Positive earnings reports from US retail giants helped support sentiment in Wall Street overnight, but attention is on the future of monetary policy
Though highly skilled, SA farmers need access to support services to meet consumer demand for close-at-hand ethically farmed, organic produce
Durban plant may be at full steam only next year, with lost production of 68,600 vehicles likely
The governing party is discussing whether those criminally convicted of a serious crime should still have a home in the ANC
Higher-than-inflation increases for diesel, steel and chemicals have contributed to an expected decrease in headline earnings
July credit and debit card transactions and vehicle sales show us demand is strong
New survey highlights the gender imbalance that has overshadowed SA’s corporate sector for years
The South American country’s most polarised election in decades pits a nationalist populist against a former union leader who was jailed for corruption
England Test captain says he hopes his team has retained their “venom” before the three-match series against SA
Remarkably easy to travel to and magnificent to behold, the Falls are the top attraction of this Zimbabwean town with decent hotels and outdoor activities
The government’s long-awaited Integrated Resource Plan (IRP), finally released last week, maps an energy-generation future for SA that appears to leave little room for embattled utility Eskom post-2030, at least as it exists in its current form.
The plan, which guides the way for power generation until 2030 and beyond, recognises that electricity demand is at the same level as a decade ago, and so has revised power demand forecasts down significantly. For this reason the need to even discuss the politically charged question of building nuclear power has, for now, been avoided.
A nuclear build, aggressively lobbied for under the Zuma administration, would have made Eskom the designated owner and operator, despite the utility’s appalling track record in building mega-projects such as the Medupi and Kusile coal-fired power stations, which have faced years of chronic delays and billions in cost overruns.
Instead, the draft IRP proposes a least-cost scenario comprising solar photovoltaic...
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