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Economics Economic news in Africa, and closer to home, is not great, as may be seen from the following: the average share of African government revenue that goes towards external debt service has tripled over the past 10 years to 13%; Angola, Africa’s second-largest...

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Economics Economics is the painful elaboration of the obvious …. Last week I attempted to entertain you with bos-sums, which led to rather dismal conclusions and the usual unfortunate comparison with Zim. What now? An SA economist pointed out that only two avenues of...

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Practice A short article, written by Judge Cameron, deals with our prisons system: he says that instead of the retributive approach under the previous regime, this country embraced a restorative approach to offenders and their punishment. This demanded prison...

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Practice Broke? RAF attorneys were reportedly asked to hand back their un-finalised files by Thursday last week in what appears to be a cost-cutting exercise by the RAF. Insourcing is a theoretical exercise as the expertise to handle this simply does not exist within...

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Economics The BER announced that it expects our GDP growth to arise to 1.2% next year, double that expected for this year. The fact is that the triple challenge of poverty, inequality and unemployment will not be addressed with economic growth at this rate. The...

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Economics If we take the state of our economy today, with 18-million people getting social grants, it means reprioritisation of the budgets will not pull us out of that problem. What we need is new capital, capable of creating new jobs and boosting manufacturing.”...