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Economy This week past Mr Ramaphosa, seeking investments, said that our state needs to be recalibrated and refocused; its capability having been deeply compromised. This view is shared by Business Maverick which ran an article headed: We are in such a deep hole that...

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Economy Spending more: South Africa is burning up money it does not have at the rate of R2.1bn per day and has extended social assistance payments. The Fiscal Cliff Study Group has said that our public sector remuneration, social assistance payments and debt service...

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Economy Res non verba is the motto of our family crest of arms, which my old man was desperate to perpetuate and I, probably the least suitable in our family (heck, my sister was bigger than I!), am the only surname bearer to produce sons (explained by the 1-sock...

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Business Snippets: A newspaper reported that Transnet had made a mistake in rehiring errant CEO Gama – a mistake! The taxi industry declares itself ready for regulation – amazing! Eskom accepts renewable energy then discovers this that its network cannot handle a...

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Economy Our economy is starting to pick up and hope springs… There are, however, a few issues which simply will not go away, and few are as urgent as the governance and financial issues in local government. It is pleasant to argue about tax but if you have no water or...

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Economics When the Prez, this week past, addressed us on the shortcomings of our public services, he touched on the essence underlying our current dilemma with the implementation of political policy. I grew up with the (British) understanding that the civil service...