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Takata is the real safety hazard

The dubious honour of triggering the largest consumer recall in US history now belongs to the Japanese vehicle parts supplier Takata.

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South Africa not alone in the dark

South Africa once led the world in the number of days in the year when our national electricity grid failed.

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Independent Media.

Mining deaf to community input

The Chamber of Mines at its recent AGM was adamant that the “mining industry has done more for transformation than any other component of the private sect... Read Story

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Time for industry’s chickens to come home to roost
May 11 2015 at 05:10

Incredibly, last Thursday, the Minister of Trade and Industry announced that negotiations between SA and US poultry industries over the Agoa deadlock remain far apart.

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It’s the interface where all the big profit is
May 8 2015 at 04:23

The world’s largest taxi firm, Uber, owns no cars. The world’s most popular media company, Facebook, creates no content. The world’s most valuable retailer, Alibaba, carries no stock. And the world’... Read Story
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Powerwall solution is the game changer
May 7 2015 at 04:35

While a certain group of South Africans seem hell-bent on keeping us in the dark, one South African is making huge strides in providing the world with decentralised, renewable electricity.

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MIT’s invention could be answer to SA’s problem
May 7 2015 at 04:27

MIT scientists have done it again. They have invented a cheap and portable saltwater purification system that uses energy from photovoltaic panels.

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Non-profit entities should develop small business hubs
May 6 2015 at 04:40

Last month, the Minister of Small Business Development, Lindiwe Zulu conceded that the township industrial park concept meant to stimulate local economic development is in a dire state and should be revived in order to cre... Read Story
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The changing face of workplace will affect jobs
May 5 2015 at 04:53

Many people have long dreamed of becoming less chained to their workplace. Their vision is to become freer in managing their various tasks throughout the day.

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Varoufakis could return to Greek drama
May 5 2015 at 04:37

I have never met or spoken to Yanis Varoufakis, Greece’s finance minister. Yet I feel I have gotten to know him through his writing and interviews, and by reading about his interactions with both the official and pri... Read Story
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A little disruption can cause a big economic shock
May 4 2015 at 05:13

Sometimes a piece of macroeconomics research is so cool I just have to write about it. A new working paper by Daron Acemoglu, Ufuk Akcigit, and William Kerr is one of those papers.

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Accelerating the transition away from fossil fuels
May 4 2015 at 04:58

The commitment of several billionaires to carbon-free energy is a promising driver of the energy transition.

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Apple is the least of Samsung’s problems
May 3 2015 at 10:19

After a 12 month period during which South Korea’s won advanced 23 percent against the euro, Samsung is having trouble maintaining its sales.

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