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16 Mar 2016
 
 
 
 
Eskom needs new nuclear power to meet country's needs
NUCLEAR
South African national electricity utility Eskom is excited about its imminent new nuclear era. So affirmed Group CEO Brian Molefe on Wednesday in an address to the Nuclear Africa 2016 conference,...
 
 
26 Feb 2016
 
Moving South Africa Away from Junk Status?
SAIIA
Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan has just presented his first Budget Speech since being reappointed following the unceremonious firing of Minister Nene. The speech follows on the presentation of the...
 
 
12 Jan 2016
 
Africa needs electricity to achieve growth - World Bank
ELECTRICITY
Sub-Saharan Africa should prioritise addressing the power sector if it is to alleviate domestic impediments to growth, according to the World Bank. In a 2016 report entitled Global Economic...
 
 
23 Nov 2015
 
SA: Jaob Zuma: Address by South African President, I am truly pleased to join you today at this important conference. The South African Jewish Board of Deputies adopted as its mission the objective of working for the betterment of human relations between
Topics
I am truly pleased to join you today at this important conference. The South African Jewish Board of Deputies adopted as its mission the objective of working for the betterment of human relations...
 
 
13 Nov 2015
 
President Jacob Zuma attends G20 Summit in Turkey, 14 to 16 Nov
What's On
President Jacob Zuma is to travel to Antalya, Turkey today, 13 November 2015, to attend the G20 Summit which will take place on 14-16 November 2015. The G20 brings together the world's major...
 
 
26 Oct 2015
 
Economic realities and the #FeesMustFall movement – Colliding worlds or space for engagement?
SOUTH AFRICAN INSTITUTE OF INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS
21 October 2015 started out as the day that business and economic analysts were expected to reflect closely on the state of the South African economy. Instead it ended up reminiscent of a scene...
 
 
15 Sep 2015
 
 
 
Two years later (September 2015)
RECOMMENDATION
This month two years ago, in August 2013, I published a book “The Long View” describing some of the social and economic trends shaping the country. Several clients have asked me what I would write...
 
 
12 Aug 2015
 
 
 
Zuma's mid-year review a farce – Maimane
ECONOMY
President Jacob Zuma's mid-year review on the economy is a farce, Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane said on Wednesday. "It was an exercise in saying how we have a plan, it's working and we...
 
 
SA at risk but not in crisis
ECONOMY
South Africa does not face a crisis despite high crime, unemployment and inequality, though weak growth and poor governance have made it more likely things could go badly wrong, according to a new...
 
 
27 Jul 2015
 
 
 
Weak commodities to weigh on rand, current account and growth
ECONOMIC OUTLOOK
The sharp decline in commodity prices is, on balance, negative for the outlook for the South African rand, new bank research shows, with lower oil prices being more than offset by lower mineral and...
 
 
20 Jul 2015
 
NT: Response to the OEDC's 2015 Economic Report
STATEMENT
Government notes the OECD’s 2015 Economic Survey on South Africa and its assessment of our country’s economic developments since 1994. The OECD notes the South African government has, since 1994,...
 
 
24 Jun 2015
 
SA: Ronnie Mamoepa on claims by EFF MP's against Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa on Eskom
STATEMENT
In view of claims made by Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) MPs in the National Assembly against Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa today, Wednesday 24 June 2015, the Presidency wishes to reiterate the...
 
 
23 Jun 2015
 
 
 
NT: The IMF fund staff concludes visit to S Africa for 2015
STATEMENT
Government notes the finding of the International Monetary Fund’s Staff Visit to South Africa, published today after its visit from 1-9 June 2015. IMF FINDINGS: In their findings, the IMF stated...
 
 
08 May 2015
 
DA: David Ross: Address by DA’s Shadow Deputy Minister of Finance, during the budget vote debate on National Treasury, Parliament (07/05/2015)
Topics
It was noted with concern when South Africa’s economic growth forecast was cut to 2% by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) earlier this year.
 
 
14 Apr 2015
 
South Africa's Electricity Crisis: Clearer prioritisation and coherence needed
SOUTH AFRICAN INSTITUTE OF INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS
Is there clarity and coherence in current measures being taken by South Africa’s government to address the country’s critical energy challenges? Last month's suspension of four top executives of...
 
 
 
                       
 
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