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18 April 2015
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19 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...
 
 
12 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...
 
 
05 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...
 
 
29 Jan 2015
 
Future imperfect
REAL ECONOMY: ENERGY OUTLOOK
Aside from the horrific terror attacks in Nigeria and France, the precipitous fall in the oil price has been the main news story of 2015 so far. The weakening has not only been steep, it’s been...
 
 
22 Jan 2015
 
Big risk factor
AFRICA OUTLOOK
The jury is still out on what effect the collapsing oil price will have on Africa’s 2015 growth prospects, with the answer depending materially on whether a country is an oil importer or exporter....
 
 
15 Jan 2015
 
Beyond planning
PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT
In his book Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or how to Build the Future, serial Silicon Valley entrepreneur and investor Peter Thiel (best known as one of the cofounders of PayPal, along with Elon...
 
 
11 Dec 2014
 
New energy needed
REAL ECONOMY: SOUTH AFRICA
There is a sense of fatigue across South Africa as 2014 draws to a close. The year has been a difficult one for business and for citizens. The external environment remains problematic, with South...
 
 
04 Dec 2014
 
Plan Emerging?
REAL ECONOMY: BENEFICIATION
Some visibility may, at last, be emerging around South Africa's approach to the highly complex issue of beneficiation. It is understood that the Mineral Beneficiation Action Plan (MBAP), which is...
 
 
 
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