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23 July 2016
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22 Jul 2016
 
 
Changing course
REAL ECONOMY: ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT
During a recent interaction with business chambers, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan agreed that South Africa should seek to create up to ten-million new businesses to properly tackle its serious...
 
 
15 Jul 2016
 
Think long
REAL ECONOMY: COAL & POWER
For some time now, State-owned electricity utility Eskom has been signalling that it intends overhauling the way it sources coal. Ever since Brian Molefe took over as CEO, he has questioned whether...
 
 
08 Jul 2016
 
The best of a bad situation
REAL ECONOMY: BREXIT & SOUTH AFRICA
The decision by the majority of British voters to place their crosses in the box alongside ‘Leave the European Union (EU)’ in a referendum where the only question was ‘Should the UK remain a member...
 
 
01 Jul 2016
 
Common good
REAL ECONOMY: SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS
It was more than refreshing to listen to a recent lecture by Paul Polman, the global head of consumer goods group Unilever, in which he urged South African companies to eschew short-termism and...
 
 
24 Jun 2016
 
Gas import tailwinds
REAL ECONOMY: GAS
In May, Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson indicated that a request for proposals would be released during the current fiscal year for a floating storage and regasification unit and a...
 
 
17 Jun 2016
 
Positive Shocks?
REAL ECONOMY: ECONOMY
Various interesting points are made in the commentary associated with S&P Global Ratings’ June decision to affirm South Africa’s investment-grade rating, while sustaining its negative outlook. The...
 
 
10 Jun 2016
 
Nuclear ‘spring’?
REAL ECONOMY: NUCLEAR
During a recent visit to South Africa, French President Francois Hollande’s special envoy for the French-South Africa nuclear partnership expressed optimism that South Africa’s nuclear request for...
 
 
03 Jun 2016
 
Junk D-Day
REAL ECONOMY: CREDIT RATING
Today, June 3, is D-Day for the publication by Standard & Poor’s (S&P’s) of its much anticipated ratings review of South Africa, which, at BBB- and on negative watch, stands precariously close to...
 
 
 
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