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New industrial offset instrument to include ‘stronger’ targets

By: Terence Creamer     26th March 2010 While the key thrust of “leveraging procurement” for industrialisation in South Africa hinges on a transition from unstructured procurement... 

SA also has some big decisions to make regarding liquid energy 

By: Terence Creamer     19th March 2010 South Africa’s energy infrastructure environment is in a serious state of flux. Citizens are all too aware of the crisis with regards electricity.... 

State should seize iron-ore initiative and move debate into developmental realm

By: Terence Creamer     12th March 2010 Without question, there is very little sympathy out there for ArcelorMittal South Africa in its fight to hold on to a favourable 25-year iron-ore... 

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Big business wants ‘Vision 2040’ to be new rallying cry 

By: Terence Creamer     5th March 2010 Big business in South Africa has initiated a campaign, loosely dubbed ‘Vision 2040’, which sets out as its overall goal the transformation of the... 

Surprises, even some unhappy ones, in the so-called Budget of no surprises 

By: Terence Creamer     26th February 2010 The conventional wisdom surrounding Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan’s inaugural Budget is that it was a sound “business as usual” Budget, with few... 

Schoolyard sense of fair play not applicable to collusion cases

By: Terence Creamer     12th February 2010 The lingering schoolboy sense of justice in me (and many others, I suspect) makes it hard to accept a logic whereby a company walks away... 

The five key questions Nersa will have to answer

By: Terence Creamer     5th February 2010 The vital issue of electricity supply security will be the elephant in the room when the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) meets to... 

Export-dependent SA would be hard hit by any double-dip dramatics

By: Terence Creamer     29th January 2010 The World Bank expects the South African economy, which slumped into its first recession in 17 years during 2009, leading to an estimated 1,8%... 

The case for integrated resource plan public hearings 

By: Terence Creamer     22nd January 2010 Having sat through parts of the National Energy Regulator of South Africa’s (Nersa’s) public hearings into Eskom’s request for a 35% a year... 

South Africa has to show greater power-crisis urgency

By: Terence Creamer     15th January 2010 In a recent piece on the state of the world economy and its apparent recovery, the chief economics commentator at London’s Financial Times, Martin... 

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