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Time for a reality check of what is at stake in Agoa talks

Any South African interested enough to follow the arcane negotiations between the South African Poultry Association (Sapa) and their US counterparts, the USA Po... Read Story

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Rising debt in China is a ticking time bomb

There are plenty of reasons one could argue China is not on the verge of a debt crisis: The country has $3.7 trillion (R44.9 trillion) in currency reserves, a c... Read Story

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Big cable is coming for big wireless

Time Warner Cable is once again at the centre of a cable mega-merger, reports Joshua Brustein.

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Foreign nationals breathe life into our economy
April 22 2015 at 05:01

Dan Roodt’s deception is precisely shared by the general wealth and privilege white South Africa still enjoys 21 years into democracy.

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Why the past cannot be blamed for utility’s woes
April 21 2015 at 04:39

The facts are that the past cannot be blamed for Eskom’s present crisis situation. The real question is why the power drew up an emergency recovery plan in case the country should suffer a countrywide electricity bla... Read Story
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New plan focusing on start-ups is needed
April 21 2015 at 04:35

Mob violence, looting and murder of fellow Africans and destruction of foreign owned shops must stop!

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Can Molefe clean Eskom’s Augean stables?
April 21 2015 at 04:33

Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown is reported to be “poised” to appoint an independent company to “dive deep” into the financial and operational affairs of Eskom.

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Branson is still sprinkling stardust
April 20 2015 at 11:18

Britain’s most famous businessman is good at letting others stump up the cash while he takes a back seat and lets his brand do the talking.

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A web of political cronyism at play
April 20 2015 at 04:43

An Eskom conspiracy theory Stage 3 load-shedding might finally have woken up the country to the realities of the Eskom meltdown. Late in 2014 the writing was on the wall, I assembled what little unplanned outage data Eskom... Read Story
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It’s make or break time for jumbos
April 16 2015 at 12:45

The slump in sales of jumbo jets has raised questions over how long manufacturers can sustain production.

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Social cohesion vital for SA to move forward
April 16 2015 at 04:38

What is the greatest threat to economic growth in South Africa? It is not failing electricity management. It is not the skills shortage or poor education. Nor is it corruption or the countless cases where someone needs to ... Read Story
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Opinion: Bottled gas sector could alleviate Eskom woes
April 16 2015 at 04:35

Bottled gas is one energy lever the government can pull. Once upon a time, Eskom had a good idea. No, it had an excellent idea. Honest. The trouble is it killed this idea soon after it was put into action.

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Carbon tax to hurt growth, socio-political stability and exacerbate unemployment
April 16 2015 at 04:30

The carbon tax will have a serious negative impact on the goods-producing sectors of the economy, particularly mining, manufacturing and agri-processing by making the country less competitive in the global economy.

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