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17 April 2014
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14 Feb 2014
 
 
Seeing is believing
REAL ECONOMY: REGIONAL INTEGRATION
In the dying decades of apartheid, the anti-democracy scaremongers continually pointed to the “rest of Africa” as a cautionary tale of what South Africa could become in the event of majority...
 
 
07 Feb 2014
 
Financial stability the ‘first’ priority
REAL ECONOMY: ESKOM
In recent conversations with both the outgoing CEO of Eskom, Brian Dames, and the State-owned utility’s chairperson, Zola Tsotsi, it became clear that, more than anything else, next CEO will be...
 
 
31 Jan 2014
 
Beyond ability
REAL ECONOMY: ESKOM CEO
Without question, the job of Eskom CEO is a difficult one. The organisation is large and complex. It has real operational challenges, associated partly with the age of its plant, partly with the...
 
 
24 Jan 2014
 
Forget it?
REAL ECONOMY: NATIONAL PLANNING COMMISSION
The African National Congress’ 2014 election manifesto outlines a subtle, yet material, shift in thinking with regards the future structure and composition of the National Planning Commission...
 
 
17 Jan 2014
 
Power priorities
REAL ECONOMY: ELECTRICITY
Despite having been a dominant social and economic theme since the load-shedding crisis of 2008, South Africa’s electricity balance remains precarious and, unhappily, we begin 2014 knowing full...
 
 
13 Dec 2013
 
Sense and nonsense
REAL ECONOMY: ELECTRICITY
On the whole, the draft update on South Africa Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) for the 20-year period from 2010 through to 2030 appears to be a most sensible document. It begins by taking account of...
 
 
06 Dec 2013
 
Flatlining?
REAL ECONOMY: ECONOMIC GROWTH
The adjectives used to describe South Africa’s third-quarter growth statistics spoke volumes: dismal, disastrous, disappointing and disturbing. The figures were always expected to be bad, mainly...
 
 
29 Nov 2013
 
Age of efficiency?
REAL ECONOMY: ENERGY EFFICIENCY
It may be the least thrilling component of the energy equation, but energy efficiency is beginning to emerge from the shadows as policymakers and business people alike start to discover and...
 
 
 
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