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Kevin Davie

Kevin Davie

Kevin Davie is M&G's business editor. A journalist for more than 30 years, he has worked in senior positions at most major titles in the country. Davie is a Nieman Fellow (1995-1996) and cyberspace innovator, having co-founded SA's first online-only news portal, Woza, and the first online stockbroking operation. He is a lecturer at Wits Journalism. In his spare time he can be found riding a bicycle, usually somewhere remote.
    King Coal defies his energy plan
    King Coal defies his energy plan
    Mineral resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe is required to lead the shift from old energy sources to new ones, from coal to renewables, to...
    Is your cash fuelling the climate crisis?
    Is your cash fuelling the climate crisis?
    Your money — that you deposit in a bank or in an investment fund — may be being used to support industries that create global warming...
    Ground zero with Eskom’s De Ruyter
    Ground zero with Eskom’s De Ruyter
    Run a straight line down the Nampak share price graph and you’ll find it hits zero as early as the end of next year. This is from a high in April...
    SA, like others, flunks emissions report card
    SA, like others, flunks emissions report card
    A report, Brown to Green: G20 Transition to a Net-zero Emissions Economy, published on Monday by a global nongovernmental organisation coalition,...
    Bankrupt Eskom to fund new coal
    Bankrupt Eskom to fund new coal
    When he released the roadmap for...
    SA escapes Moody’s junk guillotine — for now
    SA escapes Moody’s junk guillotine — for now
    The country can collectively breathe a little easier this morning as the Moody’s verdict is in. Our credit rating outlook is revised from stable...
    Mboweni weaponises ‘mini-budget’
    Mboweni weaponises ‘mini-budget’
    Finance Minister Tito Mboweni — 50 minutes late, it has to be said — began his briefing to journalists who were in the lock-up ahead of...
    Tito's medium term budget statement: Debt, debt, debt
    Tito's medium term budget statement: Debt, debt, debt
    Just one word sums up Finance Minister Tito Mboweni’s medium term budget statement: debt.
    Sasol executive pay to be linked to emissions?
    Sasol executive pay to be linked to emissions?
    It seems like just yesterday that shareholder activists pitched at Sasol’s annual general meeting in November 2018 to challenge the company on...
    Power stations truck up Eskom’s image
    Power stations truck up Eskom’s image
    The mealie fields of Mpumalanga are pretty barren right now, just yellow dust really, making it hard to imagine that anything could grow here. In...
    SA’s electricity issues are fixable but we need political will
    SA’s electricity issues are fixable but we need political will
    It is not unreasonable to predict that when policy is developed at a grindingly slow pace, it may well be pretty much irrelevant when it finally...