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23 September 2014
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24 Jul 2014
 
 
Decision Time
REAL ECONOMY: ESKOM FUNDING
Cabinet will soon be called upon to make one of its most important decisions of the year now that State-owned electricity producer Eskom has handed over its ‘comprehensive sustainability plan’ to...
 
 
17 Jul 2014
 
New economic balance
REAL ECONOMY: AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT
A new report urges African policymakers to pay closer attention to improving the balance between consumption- and investment-led growth, while suggesting that countries should target minimum...
 
 
10 Jul 2014
 
Triple Deficit
REAL ECONOMY: ECONOMIC CLIMATE
Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene has warned that South Africa is struggling with a triple deficit: its stubbornly high current-account deficit, a fiscal deficit and a trust deficit. But he has also...
 
 
03 Jul 2014
 
Collaboration the theme
REAL ECONOMY: SA ECONOMY
The aspiration to forge a closer and more constructive collaboration between government, business and labour has emerged as the predominant theme of the post-election administration. In his recent...
 
 
26 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...
 
 
19 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 Agency’s...
 
 
12 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...
 
 
05 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. He...
 
 
 
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