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30 June 2015
Opinion
 
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25 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....
 
 
18 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...
 
 
11 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...
 
 
04 Jun 2015
 
Shedding competitiveness
REAL ECONOMY: COMPETITIVENESS RANKING
South Africa slipped one position, from 52 to 53, in the latest world competitiveness ranking, which highlighted power and infrastructure shortfalls, high youth unemployment, as well as inadequate...
 
 
28 May 2015
 
Renewables rigour
REAL ECONOMY: ELECTRICITY
In an address dominated by the announcement that South Africa would indeed be moving ahead with a controversial procurement process for 9 600 MW of new nuclear capacity, Energy Minister Tina...
 
 
21 May 2015
 
Weak Enforcement
REAL ECONOMY: PREFERENTIAL PROCUREMENT
The local manufacturing industry has generally been supportive of moves by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) to designate specific products for local procurement by the public sector....
 
 
14 May 2015
 
Urgency & Leadership
REAL ECONOMY: ECONOMIC OUTLOOK
Headlines and statistics don’t always tell the entire story or the full truth about a situation. But the current news and statistical flow on the state of the South African economy is more than a...
 
 
07 May 2015
 
Reworked savings model
REAL ECONOMY: DEMAND MANAGEMENT
State-owned electricity utility Eskom has overhauled its approach to demand-side management (DSM), narrowing its focus to two main areas: a small number of large-scale industrial projects; and the...
 
 
 
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