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2 August 2015
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31 Jul 2015
 
 
 
 
Worrying disconnect
REAL ECONOMY: INFRASTRUCTURE
A genuine disconnect has arisen between government’s rhetoric on public infrastructure the perceptions of the infrastructure practitioners, particularly those in the construction sector. Outside of...
 
 
24 Jul 2015
 
Fair trade-off?
REAL ECONOMY: STEEL
The trade-off currently being considered in the steel industry is relatively straightforward. The country’s largest steel producer, supported by some smaller companies, is seeking greater...
 
 
17 Jul 2015
 
Taxing times
REAL ECONOMY: FISCAL BALANCES
With tongue firmly in cheek, political commentator JP Landman empathised strongly recently with an audience of mostly male professionals for having to bear the infuriating insistence of their...
 
 
10 Jul 2015
 
 
 
It’s not over
REAL ECONOMY: ELECTRICITY TARIFFS
So what did we learn from the recent rejection by the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) of Eskom’s application for a further 2015/16 tariff hike over and above the 12.69% already...
 
 
03 Jul 2015
 
South Africa’s outward FDI stock grows
REAL ECONOMY: INVESTMENT
Foreign direct investment (FDI) flows to South Africa fell by over 31% last year to $5.72-billion, from $8.3-billion in 2013, the latest World Investment Report (WIR 2015) shows. The decline in...
 
 
26 Jun 2015
 
Back to the future?
REAL ECONOMY: ELECTRICITY
The new operating philosophy outlined by acting Eskom CEO Brian Molefe sounds very much like the much maligned ‘keeping the lights on’ policy pursued in the immediate aftermath of the 2008 crisis....
 
 
19 Jun 2015
 
Some way to go yet
REAL ECONOMY: TRADE LIBERALISATION
The legal instrument governing the creation of the so-called Tripartite Free Trade Area (T-FTA) – encompassing 26 mostly Southern and East African countries – would be formally launched at the...
 
 
12 Jun 2015
 
Much more debt?
REAL ECONOMY: ESKOM
Notwithstanding its recent downgrade to junk status, State-owned electricity utility Eskom is still planning to raise a whopping R66-billion in debt funding during 2015/16 to cover operational and...
 
 
 
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