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26 September 2016
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23 Sep 2016
 
 
Power trends
REAL ECONOMY: ELECTRICITY
In light of recent disruptions in the sector, as well as sharply rising tariffs, electricity remains a hot topic in South Africa. There is an especially heated debate currently under way about what...
 
 
16 Sep 2016
 
Refinery ‘wipe out’ warning
REAL ECONOMY: LIQUID FUELS
South African Petroleum Industry Association (Sapia) has once again appealed for “decisive action” to resolve the prevailing policy uncertainty on cleaner fuels, as well as how the $4.9-billion...
 
 
Sparing mine heritage sites has payoff potential for the South African economy
EDITORIAL INSIGHT
Johannesburg should do more to flaunt its gold heritage, which will be good for South AFrica's tourist economy and also boost mining's battered image.
 
 
09 Sep 2016
 
In need of decisive leadership
REAL ECONOMY: INDEPENDENT POWER PRODUCERS
Given the fast-moving nature of developments surrounding State-owned electricity producer Eskom, it is quite possible that there may well have been new developments in the ongoing saga between the...
 
 
02 Sep 2016
 
Should versus could
REAL ECONOMY: POLICY UNCERTAINTY
In the absence of context, the statement released by Minister in The Presidency for Performance Monitoring and Evaluation Jeff Radebe following the August 16 to 19 Cabinet lekgotla appears fairly...
 
 
26 Aug 2016
 
Rising vigilance
REAL ECONOMY: ENERGY
In all spheres of South African public life, the level of civil-society engagement and vigilance is rising. Increasingly, too, citizens are not merely tackling issues at the level of principle, but...
 
 
19 Aug 2016
 
Can Eskom sustain plant recovery?
REAL ECONOMY: ELECTRICITY
In its most recent presentations on the performance of its power stations, Eskom has pointed to improvements in the energy availability factor (EAF) from its coal-fired power stations over the past...
 
 
12 Aug 2016
 
Eskom letter opens festering wounds
REAL ECONOMY: ELECTRICITY
Revelations last month that Eskom is insisting on consultations with Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson before signing any further power purchase agreements with private generators has opened...
 
 
 
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