Paul Burkhardt

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Eskom threatens fastest renewable expansion

Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson and Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown have done little to pull Eskom into line.

Solar win in coal country shows cheap way to beat blackouts

Renewable energy is gaining fast in South Africa and may still be the most financially viable way to avoid load-shedding and blackouts.

Eskom’s application for price hike denied

The energy regulator has rejected Eskom's application to raise its electricity prices further this year.

Eskom tariff increase to help buy diesel

Eskom has asked at public hearings that it be allowed to raise prices to, in part, fuel gas turbines.

Billionaire Wiese refunded after unauthorised rhino sale

Christo Wiese is just one of a number of potential buyers who've been refunded their deposits to buy rhino from SANParks.

Nene open to partners for Eskom plants

Treasury will consider partnerships with the private sector to extend some of SA's infrastructure build despite it being politically impossible.

South Africa’s credit rating at risk – Moody’s

Moody's rating agency has warned that the country's credit rating is at risk as the 220 000-strong Numsa strike enters its fifth day.

Court bars Amcu from calling strikes at gold mines

The Labour Court has handed down a final order preventing Amcu, a minority union on the gold mines, from embarking on a strike.

Sasol synfuel production soars

The chemicals giant expects synfuel production for the year to fall in the upper end of the target range as it progresses a number of investments.

Mining minister says platinum industry ‘very close’ to strike solution

The mineral resources minister says parties are close to finding a solution to the platinum mining strike, although critics are skeptical of this.

Platinum producers in talks with labour court judge

Employers on the platinum belt are committed to meeting again with a labour court judge in a bid to end the protracted wage strike.

Platinum talks seek to end longest South African mine strike

Meetings have resumed between Amcu and major platinum mines, but analysts are divided about whether an end to the three-month strike is in sight.

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Disrupt the corrupt

Whistle-blowers should be seen as real heroes in the fight against corruption and we need a change in culture for this to happen

Corporates: A force for good for a sustainable future

In order to see people and nature thrive what is required is a strong focus on partnerships – we cannot act alone anymore

Combatting wildlife crime in Southern Africa activity annual programme statement (APS) No. 04

Concept papers are sought for implementating activities, for a multi-faceted programme that aims to reduce poaching and illegal trade in wildlife

The financial decisions made during your life journey, and their impact on your retirement outcome

The longer you save towards retirement the larger your retirement savings are expected to be due to the effect of compounding interest

In conversation with SA Reserve Bank Governer, Lesetja Kganyago

'Make interest rates zero and inflation goes up and then people save less – we need savings to fund investment in this country'

Secure your business from cyber threats

Many business-grade security systems now have built-in learning systems and AI to help businesses stay up to date with protection

Mental Health

During the pandemic there's been a dramatic increase in depression, anxiety and suicides, according to some of the surveys done

Expert financial advice still recommended – especially in uncertain times

A financial advisor is an expert who will help you to protect your wealth and make a realistic plan when unexpected events threaten your wellbeing

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