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19 December 2014
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17 Oct 2014
 
 
Re-establishing confidence
REAL ECONOMY: ECONOMIC OUTLOOK
In his concluding remarks during the release the latest World Economic Outlook (WEO), International Monetary Fund (IMF) chief economist Olivier Blanchard argued that the challenge for national...
 
 
10 Oct 2014
 
Eastern Inspiration
REAL ECONOMY: INDUSTRIALISATION
If South Africa is going to attain the twin goals of reindustrialising while transforming the racially skewed composition of its economy, it is common cause that black economic-empowerment policy...
 
 
03 Oct 2014
 
Behind the curve
REAL ECONOMY: ELECTRICITY
Electricity producer Eskom offered a frank, albeit disheartening, assessment of the state of its existing coal-fired fleet during a recent briefing of lawmakers, warning that it would take some...
 
 
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...
 
 
 
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