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29 May 2017
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26 May 2017
Why no lift-off for Africa’s branch of the BRICS bank?
The BRICS New Development Bank (NDB) would open its Africa Regional Centre (ARC) in Johannesburg in March 2016, South Africa’s then finance minister Pravin Gordhan confidently announced in February...
Betrayal of a Promise
This report suggests South Africa has experienced a silent coup that has removed the ANC from its place as the primary force for transformation in society. Four public moments define this new era:...
25 May 2017
DA: Natasha Mazzone: Address by DA Shadow Minister of Public Enterprises, during the Budget Vote on Public Enterprises, Parliament, Cape Town (25/05/2017)
Today I dedicate my 2017 budget vote speech to the brave men and women of South Africa, who, despite facing tremendous pressure, potential job loss and alienation from certain sectors, have boldly...
22 May 2017
SAFTU: Inaugural meeting of the National Executive Committee of the SAFTU
Introduction It is a really remarkable achievement that in just three weeks the South African Federation of Trade Unions has been able to launch a 700 000-strong new workers’ fighting force of 24...
19 May 2017
R2K: We demand the release of apartheid-era secrets
R2K welcomes the release of Apartheid Guns and Money, an important book about the networks of corruption and profit of our apartheid past. The book is authored by R2K member and Open Secrets...
DoE: Mmamoloko Kubayi: Address by Minster of Energy, during the Department of Energy budget vote for 2017/18, Parliament, Cape Town (19/05/2017)
We would have loved to receive more in light of our work, however we understand the constraints of the fiscal capability.
17 May 2017
The South African government hasn't given up the fight for nuclear
Nuclear energy in South Africa is a highly contested issue; so much so that a court recently ruled against the government’s plans to issue a contract for the construction of eight new nuclear power...
13 May 2017
DoE won’t appeal nuclear ruling, but Kubayi leaves door open for new nuclear determination ahead of IRP update
Energy Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi announced on Saturday that government would not appeal the April 26 ruling of the Western Cape High Court, which declared the processes hitherto used to procure new...
12 May 2017
DA: Natasha Mazzone says Parliament must launch full-scale inquiry into Eskom
The return of Brian Molefe to Eskom is a monumental disaster for the power utility, which is currently in a dire state of affairs and is surrounded by a swirling cloud of Gupta-linked corruption...
DA calls for full-scale parliamentary inquiry into Brian Molefe’s reinstatement
The Democratic Alliance (DA) said on Friday it wants a full-scale parliamentary inquiry to probe the circumstances leading to, and the reasoning for, the decision by the Eskom board to reinstate...
The fuzzy logic of radical economic transformation
‘Radical economic transformation’ (sometimes ‘radical socio-economic transformation’) has become the battle cry – or more prosaically the bumper sticker – of the Jacob Zuma-Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma...
11 May 2017
Warning issued that nuclear ruling may pose risk to legality of IPP programmes
The recent nuclear ruling, which set aside the Ministerial determinations designed to facilitate the procurement of nuclear power stations, may also carry risks for the legality of the various...
SACP: Chris Malikane and the Gupterisation of Marxism
Chris Malikane’s now famous mini-manifesto, titled “Concerning the Current Situation”, was published days after he was appointed as political adviser to the new minister of finance, Malusi Gigaba....
10 May 2017
Junk status – what it means for the construction industry
South Africa’s downgraded status by international agencies is likely to have significant impact on the construction industry as the cost of credit rises, particularly in existing contracts. As a...
05 May 2017
NUMSA: Irvin Jim on NUMSA demands a socially owned energy renewables program
The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) notes the decision of the Western Cape High Court which found that government’s deals with various countries on nuclear energy are...
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