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26 March 2017
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27 Jan 2017
 
 
Walk and chew gum
REAL ECONOMY: ELECTRICITY
Much attention is rightly being given to the composition of South Africa’s future electricity generation mix. Warts and all, the much-delayed process of updating the Integrated Resource Plan (IRP)...
 
 
20 Jan 2017
 
Power battle lines
ELECTRICITY
The delicate balancing of the factional interests within the African National Congress (ANC) was a significant feature of the National Executive Committee’s 105th anniversary statement. It was even...
 
 
16 Dec 2016
 
Difficult, but important year
REAL ECONOMY: YEAR IN REVIEW
Few South Africans are likely to look back on 2016 with much fondness. Nevertheless, it has arguably been an important year for the country and the evolution of democracy. The greater assertiveness...
 
 
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...
 
 
 
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