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Signs of Life?

By: Terence Creamer     14th December 2012 Two significant announcements made last week have the optimists among us wondering whether there are signs that South Africa’s infrastructure... 

Obama and Africa

By: Terence Creamer     7th December 2012 US President Barack Obama has been criticised for having had too little engagement with Africa during his first term. Arguably because of his... 

A bold resetting of SA’s values and direction

By: Terence Creamer     30th November 2012 Writing about the challenges confronting the new Chinese leadership in a recent opinion-editorial, Michael Spence, a Nobel laureate in economics... 

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Thirsty resource 

By: Terence Creamer     23rd November 2012 The assessment that the US could emerge as the world’s largest oil producer before 2020 and even transition to full self-sufficiency by 2035 was... 

Resources rethink

By: Terence Creamer     16th November 2012 Much has been said and written over the past few months about the need for a major revision in relations between government, business and labour in... 

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... 

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... 

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