Impressively, she stands her ground in front of the large intimidating selection committee. Her presentation is well considered and she responds to questions calmly as though digging from a deep reservoir of confidence. Her research excites me and I can imagine her in front of a class of graduate students.
‘We are here to stay!” The words of Dr Mzikazi Nduna, of the School of Human and Community Development at Wits University, rang out, jolting the gathering I was attending recently.
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It should be increasingly difficult for South Africa’s top executives to justify their enormous pay packages, given the furore over excessive pay, the country’s high level of unemployment, and the huge disparity between the highest- and lowest-paid employees at companies.