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Sense of crisis around Eskom is lacking in SA

We are, maybe surprisingly, more bearish now on Eskom than before our trip. In particular – we still do not believe there is enough sense of crisis around... Read Story

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Letter: Fair deal can be reached

As you know, the antidumping duties that South Africa has levied on American-raised poultry have been in place for 15 years, effectively blocking our companies ... Read Story

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Ekurhuleni redefines itself based on the principle of social cohesion for growth

We live in a society that demands a lot of things. It seeks recognition when recognition is not due and respect when respect is something to be earned and not d... Read Story

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Twin Peaks plus other means will strengthen SA
March 19 2015 at 04:36

South Africa is well on its way to the adoption of a new financial system regime – the so-called Twin Peaks. This regime is modelled closely on Australia, and represents the most important financial system reforms si... Read Story
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Unsettling thing about the current account
March 19 2015 at 04:35

The SA Reserve Bank’s Quarterly Bulletin, released on Tuesday, surprised analysts by publishing a fourth quarter current account deficit of 5.1 percent of gross domestic product – lower than the 5.8 percent med... Read Story
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Agoa benefits outweigh any sector interests
March 18 2015 at 04:40

Ambassador Faizel Ismail’s article “Agoa is of mutual benefit to SA and US” (17 March) is a crucial reading for readers who care about growth in Africa, South Africa and the future of US-Africa relations.... Read Story
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Is Europe now showing signs of a continent overwhelmed?
March 18 2015 at 04:38

A generation after the fall of the Berlin Wall, the reunified Federal Republic of Germany is becoming the reluctant leader of a new Europe. But it does so at a time when there is an existential question about the very iden... Read Story
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Euro zone crisis: What motivates Germany
March 18 2015 at 04:32

In the global debate about the euro zone crisis, Germany has come in for a lot of criticism. The German position has been described as engaging in a “morality tale” (aimed at forcing other countries to pay back... Read Story
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Problem for fund managers: liking Apple too much
March 17 2015 at 04:59

At more than 15 percent of his fund’s assets, John Burnham, the manager of the $136 million (R1.7 billion) Burnham Fund, has a larger stake in Apple than any other diversified fund.

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Sanitation needs to improve to stop flinging of human waste
March 17 2015 at 04:37

Flinging human waste around may be a bizarre way of making a service delivery protest, even if the complaint centres on portable toilets in Cape Town informal settlements, but it does highlight a huge problem facing every ... Read Story
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Chevron’s strong arm tactics bad for all in SA
March 17 2015 at 04:28

Burgan Cape Terminals is an independent black empowered fuel storage company that is hoping to build a storage and distribution facility in Cape Town harbour to address the continuous problems with fuel supply to the Weste... Read Story
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Opinion: Agoa is of mutual benefit to SA and US
March 17 2015 at 04:25

During the week of March 2-6, I led a South African delegation to the US to make the case for the African Growth and Opportunity Act to be extended by a further 15 years.

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Will there be a clear signal from the Fed tomorrow?
March 16 2015 at 04:36

After reacting last week to the beginning of the European Central Bank’s quantitative easing programme, markets are shifting their attention to the US Federal Open Market Committee meetings tomorrow and on Wednesday.... Read Story
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