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28 March 2015
Opinion
 
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27 Mar 2015
 
 
Probing Performance
REAL ECONOMY: ESKOM
One of the main reasons given for the recent suspension of Eskom CEO Tshediso Matona and three other senior executives related to a “lack of credible information” surrounding the poor performance...
 
 
20 Mar 2015
 
Growth speed limits
REAL ECONOMY: ECONOMY
In a recent speech delivered at the University of Cape Town, International Monetary Fund (IMF) first deputy MD David Lipton noted that several institutions, including the IMF, had downgraded South...
 
 
13 Mar 2015
 
Private promise?
REAL ECONOMY: GAUTENG
There is a definite move by the Gauteng provincial administration, led by Premier David Makhura, to more fully integrate the capital, ingenuity and skill of the private sector into its programme to...
 
 
06 Mar 2015
 
Tax, tolls and more
REAL ECONOMY: BUDGET 2015
While some may view Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene’s maiden Budget as little more than a ‘tax-and-toll’ document, there are a number of other key thrusts that also deserve attention. Without...
 
 
27 Feb 2015
 
Execute the plan!
REAL ECONOMY: SOUTH AFRICAN AIRWAYS
The quote attributed to General George Patton, “A good plan, violently executed now, is better than a perfect plan next week”, came to mind  during a recent media interaction with acting South...
 
 
20 Feb 2015
 
What are the priorities?
REAL ECONOMY: ELECTRICITY CRISIS
There are two key priorities for South Africa as the electricity crisis, which first reared its head all the way back in November 2005, deepens and looks poised to endure for some time as a result...
 
 
13 Feb 2015
 
Mixed Picture
REAL ECONOMY: INVESTMENT
While it is acknowledged there is no direct, or proportional, link between foreign direct investment (FDI) flows and development, it is nevertheless still an important indicator of a country’s...
 
 
06 Feb 2015
 
More to come?
REAL ECONOMY: ELECTRICITY PRICES
There are growing indications that State-owned power utility Eskom is starting to look beyond the National Energy Regulator of South Africa’s Regulatory Clearing Account (RCA) for solutions to its...
 
 
 
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