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Private promise? 

By: Terence Creamer     9th November 2012 Not for the first time, Transnet chairperson Mafika Mkwanazi has stressed a desire for greater private sector participation in the group’s... 

Worrying Slide

By: Terence Creamer     2nd November 2012 South Africa’s current account deficit widened sharply over the past year and is expected to average 5.9% of gross domestic product (GDP) in 2012,... 

New template, new tension? 

By: Terence Creamer     26th October 2012 There is little question that most South Africans have grown intolerant of black economic–empowerment (BEE) transactions that enrich a few “usual... 

More Real Economy

Poverty rate a worry despite Africa’s middle-income transition

By: Terence Creamer     19th October 2012 As many as 38 of sub-Saharan Africa's 48 countries could be regarded as ‘middle income’ by 2025, but World Bank chief economist for Africa... 

Working as a team an ‘economic necessity’

By: Terence Creamer     12th October 2012 In the context of South Africa’s prevailing industrial relations tensions, views expressed by leading US labour personality Andy Stern, who visited... 

A developmental State is a capable State 

By: Terence Creamer     5th October 2012 A couple of sentences in the recently released National Development Plan 2030 are worth pondering. A plan, the document reads, is only as credible... 

Obvious questions, no obvious answers

By: Terence Creamer     28th September 2012 In the post-Marikana era, new questions are being asked about inequality, with a particular spotlight being thrown on to the issue of executive... 

Reflection & Action

By: Terence Creamer     21st September 2012 The tragic events at Marikana, in the North West province, have cast a long shadow across South Africa and it is incumbent upon government,... 

Jobs for Africa?

By: Terence Creamer     14th September 2012 The research arm of international consulting group McKinsey & Company believes that Africa has the potential to create 72-million wage-paying jobs... 

Building champions

By: Terence Creamer     7th September 2012 The image of corporate South African has taken a beating since the tragic events of Marikana. Equally, South Africa’s reputation as a beacon of... 

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