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Big shift in trade relations taking shape across Africa

By: Terence Creamer     2nd July 2010 Africa’s total merchandise trade with non-African developing countries surged from $34-billion in 1995 to a material $283-billion in 2008, making... 

Was the R787bn stimulus promise merely a number on a page?

By: Terence Creamer     25th June 2010 Much was made by South Africa’s political and economic leadership in early 2009 about the stimulus that could be provided by the country’s... 

Search on for 5 000 MW of electricity relief by 2016

By: Terence Creamer     11th June 2010 Detailed work is currently under way to determine the "state of readiness" of a range of near-term electricity demand-reduction opportunities, as... 

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Top trading powers should seek to share burden of inevitable economic rebalancing

By: Bloomberg     4th June 2010 China is under growing pressure from Asia, Europe and the US to revalue its currency. Until recently, it even looked like we were about to embark... 

Climate change poses worrying threat to SA's mineral and energy complex 

By: Terence Creamer     28th May 2010 A new study, which was released just days before South Africa's 'Green Economy Summit', which took place in Johannesburg last week, does a good job... 

Jobs to be prioritised whether or not they are green

By: Terence Creamer     21st May 2010 There were some congruencies, but also some obvious tensions in attempting to transition South Africa to a “low-carbon, high-growth” path, the... 

Roadshows to be real test of Kusile’s partnering potential  

By: Terence Creamer     14th May 2010 There is much market scepticism about whether there is any appetite among private investors for a minority stake in the R142-billion Kusile power... 

SA studies Brazil’s model for leveraging industry through procurement

By: Terence Creamer     7th May 2010 The decision by the Brazilian government to set a 65% to 75% local-content condition on companies seeking to secure concessional funding from the... 

Chancellor House must be dismantled before SA can slay party-funding dragon 

By: Terence Creamer     30th April 2010 Perhaps by the time you read this, the African National Congress (ANC) would have moved decisively to deal with entirely improper structure that is... 

SA’s new electricity wholesaler will need to own the transmission network

By: Terence Creamer     16th April 2010 It appears increasingly likely that the long-anticipated unbundling of the power transmission business from State utility Eskom - a scenario that... 

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