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27 April 2017
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21 Apr 2017
 
 
Economic crossroads
REAL ECONOMY: INCLUSIVE GROWTH
Unless and until the pall of political uncertainty is lifted, it seems almost futile to debate the changes required to elevate levels of growth and realign the country’s economic structures such...
 
 
14 Apr 2017
 
Incapable State and economic sabotage
REAL ECONOMY: GOVERNANCE & ETHICS
The decision by President Jacob Zuma to retain in his Cabinet Bathabile Dlamini and Faith Muthambi (albeit with the latter in a new role as Public Service and Administration Minister) brought to...
 
 
07 Apr 2017
 
Manage the transition
REAL ECONOMY: ELECTRICITY
Nearly every day there is news about a new innovation in electricity generation, storage or efficiency as researchers respond to the pressing challenge of securing more energy, while producing less...
 
 
31 Mar 2017
 
‘So far, so good’ allegory
REAL ECONOMY: POPULISM
When reflecting recently on the state of the UK economy, S&P Global chief European economist Jean-Michel Six likened the optimistic post-Brexit-vote economic commentary to a person jumping out of a...
 
 
24 Mar 2017
 
Ratings ‘pressure point’
REAL ECONOMY: CONTINGENT LIABILITIES
While much of 2016 was dedicated to junk avoidance, the risk of a downgrade persists, with both Fitch Ratings and S&P Global to decide this year whether to designate the country as ‘stable’, or to...
 
 
17 Mar 2017
 
More connected, but more disconnected
REAL ECONOMY: TECHNOLOGY & SOCIETY
Few would deny that national and global affairs are more unsettled than they have been for years. Typically, people point to the Brexit vote, or the shock election of President Donald Trump as the...
 
 
10 Mar 2017
 
 
 
R150bn small-business opportunity
REAL ECONOMY: PREFERENTIAL PROCUREMENT
The new Preferential Procurement Policy Framework Act (PPFA) regulations, which will take effect on April 1, have the potential to provide a significant stimulus to small business development in...
 
 
03 Mar 2017
 
Taking the gap
REAL ECONOMY: ECONOMIC TRANSFORMATION
Like a Mamelodi Sundowns striker against a hapless Orlando Pirates defender, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan skilfully took the gap left by President Jacob Zuma in defining what is meant by...
 
 
 
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