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10 February 2016
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05 Feb 2016
 
 
Bad news abounds
REAL ECONOMY: COMMODITIES OUTLOOK
While South Africa has a relatively diversified economy, its mining industry remains an important source of export earnings and jobs. Therefore, the World Bank’s latest ‘Commodity Markets Outlook’...
 
 
29 Jan 2016
 
What is prudent?
REAL ECONOMY: ELECTRICITY
The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) has the unenviable task of assessing the ‘prudency’ of Eskom’s application to recoup what it has calculated to be a R22.8-billion cost and...
 
 
22 Jan 2016
 
Can we change the SA narrative?
REAL ECONOMY: SOUTH AFRICA
So it’s going to be another difficult year economically and socially. Sadly, we have also started 2016 on the wrong foot. The rand has come under intense pressure, owing to a combination of...
 
 
15 Jan 2016
 
Hopes versus expectations
REAL ECONOMY: 2016 OUTLOOK
As 2016 begins, a perceptibly large divide has emerged between hopes and expectations, with perceptions and forecasts about the coming 12 months having been shaped chiefly by South Africa’s dismal...
 
 
11 Dec 2015
 
A year of missed opportunities
REAL ECONOMY: 2015 IN REVIEW
On a number of fronts, 2015 has been a year of own goals and missed opportunities for South Africa. No economic own goal was more high profile than the visa debacle, where the road to tourism hell...
 
 
04 Dec 2015
 
 
 
Hikes & clawbacks
REAL ECONOMY: ELECTRICITY PRICES
State-owned electricity producer Eskom has offered some fresh insight into the new approach it plans to adopt in its relentless efforts to migrate South Africa’s already steeply rising electricity...
 
 
27 Nov 2015
 
Going gas?
REAL ECONOMY: NATURAL GAS
Despite the absence of the long awaited Gas Utilisation Master Plan, or Gump, South Africans are nevertheless starting to seriously weigh the future gas options, with a strategic environmental...
 
 
20 Nov 2015
 
Agoa storylines
REAL ECONOMY: TRADE RELATIONS
Two overarching narratives emerged in the wake of President Barack Obama’s announcement that South Africa’s agricultural exports would lose Africa Growth and Opportunity Act (Agoa) eligibility from...
 
 
 
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