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It’s time that government gave engineers a proper hearing 

By: Terence Creamer     11th February 2011 Many aspects of the New Growth Path (NGP) framework may well be revised over the coming months as the social partners pick it over. But there is... 

Global jobs reawakening poses risks, presents opportunities

By: Terence Creamer     4th February 2011 While risking stating the obvious, it is true to say that there is today not merely a borderless war for talent, but also strong and growing... 

Correctly reading the signs of the times

By: Terence Creamer     28th January 2011 Anxiety about the State increasingly extending its reach into the economy is only natural, particularly where such reach could edge out private... 

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Bric becomes Brics, but will this be good for South Africa? 

By: Keith Campbell     14th January 2011 Late last month, it was announced that South Africa had been invited to join the BRIC grouping of Brazil, Russia, India and China. On December 23,... 

SA gets set for big debate on immigration

By: Terence Creamer     3rd December 2010 Migration and migration policies are emotive topics the world over. Be it economic boycotts against the state of Arizona for passing tough... 

SA’s politically biased Africa agenda in urgent need of revision

By: Terence Creamer     26th November 2010 It’s ironic, but business’ grasp of the importance of the rest of Africa to South Africa’s growth fortunes seems to be firmer under the Presidency... 

Gordhan keeps inflow-tax power dry 

By: Terence Creamer     5th November 2010 Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan used the Medium Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS), released last Wednesday, to outline some of the fiscal and... 

Electricity plan clings to pragmatism over aspiration

By: Terence Creamer     22nd October 2010 The draft second integrated resource plan, or IRP2010, is unlikely to receive universal acclaim and even its drafters will acknowledge that errs... 

Generation plan in itself inadequate to galvanise power investments

By: Terence Creamer     8th October 2010 Much attention is being given to the second version of the integrated resources plan, or IRP 2010, which government still insists will be... 

Yen developments may hold lessons as SA considers rand action

By: Terence Creamer     1st October 2010 It will be interesting for advocates and opponents of calls for aggressive intervention to weaken the rand to monitor developments surrounding the... 

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