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22 August 2014
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27 Jun 2014
 
 
Light & Heat
REAL ECONOMY: ELECTRICITY
The attention given by President Jacob Zuma to the issue of electricity security in his post-election State of the Nation address can only be welcomed, as should his acknowledgement that the...
 
 
20 Jun 2014
 
Gas expectations
REAL ECONOMY: NATURAL GAS
With South Africa moving to materially raise the profile of gas in its energy mix – probably initially through the importation of liquefied natural gas (LNG) – the International Energy...
 
 
13 Jun 2014
 
Infrastructure, institutions, people
REAL ECONOMY: AFRICAN OUTLOOK
International Monetary Fund (IMF) MD Christine Lagarde has reaffirmed that sub-Saharan Africa should grow by about 5.5% this year and attract a record $80-billion in investment. However, she warned...
 
 
06 Jun 2014
 
Measure of Success?
INDUSTRIAL POLICY
University of Cape Town’s professor David Kaplan has made a strong case for using export growth, rather than job creation, as the primary measure of South Africa’s industrial-policy success....
 
 
30 May 2014
 
Beyond law-making
REAL ECONOMY: PREFERENTIAL PROCUREMENT
It was interesting to hear a senior Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) official acknowledge recently that many government departments are still flouting procurement rules on local content,...
 
 
23 May 2014
 
Call for radical change
REAL ECONOMY: ELECTRICITY
A new International Energy Agency (IEA) report raises some interesting and serious issues around future energy-use patterns and the outlook for electricity investments. For one, Energy Technology...
 
 
16 May 2014
 
Top Priority
REAL ECONOMY: LABOUR CLIMATE
With memories of the election fast fading, attention is now turning to the far more prosaic, yet vastly more important, matter of governance. For the new administration a critical success factor...
 
 
09 May 2014
 
Ability & Credibility
REAL ECONOMY: NEXT ADMINISTRATION
Not long after the May 24 inauguration of South Africa’s next President – who will be chosen during the first sitting of the country’s fifth democratically elected Parliament, probably on May...
 
 
 
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