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Much more debt?

Much more debt?

By: Terence Creamer     12th June 2015 Notwithstanding its recent downgrade to junk status, State-owned electricity utility Eskom is still planning to raise a whopping R66-billion in... 

Shedding competitiveness

Shedding competitiveness

By: Terence Creamer     5th June 2015 South Africa slipped one position, from 52 to 53, in the latest world competitiveness ranking, which highlighted power and infrastructure... 

Renewables rigour

Renewables rigour

By: Terence Creamer     29th May 2015 In an address dominated by the announcement that South Africa would indeed be moving ahead with a controversial procurement process for 9 600 MW of... 

More Real Economy
Weak Enforcement

Weak Enforcement

By: Terence Creamer     22nd May 2015 The local manufacturing industry has generally been supportive of moves by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) to designate specific... 

Urgency & Leadership

Urgency & Leadership

By: Terence Creamer     15th May 2015 Headlines and statistics don’t always tell the entire story or the full truth about a situation. But the current news and statistical flow on the... 

Reworked savings model

Reworked savings model

By: Terence Creamer     8th May 2015 State-owned electricity utility Eskom has overhauled its approach to demand-side management (DSM), narrowing its focus to two main areas: a small... 

Significant developments

Significant developments

By: Terence Creamer     1st May 2015 A number of interesting developments have taken place in the electricity sector over the past few weeks that could have major long-term... 

Terms of trade weaken

Terms of trade weaken

By: Terence Creamer     24th April 2015 A sobering new World Bank report is forecasting that sub-Saharan Africa’s growth will slow to 4% in 2015 from 4.5% in 2014, owing to the weak... 

Primacy of Performance

Primacy of Performance

By: Terence Creamer     17th April 2015 In a recent presentation on the effect of South Africa’s electricity crisis on the mining sector, Chamber of Mines chief operating officer Roger... 

Decoupling needed

Decoupling needed

By: Terence Creamer     10th April 2015 South Africa’s prevailing electricity shortages, conventional wisdom holds, are not only undermining the country’s actual economic performance, but... 

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