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27 November 2014
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21 Nov 2014
 
 
Important Progress
REAL ECONOMY: ELECTRICITY
Given the prevailing uncertainty about Eskom's ability to keep the lights, it came as something of a relief to hear that the bidding process for the long awaited ‘baseload coal’ independent power...
 
 
14 Nov 2014
 
Sustaining Momentum
REAL ECONOMY: RENEWABLE ENERGY
South Africa has been ranked third, after China and Brazil, in a new country-by-country assessment of 55 renewable-energy markets in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean. The Climatescope...
 
 
07 Nov 2014
 
The emerging middle
REAL ECONOMY: MIDDLE CLASS IN AFRICA
There may be no consensus on the size of Africa’s middle class, but there is, nevertheless, broad-based agreement on two things: firstly, that the African middle class is growing and, secondly,...
 
 
31 Oct 2014
 
Holding the line
Real Economy: Medium-Term Budget
Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene held the fiscal-consolidation line in his sobering maiden Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) address last week. The Minister said the country had reached a...
 
 
24 Oct 2014
 
Grid(lock) risks
REAL ECONOMY: ELECTRICITY
The relationship between economic growth and development and stable and affordable electricity supply is not only strong, but also indisputable. The link is reaffirmed in the Africa Energy Outlook...
 
 
17 Oct 2014
 
Re-establishing confidence
REAL ECONOMY: ECONOMIC OUTLOOK
In his concluding remarks during the release the latest World Economic Outlook (WEO), International Monetary Fund (IMF) chief economist Olivier Blanchard argued that the challenge for national...
 
 
10 Oct 2014
 
Eastern Inspiration
REAL ECONOMY: INDUSTRIALISATION
If South Africa is going to attain the twin goals of reindustrialising while transforming the racially skewed composition of its economy, it is common cause that black economic-empowerment policy...
 
 
03 Oct 2014
 
Behind the curve
REAL ECONOMY: ELECTRICITY
Electricity producer Eskom offered a frank, albeit disheartening, assessment of the state of its existing coal-fired fleet during a recent briefing of lawmakers, warning that it would take some...
 
 
 
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