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Next year will answer deflation debate

CRUDE oil trading at less than $60 (R701) a barrel for the first time in five years means lower petrol prices and more money in consumers’ pockets, right?... Read Story

Opec, US in contest to see who capitulates first

MOST economics can be understood by just looking around your house. Have you ever played a game of chicken with someone – the kind of game where boys cycl... Read Story

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Long-term energy investors must remain steadfast

IN THE past few weeks, crude oil has extended its biggest price slump since the 2007 to 2009 global financial crisis, dropping to the lowest levels since 2009 a... Read Story

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Putin the salesman has his eyes set on Asia
December 12 2014 at 04:44

When it comes to the much debated and much promised tilt to Asia, it seems that President Vladimir Putin is winning the game.

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Electricity access, human welfare go hand in hand
December 12 2014 at 04:43

Heaven knows what our leaders read, but it certainly is not anything that proves the link between access to the clean power of electricity and human welfare.

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Not all of government is working badly, but…
December 11 2014 at 04:35

Eskom’s rolling power cuts are an aggressively visual example of many failures in government institutions.

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SA should pray for fusion power to come to the rescue
December 11 2014 at 04:34

This week’s excruciating two-hour long Eskom media conference boiled down to the usual exhortation for us all to use less electricity – as though it is our fault that Eskom failed to plan to produce enough.

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So what is a job and how do we create more of them?
December 10 2014 at 04:33

The need to create jobs in South Africa is accepted as our most urgent priority.

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Pressure on Draghi to build ECB unity
December 9 2014 at 04:47

Mario Draghi has seven weeks to build consensus among policymakers on a stimulus package following a fractious end to 2014.

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Pilot of court-based mediation under way
December 9 2014 at 04:43

On December 1, a pilot project came into effect where designated magistrate’s courts in Gauteng and the North West have introduced court-based mediation.

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Outages may result in a number of lawsuits
December 9 2014 at 04:39

The recent bout of nationwide power outages has again highlighted the need to reconsider South Africa’s electricity supply and, at the same time, seek a viable solution for the industries which suffer as a result of ... Read Story
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The racket of selling salt water as chicken continues…
December 8 2014 at 04:43

Albert Venter has attracted intense media scrutiny and public outcry over his now-defunct “Drive a new car for R699” scam.

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Aiming for the highest common denominator
December 8 2014 at 04:42

At the heart of the evergreen faking or debating of business degrees is one simple truth: everyone in a position of management should constantly be furthering their skills, knowledge and education so that we can achieve th... Read Story
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