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10 December 2016
Opinion
 
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09 Dec 2016
 
 
Plan, but no man
REAL ECONOMY: STRUCTURAL REFORM
South African Reserve Bank (SARB) governor Lesetja Kganyago does little to hide his frustration about the lack of progress in pursuing the structural reforms required to improve South Africa’s...
 
 
02 Dec 2016
 
Scenario sampling
REAL ECONOMY: ELECTRICITY PLAN
First the good news. The Department of Energy (DoE) has, finally, released the draft Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) base case for public comment and consultation. Despite what has been an...
 
 
25 Nov 2016
 
Eskom: What now?
REAL ECONOMY: ESKOM
The fast-moving nature of developments at Eskom following the November 2 release of Thuli Madonsela’s ‘State of Capture’ report, have left many of us expecting the unexpected. To steal a phrase...
 
 
18 Nov 2016
 
Some lessons as Molefe goes
REAL ECONOMY: STATE CAPTURE
Much has been written about the initial response of the Eskom board, its chairperson, Dr Ben Ngubane, and its CEO, Brian Molefe, to the contents of the Public Protector’s ‘State of Capture’ report....
 
 
11 Nov 2016
 
Rediscovering democracy
REAL ECONOMY: SOUTH AFRICA
Since the shocking events of the 9/12 last year when President Jacob Zuma made the fatal error of removing – seemingly with the prior knowledge of his friends outside of government – Finance...
 
 
04 Nov 2016
 
The order is fading
REAL ECONOMY: ELECTRICITY
A line from American folk singer Bob Dylan’s 1964 classic ‘The Times They Are a-Changin'’ has deep resonance for the position the domestic and international electricity supply industry currently...
 
 
28 Oct 2016
 
Quick, quick, slow
REAL ECONOMY: SOUTH AFRICA
A week, as they say, is a long time in politics. And in South Africa, where there is never a dull political moment, a week can feel like an eternity. However, unlike some other parts of the world...
 
 
21 Oct 2016
 
Green shoots
REAL ECONOMY: ELECTRICITY
In a September 22 statement, Business Leadership South Africa (BLSA) reiterated the “grave concern” it had expressed in an earlier open letter to Preside Jacob Zuma about ongoing threats to charge,...
 
 
 
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