What is hamstringing SA’s industrial growth?
/ 9 January 2023

What is hamstringing SA’s industrial growth?

Implementing the country’s many masterplans demands capacity and focus from a department that has been pulled in different directions

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/ 20 February 2008

SA energy crisis sends rand tumbling

South Africa is sitting on gold, platinum and other minerals that are selling at record prices on world markets, yet its economy is, quite literally, underpowered. The rand, the worst performing currency this year, has lost 12% against the dollar in the past month since the country was hit with electricity shortages that kept mines from working.

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/ 9 January 2008

Soweto retailers report bustling festive season

The hallways were teeming with shoppers — and perhaps those just wanting to be seen — in Soweto’s spanking new Maponya Mall during December. According to mall management, approximately 45 000 people visited the R650-million shopping centre daily. Restaurants such as News Café and Primi Bazala drew in many upmarket young Sowetans.

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/ 9 September 2007

The 6% solution

From a macroeconomic perspective, the massive disparities in South Africa, coupled with considerable expectations of economic empowerment, require sustainable growth of more than 6% in the next decade, writes Iraj Abedian, the chief executive of Pan-African Capital Holdings.