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More connected, but more disconnected

More connected, but more disconnected

By: Terence Creamer     17th March 2017 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... 

R150bn small-business opportunity

R150bn small-business opportunity 

By: Terence Creamer     10th March 2017 The new Preferential Procurement Policy Framework Act (PPFA) regulations, which will take effect on April 1, have the potential to provide a... 

Taking the gap

Taking the gap

By: Terence Creamer     3rd March 2017 Like a Mamelodi Sundowns striker against a hapless Orlando Pirates defender, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan skilfully took the gap left by... 

More Real Economy
Contested terrain

Contested terrain

By: Terence Creamer     24th February 2017 While the recent chaos-ridden State of the Nation address was long on rhetoric and short on detail (as well as new ideas), President Jacob Zuma... 

Watching brief

Watching brief

By: Terence Creamer     17th February 2017 The closure and possible liquidation of an Eastern Cape wind-tower manufacturing facility only four years after it opened raises serious questions... 

To trade jaw-jaw  is always better . . .

To trade jaw-jaw is always better . . .

By: Terence Creamer     10th February 2017 The backlash against globalisation and scepticism over the benefits of free trade is currently so strong that there is a real risk that countries... 

Power narratives

Power narratives

By: Terence Creamer     3rd February 2017 Those who have always been cautious about believing what they read arguably possess a genuine edge in this era of ‘alternative facts’ and... 

Walk and chew gum

Walk and chew gum

By: Terence Creamer     27th January 2017 Much attention is rightly being given to the composition of South Africa’s future electricity generation mix. Warts and all, the much-delayed... 

Power battle lines

Power battle lines

By: Terence Creamer     20th January 2017 The delicate balancing of the factional interests within the African National Congress (ANC) was a significant feature of the National Executive... 

Difficult, but  important year

Difficult, but important year

By: Terence Creamer     16th December 2016 Few South Africans are likely to look back on 2016 with much fondness. Nevertheless, it has arguably been an important year for the country and the... 

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