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Author: Craig Arendse

RACS / Articles posted by Craig Arendse

Blue Dot Project Shows Power Of Collaboration

The Western Cape's transport department recently launched The Blue Dot Project to address several challenges in the minibus taxi industry in the Western Cape, including improving service delivery for passengers. RACS played a pivotal role in facilitating the collaboration between the government and the minibus taxi industry, which recently culminated in the successful launch of the project. We have always taken pride in our ability to engage meaningfully on transformative projects since the dawn of democracy, shepherding in our transition to...

Sho’t Left: Partnership And Collaboration Key To Driving Change In The Taxi Industry

The taxi industry is painted with many negative stereotypical tropes, but it plays an important role in our economy and provides a key public transport service for millions of South Africans. Craig Arendse and Ihsaan Gasnolar look at meaningful ways of resolving the challenges faced by the taxi industry and commuters and how — through partnership, collaboration and constructive dialogue, we can make the taxi industry work better and harder for all South Africans. The taxi industry moves more than 14...

Nation Building Unpacked – A Response To The Brackenfell High School Conflict

“Dialogue is not an optional extra in South Africa, but an urgent imperative if we are to move into a non-racial future,” one of the sentiments shared by Archbishop Thabo Makgoba. The Brackenfell High School racial concern is yet another reminder of just how much deeper South Africans have to dig to uproot deeply entrenched systemic issues, such as racism. Much to our detriment, racism has remained ingrained in the structure of society and does not simply exist as a fragment...

World cup unity – a tonic for organisational change?

If national pride is measured in flag visibility, South Africa has surely blasted off the scales of the national pride barometer. The 2010 FIFA World Cup has been nothing less than a momentous success, and while some are concerned the current groundswell of patriotism will fizzle out into a listless hangover come the end of the tournament, there is much hope that the country, organisations and businesses can continue to leverage off it for years to come....