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31 July 2014
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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...
 
 
02 May 2014
 
Multiple considerations
REAL ECONOMY: CLIMATE CHANGE
Recent interactions with some of the South African contributors to the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) working-group reports highlighted the increasing complexity of future...
 
 
25 Apr 2014
 
Movement at last
REAL ECONOMY: PRIVATE POWER
There has, at last, been some movement on the long awaited cogeneration and coal independent power producer (IPP) procurement programmes. Energy Minister Dikobe Ben Martins confirmed last week that...
 
 
18 Apr 2014
 
Sensible reaction
REAL ECONOMY: NIGERIA & SOUTH AFRICA
Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies took the high road when responding to news that Nigeria had officially surpassed South Africa as the continent’s largest economy. Following a rebasing...
 
 
11 Apr 2014
 
Risk Hot Spots
REAL ECONOMY: CLIMATE CHANGE
Besides frighteningly frank warnings (which some have disparaged as being apocalyptical) about the threat posed by climate change to everything from food security to human health and ecosystems,...
 
 
 
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