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Lynley Donnely

Lynley Donnely

    Could the Chinese provide a model for SA's 'developmental state'?
    Could the Chinese provide a model for SA's 'developmental state'?
    The Chinese model of state-led development has garnered wide support from a number of African governments, but it comes with governance-related risks.
    Banning the bulb
    Banning the bulb
    South Africa finds itself out of step with major countries -- including China -- internationally that are banning the energy-sucking light bulb in a bid to promote energy efficiency. Although the energy-inefficient incandescent light bulb adds at least 10% to our annual energy bills, about R2,8-billion a year, South Africa charges a 15% import tariff on energy-efficient CFL (compact flourescent lamp) light bulbs.