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30 August 2015
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28 Aug 2015
 
 
Window still open, but . . .
REAL ECONOMY: DEMOGRAPHIC DIVIDEND
Few would argue that South Africa has failed to take advantage, since 1994, of what should have been a demographic tailwind, as its working-age population grew at a far faster rate than those who...
 
 
21 Aug 2015
 
Red tape and trust
REAL ECONOMY: GOVERNMENT & BUSINESS
The Presidential Business Working Group, which took place in Pretoria earlier this month, agreed that steps should be taken to address regulatory impediments to economic growth and investment,...
 
 
14 Aug 2015
 
Protection plea
REAL ECONOMY: STEEL
South Africa’s leading steel producer ArcelorMittal South Africa (AMSA) has made a strong case for increasing tariffs for an industry that is somewhat unique among its global peers in not enjoying...
 
 
07 Aug 2015
 
Under pressure
REAL ECONOMY: CURRENCY OUTLOOK
The sharp decline in commodity prices is already exacting an economic and social toll across South Africa. Companies in the mining and steel sectors have announced restructuring plans that could...
 
 
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...
 
 
 
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