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The mixed economy is here to stay

The public and private sectors both have important roles to play in SA, so we should start focusing on strengthening their capacities, writes Ben Turok

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Do Greece, Belarus know what they are saying?

There is a danger to listening to powerful politicians in Greece and Belarus. They may not know what the heck they’re talking about.

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Asia reforms spark entreupreneurial potential

At Templeton Emerging Markets, we believe Asia’s combination of rapid economic growth, generally strong national finances and economic fundamentals has cr... Read Story

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Eskom approaching grid failure
December 15 2014 at 07:18

IN the midst of last Monday’s black-outs we read in the Cape Times that “Eskom CEO, Tshediso Matona, said the aim for the load-shedding was to fill the pumped storage dams and diesel tanks and undertake essenti... 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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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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