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28 May 2016
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REAL ECONOMY: INDUSTRIAL INCENTIVES
Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies reaffirmed on Tuesday that government planned to pursue an increasing number of sector-specific incentive schemes, with an initial focus on the creation of...
 
 
20 May 2016
 
Growth is a thirsty business
REAL ECONOMY: WATER & GROWTH
There are many issues currently confronting South Africa. However two of the biggest are, undoubtedly, the effects of the worst drought in decades and the country's weak growth performance. Both...
 
 
13 May 2016
 
South Africa lags Africa’s other oil importers
REAL ECONOMY: AFRICA OUTLOOK
While the International Monetary Fund (IMF) expects South Africa’s growth to halve to just 0.6% in 2016, growth in other oil-importing countries across sub-Saharan Africa is projected to remain...
 
 
06 May 2016
 
 
 
Out of alignment
REAL ECONOMY: PLANNING COMMISSION
A preliminary analysis conducted by South Africa’s second National Planning Commission (NPC) of the current alignment between the country’s Budget and the National Development Plan (NDP) reportedly...
 
 
29 Apr 2016
 
Under the microscope
REAL ECONOMY: COAL & POWER
Much attention has been paid – appropriately so – to the circumstances that led to Optimum Coal Holdings becoming an asset of Tegeta Exploration and Resources; a company that is closely associated...
 
 
22 Apr 2016
 
Growth, diversification and Africa’s cities
REAL ECONOMY: URBANISATION
Two recent reports leave little room for doubt about the importance of urbanisation across Africa, as well as the urgent need to improve the way cities are being planned and managed. The World...
 
 
15 Apr 2016
 
Ratings and politics
REAL ECONOMY: SOVEREIGN RATING
Standard & Poor's (S&P’s) assessment of whether or not to downgrade the South Africa’s sovereign rating in the coming two months will centre on the country’s weak growth outlook as well as the its...
 
 
08 Apr 2016
 
Growth problem
REAL ECONOMY: ECONOMY
The African Development Bank’s former chief economist Professor Mthuli Ncube is a close observer of the South African economic condition and he recently raised some serious questions about South...
 
 
 
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