Conference this week – as we suspected he would be. Magnus’s straight shooting, take-no-prisoners approach is widely appreciated. Particularly by those with rational minds. Like Graham Nelson who wrote: In the next couple of years I am going to be cashing in my…

Alec Hogg’s Inbox: The problem between the vaccinated and the unvaccinated
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Alec Hogg’s Inbox: The problem between the vaccinated and the unvaccinated

Well, I tried. But it looks like it’s impossible to indefinitely postpone the debate on COVID among the BizNews community. My inbox gets flooded with suggestions, ideas and comments. And on the basis that everyone has the right to be heard, here’s a few of the recent contributions. Starting with Gavin Munro who wrote: Even…

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Alec Hogg’s Inbox: The ‘mandatory vaccination’ slope is very slippery

Almero van Wyk’s contribution yesterday stirred a hornet’s nest. Mostly of critical. Frank Payne’s most important recommendation comes at the end of his email which reads: The quote by Almero van Wyk, on reading it, seems contradictory at the very least. If the subject is infected by an unvaccinated person and gets Covid, despite having been…

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Alec Hogg’s Inbox: Covid-19 vaccines have become an emotive subject

If you like to get the news as it happens, you’re sure to enjoy our new approach of broadcasting all our interviews live on YouTube (www.biznews.com/tv), Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/alechoggza) and Twitter (@alechogg and @biznewscom). Keep a look out for them in the afternoons from Monday to Thursday. The response to my interview with Discovery’s chief actuary…

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Alec Hogg’s Inbox: Viva the pirates, misfits and oddballs.

Imagine how sterile a media title like ours would become if everyone agreed with everything that was published. Indeed, that would eliminate the very need for its existence. Thankfully, as an independent organ serving a vibrant and diverse community, BizNews need never fall into that trap. And, yes, despite outrage from some quarters, we intend remaining a…

Alec Hogg’s Inbox: For years now, humanity has failed in controlling the birth rate
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Alec Hogg’s Inbox: For years now, humanity has failed in controlling the birth rate

For years now it has been apparent that humanity has achieved considerable success over reducing mortality, but outside of the First World, has failed woefully in controlling the birth rate. That has visited upon mankind the unnecessary misery which always follows when too many people chase too few resources, something the Chinese, bless them, addressed…

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Alec Hogg’s Inbox: Novel ideas for SA’s recently departed minister of health

Community member Bruce Robertson has some novel ideas about the professional consequences for SA’s recently departed minister of health. He wrote: As a recipient of your always welcome daily BizNews newsletter, and having a strong interest in anti-corruption efforts, I found your 11th August BizNews interview about the Zweli Mkhize/Digital Vibes sage, with Paul O’Sullivan, particularly interesting. A question…

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Alec Hogg’s Inbox: To have a well-educated workforce in future, we must start at Grade 1

Tony Marron’s ideas on education resonated with many members of the BizNews community – including Steuart Pennington, my friend from the KZN Midlands, the eternal optimist who created SA The Good News. Steuart’s email reads: As I read Tony Marron’s good ideas regarding education, Minister Mthethwa’s claim that our Olympic squad was not representative of…