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Public protector is in one of her finest hours

Winston Churchill uttered these wise words: “To each there comes in their lifetime a special moment when they are figuratively tapped on the shoulder and ... Read Story

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Planners backpedal on road to sustainable energy system

The enormous momentum of the fossil fuel industries, and thus within the global energy system, has many people convinced that ongoing growth in absolute terms i... Read Story

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Korean cash hoarders face 10% tax charge

For a supposed conservative, South Korean President Park Geun Hye is considering a shocking proposal – taxing companies for having too much money.

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Oil price slides as big banks pull out
August 18 2014 at 05:28

Layers of speculative froth have been scooped out of the crude oil market, which is why the price of benchmark crude oil is sliding, despite the recent rise in geopolitical risks.

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Seifsa chief rubbishes rival employer body’s claims
August 18 2014 at 05:26

For quite some time now, the National Employers’ Association of SA (Neasa) has been engaged in strident propaganda aimed at anybody and everybody, including the Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern... Read Story
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Papenfus pulls no punches in response
August 18 2014 at 05:16

The chief executive of the National Employers’ Association of SA (Neasa), Gerhard Papenfus, has written an open letter to the leadership of the Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa).... Read Story
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Abil, debt and impoverishment
August 17 2014 at 14:58

The recent implosion of African Bank has cast short-term and unsecured lending to the poor back into the news.

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SADC leaders must show zeal
August 17 2014 at 15:08

The heads of state and government of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) members are ensconced in the resort town of Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe.

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We hold the keys to unlock our black industrial revolution
August 15 2014 at 05:05

Over the centuries, South Africa has been drawn into a number of pivotal moments, when it has stood at a crossroads – from where it faced a choice between safe, and arguably stagnant, options of “more of the sa... Read Story
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Unprotected strikes rising, jobs at risk
August 15 2014 at 05:21

More than half of the strikes last year were unprotected.

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‘Next 10’ biggest cities in Africa exciting to investors
August 15 2014 at 04:54

BY 2040, Africa is expected to have the biggest labour force in the world and is experiencing faster economic growth than any other region. This was according to projections contained in the latest PwC’s Global Econo... Read Story
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Change politics; solve Eskom’s problems
August 14 2014 at 05:09

Common to most answers is that state ownership – nationalisation – is the problem and that privatisation is the solution.

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None spared as Sisulu cracks whip over housing
August 14 2014 at 05:01

HUMAN Settlements Minister Lindiwe Sisulu, who returned to her original portfolio following the cabinet reshuffle after the general election, appears to be on a mission to resolve the country’s mammoth housing backlo... Read Story
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