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1 May 2016 17:16 (South Africa)
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Analysis: SA’s Department of Energy in a quandary as SunEdison files for bankruptcy protection

  • CHRIS YELLAND & PIERRE POTGIETER
    CHRIS YELLAND & PIERRE POTGIETER
Photo: SunEdison website front page.
Photo of the Mulungushi station by the authors.

Decline and Regeneration: Zambia’s ghosts of development past

By Greg Mills & Dickie Davis
Photo: Tina Joemat-Petterssen. (GCIS)

Analysis: South Africa's 20-year nuclear family with Russia, courtesy of Tina Joemat-Petterssen

By Marianne Thamm
Photo: A picture made available on 22 April 2015 of a football goal at a beach in front of the skyline of Doha, Qatar, 21 April 2015. Qatar will host the 2022 FIFA World Cup. EPA/KARL-JOSEF HILDENBRAND

Qatar World Cup 2022: The painful price of scoring a job on a stadium site

By Greg Nicolson
Main photo: Ho Chi Min City by Gavindeas, via Flickr.

Lessons from Nam: Learning from Vietnam’s manufacturing experience

By Greg Mills
Photo by ungthuvu.org.

Health-E: Unwarranted patents could block life-saving breast cancer treatment for almost 20 years

By HEALTH-E NEWS
Eddie Keizan, 1975 SAGP, Lotus 72 (www.motoprint.co.za)

The New Kyalami: Impresarios with passion

By Greg Mills
Main photo: Bandung by Ikhlasul Amal via Flickr

A new Bandung Consensus? What Africa and Indonesia can learn from each other

By Greg Mills
Photo by Toni Blay via Flickr.

Health-E: The Blame Game

By HEALTH-E NEWS
Photo: Nanabezi Mgoduswa at his home in Bizana, Eastern Cape. Mgoduswa worked on the mines for 14 years and has silicosis and drug-resistant tuberculosis. He has received no compensation. Photograph by Thom Pierce.

Silicosis compensation: A triumph for justice — but now for the bigger fight

By Greg Nicolson
Photo: Miners walk at the end of their shift at the Anglo Platinum's Khuseleka shaft 1 mine in Rustenburg, northwest of Johannesburg January 15, 2013. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko.

Understanding #OutsourcingMustFall: Lessons from the platinum sector

By Greg Nicolson
Photo: Eskom power lines run through an open field as the sun rises on a cold winters day in Johannesburg, South Africa, 08 June 2015.  EPA/KIM LUDBROOK

Eskom cries foul as Nersa rejects its diesel claim

By JOANNE TAYLOR & CHRIS YELLAND
Photo: A photograph made available 15 October 2015 shows a sign in a vineyard in English, Afrikaans and Mandarin at Babylonstoren wine farm in Franschoek, South Africa 14 October 2015. EPA/NIC BOTHMA

Op-Ed: A citizen’s guide to the economy (and why Pravin Gordhan will prevail)

By Dirk de Vos
Photo: People watch as the spillway gates are opened at Kariba North Bank dam on Lake Kariba to reduce rising water levels as a measure to protect the dam February 11, 2008. REUTERS/Mackson Wasamunu (ZAMBIA)

The deficits behind Zambia’s power problems

By Greg Mills
Photo: Pylons carry electricity from South African power utility Eskom's Koeberg nuclear plant near Cape Town November 28, 2015. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

Op-Ed: A happier marriage between government and business?

By Dirk de Vos
Main photo: Lettuce harvest at the Philippi farm. (Marelise vd Merwe)

Food & Farming Campaign: An urgent plea to save Philippi Horticultural Area

By Marelise van der Merwe
Photo: Public Protector Thuli Madonsela (Greg Nicolson)

SA publishers’ complaints to ICASA vindicated by SAPO findings

By Chris Yelland
Lake St Lucia is almost completely dry due to drought conditions in the iSimangaliso Wetland Park, northeast of Durban, South Africa February 25, 2016. REUTERS/Rogan Ward.

Great SA Drought: Inefficiency leaves the most precarious high and dry

By YVES VANDERHAEGEN & DONNA HORNBY
Photo: American dollar notes are displayed in this photo illustration in Johannesburg August 13, 2014. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

'Tax me if you can': Tax activism of a different kind

By Marelise van der Merwe
Photo: American dollar notes are displayed in this photo illustration in Johannesburg August 13, 2014. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

The ANC’s wealth tax: Double rigging a rigged game

By Kevin Bloom
Photo: Recyclable materials in Recife, in the northeastern state of Pernambuco, October 24, 2013. REUTERS/Diego Nigro

South Africa gets its first Refuse-Derived Fuel Plant

By Marelise van der Merwe
Photo: Tens of thousands of floating "wishing spheres" carrying people's New Year wishes line the Marina Bay against the skyline of Singapore during New Year's Eve December 31, 2015. REUTERS/Edgar Su

The profit motive: What Singapore can teach Pretoria about development

By Greg Mills
Photo: Eskom's electric pylons are pictured in Soweto, southwest of Johannesburg, March 31, 2015. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

Op-Ed: Eskom is beyond the tipping point. What's next?

By Dirk de Vos
Photo: A shopper makes her selection at a grocery store in Johannesburg July 7, 2015. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

Report: Damaging SABS directive is seen as a commercially-driven racket

By CHRIS YELLAND & PIERRE POTGIETER
Photo: Radiant Johannesburg by Pascal Parent via Flickr.

Op-Ed: Government needs private sector to refresh SA Connect

By MARIAN SHINN
Photo: Electricity pylons are seen near Arnot Power Station's cooling towers, east of Middelburg in Mpumalanga province, September 8 2015. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko.

NERSA hearings: Thousands oppose Eskom’s price increases

By EE PUBLISHERS
Photo: Koeberg Nuclear Station (Photo by Jim Sher via Flickr)

Westinghouse opposes Eskom, Areva appeal to Constitutional Court, and lodges counter appeal

By EE PUBLISHERS
Photo: Vineyards sit beneath hills at a farm near Stellenbosch, in the country's wine producing region, South Africa, November 13, 2015. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

South African wines could be smoked out by fire and lack of rain

By Marelise van der Merwe
Photo: Desert Leader by Hamed Saber, via Flickr

Op-Ed: Are non-profit leaders different from business leaders?

By Shelagh Gastrow
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Vinny Lingham's new Civic

By Marelise van der Merwe