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23 November 2014
Opinion
 
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26 Sep 2014
 
 
‘Nonstrategic assets’?
REAL ECONOMY: ESKOM
The energy community is likely to pay even more attention than usual to Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene’s Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement, which is due for release on October 22. On that date,...
 
 
19 Sep 2014
 
Economic Alternative
REAL ECONOMY: TRADE & DEVELOPMENT
A new United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (Unctad) report offers a decidedly different approach to how the world and developing countries, in particular, could escape the current...
 
 
12 Sep 2014
 
Fail better
REAL ECONOMY: PROJECTS & DEVELOPMENT
With the problems associated with the giant Medupi and Kusile power station projects capturing headlines again in early September, it was somewhat strange, even refreshing, to listen to and...
 
 
05 Sep 2014
 
Reality check
REAL ECONOMY: AFRICAN OUTLOOK
The shift in the conversation about Africa’s prospects – form utter desperation to breathless exuberance – has been at once dramatic and generally appreciated across the continent. However, unless...
 
 
29 Aug 2014
 
Integration architecture
ECONOMIC INTEGRATION
Could an Airbus-like template revive Africa’s stalled economic integration? Mandela Institute for Development Studies founder and director Dr Nkosana Moyo believes so, and recently urged African...
 
 
22 Aug 2014
 
Big Picture
REAL ECONOMY: STRATEGIC FRAMEWORK
There is nothing strikingly new in the latest Medium-Term Strategic Framework (MTSF) 2014 to 2019, outlining government’s priorities for the coming five years and providing an implementation road...
 
 
15 Aug 2014
 
Not a real option
ESKOM PRIVATISATION
There would naturally be a menu of options under consideration for dealing with Eskom’s current financial problems – the State-owned electricity producer expects to become cash-flow negative by...
 
 
08 Aug 2014
 
Important Development
REAL ECONOMY: ELECTRICITY
The emphasis being given by State-owned electricity producer Eskom to the turnaround in the performance of its fleet of coal-fired power stations is not only appropriate, but also encouraging. Last...
 
 
 
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