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30 September 2016
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12 Aug 2016
 
 
Eskom letter opens festering wounds
REAL ECONOMY: ELECTRICITY
Revelations last month that Eskom is insisting on consultations with Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson before signing any further power purchase agreements with private generators has opened...
 
 
05 Aug 2016
 
Injury & Protection
REAL ECONOMY: STEEL
Much anticipated moves to increase protection for both the primary and downstream steel sectors are advancing, with a safeguard investigation completed into hot-rolled coil (HRC) imports and a...
 
 
29 Jul 2016
 
 
 
Sustainable availability?
REAL ECONOMY: ESKOM
At the peak of South Africa’s load-shedding crisis, much emphasis was given to adding new capacity, especially private capacity, as well as to increasing energy efficiency. These remain laudable...
 
 
22 Jul 2016
 
Changing course
REAL ECONOMY: ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT
During a recent interaction with business chambers, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan agreed that South Africa should seek to create up to ten-million new businesses to properly tackle its serious...
 
 
15 Jul 2016
 
Think long
REAL ECONOMY: COAL & POWER
For some time now, State-owned electricity utility Eskom has been signalling that it intends overhauling the way it sources coal. Ever since Brian Molefe took over as CEO, he has questioned whether...
 
 
08 Jul 2016
 
The best of a bad situation
REAL ECONOMY: BREXIT & SOUTH AFRICA
The decision by the majority of British voters to place their crosses in the box alongside ‘Leave the European Union (EU)’ in a referendum where the only question was ‘Should the UK remain a member...
 
 
01 Jul 2016
 
Common good
REAL ECONOMY: SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS
It was more than refreshing to listen to a recent lecture by Paul Polman, the global head of consumer goods group Unilever, in which he urged South African companies to eschew short-termism and...
 
 
24 Jun 2016
 
Gas import tailwinds
REAL ECONOMY: GAS
In May, Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson indicated that a request for proposals would be released during the current fiscal year for a floating storage and regasification unit and a...
 
 
 
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