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Energy plan puts nuclear on backburner
Energy plan puts nuclear on backburner
Planning for South Africa’s energy future these days is like flying blind.
Government delays nuclear plant plans as economy stagnates
Government delays nuclear plant plans as economy stagnates
South Africa delayed plans to build new nuclear power plants over concern about their cost and the waning demand for additional electricity as...
​Big tobacco 'boosts' little farmers
​Big tobacco 'boosts' little farmers
COMMENTThe production and consumption of tobacco and tobacco products are firmly in the World Health Organization’s (WHO) regulatory...
Why Eskom isn't in great financial shape
Why Eskom isn't in great financial shape
With news of state capture making headlines across South Africa, and...
Will Trumpenstein wreck or bless?
Will Trumpenstein wreck or bless?
ANALYSISWhether Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump emerged victorious in the United States presidential election, the result was always going to...
​Globalisation is ticking along and it’s best not to mess with it
​Globalisation is ticking along and it’s best not to mess with it
ANALYSISThis year has been full of news about the slowing or perhaps even the end of globalisation. The evidence is global trade volumes...
​Molefe quitting is ‘common sense’
​Molefe quitting is ‘common sense’
There are many laws and regulations intended to hold disgraced company executives to account but in South Africa, as was the case of Brian...
The Donald exacerbates debt tsunami
The Donald exacerbates debt tsunami
COMMENTTalk about great timing. Donald Trump’s election as president of the United States has sent the dollar and treasury yields soaring,...
​Amnesty ‘not the answer’ for Zexit
​Amnesty ‘not the answer’ for Zexit
NEWS ANALYSISTime is running out and talk of an exit strategy for President Jacob Zuma has begun in earnest, but he would be better off...
​How effective are central banks in Africa?
​How effective are central banks in Africa?
A central bank is an important institution in any country, playing a crucial role in stabilising or keeping inflation within that country’s...
What the Trump? If he makes good on his promises, SA will be hurt
What the Trump? If he makes good on his promises, SA will be hurt
It’s the morning after and the world remains in a state of disbelief: Donald J Trump has been elected president of the United States. Parts of...
​‘Captured Hawks will sit on report’
​‘Captured Hawks will sit on report’
Some of the high-profile criminal matters in the public protector’s State of Capture report were lodged with the Hawks months before her report...
​Delinking offers SA some respite
​Delinking offers SA some respite
COMMENTDuring this interminable period of local and global stagnation, thanks to Donald Trump, with no prospects of an upturn in the short to...
Leaner times will hit fee vultures
Leaner times will hit fee vultures
Investment product fees are too high and can erode up to 60% of your savings. And it’s not just those who are marketing low-fee investment...

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