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Rebecca Haynes

Rebecca Haynes

    Africa first with Japan
    Africa first with Japan
    In 1993, Japan launched its Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD). Last year the first TICAD took place in Kenya, on...
    Sugar Tax: Friend or foe for South Africa?
    Sugar Tax: Friend or foe for South Africa?
    The health problems associated with the use — or abuse — of products containing sugar are well documented, as are those of smoking and...
    ​No matter the source, ‘Energy is Energy’
    ​No matter the source, ‘Energy is Energy’
    Against the backdrop this week of protests by coal truckers not having their contracts renewed, it appears that government is finally taking a real...
    ​The argument for nuclear
    ​The argument for nuclear
    The issue around fear of nuclear is worldwide, according to Knox Msebenzi, managing director of the Nuclear Industry Association of South Africa...
    Are energy alternatives being used wastefully in South Africa?
    Are energy alternatives being used wastefully in South Africa?
    Nuclear and energy economics expert Dawid Serfontein, associate professor in nuclear engineering with the School of Mechanical and Nuclear...
    ​Independent power producers hit hurdles
    ​Independent power producers hit hurdles
    There is no shortage of interest from investors in participating in the REIPP procurement programme. This stems from the oversubscribed, transparent and well-run process that the IPP office has carried out in this country. All of the good that has come from this process is however at...
    Passion, trustworthiness and emotion for change
    Passion, trustworthiness and emotion for change
    Working for any non-profit organisation is not for the faint-hearted. It takes a very special kind of person to raise funds for causes, and burnout...
    Passion, trustworthiness and desire for change
    Passion, trustworthiness and desire for change
    Working for any non-profit organisation is not for the faint-hearted. It takes a very special kind of person to raise funds for causes, and burnout...
    Budget not 'business as usual'
    Budget not 'business as usual'
    In another country-critical speech where the EFF could not resist an opportunity to heckle a minister who has already been persecuted for not...
    Economists: Regulation, grants strangling economic activity
    Economists: Regulation, grants strangling economic activity
    Reflecting back on the 2016 budget and looking forward to 2017, notwithstanding South Africa’s turbulent political climate, there is cautious...
    Towards a 'more inclusive economy'
    Towards a 'more inclusive economy'
    Finance minister Pravin Gordhan made it very clear in his 2017 budget speech, delivered this Wednesday, that tough choices have to be made to...
    Male engagement crucial against HIV
    Male engagement crucial against HIV
    In what is considered a male-dominated world, men and boys in eastern and southern Africa are extremely reluctant in terms of seeking HIV testing...