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28 April 2017
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03 Mar 2017
 
 
Taking the gap
REAL ECONOMY: ECONOMIC TRANSFORMATION
Like a Mamelodi Sundowns striker against a hapless Orlando Pirates defender, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan skilfully took the gap left by President Jacob Zuma in defining what is meant by...
 
 
24 Feb 2017
 
Contested terrain
REAL ECONOMY: RADICAL ECONOMIC TRANSFORMATION
While the recent chaos-ridden State of the Nation address was long on rhetoric and short on detail (as well as new ideas), President Jacob Zuma nevertheless arguably succeeded in placing the...
 
 
17 Feb 2017
 
Watching brief
REAL ECONOMY: GREEN MANUFACTURING
The closure and possible liquidation of an Eastern Cape wind-tower manufacturing facility only four years after it opened raises serious questions about whether business can truly rely on...
 
 
10 Feb 2017
 
To trade jaw-jaw is always better . . .
REAL ECONOMY: TRADE
The backlash against globalisation and scepticism over the benefits of free trade is currently so strong that there is a real risk that countries could retreat into ill-considered and destructive...
 
 
03 Feb 2017
 
Power narratives
REAL ECONOMY: ENERGY
Those who have always been cautious about believing what they read arguably possess a genuine edge in this era of ‘alternative facts’ and ‘post-truth politics’. Our skills of discernment are being...
 
 
27 Jan 2017
 
Walk and chew gum
REAL ECONOMY: ELECTRICITY
Much attention is rightly being given to the composition of South Africa’s future electricity generation mix. Warts and all, the much-delayed process of updating the Integrated Resource Plan (IRP)...
 
 
20 Jan 2017
 
Power battle lines
ELECTRICITY
The delicate balancing of the factional interests within the African National Congress (ANC) was a significant feature of the National Executive Committee’s 105th anniversary statement. It was even...
 
 
16 Dec 2016
 
Difficult, but important year
REAL ECONOMY: YEAR IN REVIEW
Few South Africans are likely to look back on 2016 with much fondness. Nevertheless, it has arguably been an important year for the country and the evolution of democracy. The greater assertiveness...
 
 
 
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