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18 March 2018 10:00 (South Africa)

Op-Ed: Industrialisation is just as important as cost when considering IRP options

  • Mike Levington
    Mike Levington

    Mike Levington is the acting-CEO of the South African Photovoltaic Industry Association

Photo: Project Manager Klaus Schrot checks the last solar panels before the opening of a new solar farm on a former firing range in Star Buchholz in Schwerin, Germany, 16 Decemeber 2015. The company PVStrom has installed almost 40,000 solar modules. The installation will thus generate more than 10,000 megawatt hours of solar power annually. EPA/JENS BUETTNER

Tried and Tested: Audi RS5 Coupé – Rock Me Gently

By Deon Schoeman

Land Rover Discovery HSE: Swapping boots for brogues

By Deon Schoeman
Jaguar E-Pace

Motoring: Jaguar E-Pace – more sport than utility

By Deon Schoeman
Photo: Ajay and Atul Gupta

amaBhungane & Scorpio #Guptaleaks: SAP’s investigation finds 'irregularities' and 'question marks'

By amaBhungane & Scorpio

Motoring: Geneva Motor Show – is the world’s most glamorous auto expo losing its lustre?

By Deon Schoeman
Photo: A Sumatran Tiger (Panthera Sumatrae) in the Zoo in Frankfurt Main, Germany, 22 January 2018. EPA-EFE/ARMANDO BABANI

Op-Ed: South Africa’s involvement in export of Asian tigers and link to trade in tiger products

By Adam Cruise
Photo: A worker walks past stacks of sugar at Tongaat Hulett factory in Triangle, over 400kms south of Harare, Zimbabwe, 09 February 2018. The company, which is South African owned, produces 220,000 tons of sugar annually of which 70% is for local consumption and 30% exported. The company's sugarcane is currently being planted on 29,000 hectares and 17,000 is being held by small-scale growers. Photo: EPA-EFE/AARON UFUMELI

Op-Ed: Sugar and poultry industries could boost Ramaphosa’s jobs drive

By Francois Baird

Viceroy under fire for ‘reckless’ Capitec claims – but others have also raised alarm

By Rebecca Davis

Viceroy v. Capitec: It’s Complicated

By Rebecca Davis
Photo: Piyoosh Goyal, right.

amaBhungane and Scorpio #GuptaLeaks: Meet the money launderers

By amaBhungane & Scorpio
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amaBhungane and Scorpio #GuptaLeaks: Liverpool company owns 49% of Indian firm implicated in kickback scheme

By amaBhungane & Scorpio
Photo: Lord Peter Hain (EPA)

Scorpio: Hogan Lovells declares 'disappointment' at Lord Hain accusations


SARS Wars: KPMG ‘rogue unit’ independent inquiry grinds to a halt

By Marianne Thamm

Op-Ed: Cryptocurrencies – Digital gold, a bubble or an investment case?

By Daniel Polakow, Nico Katzke & Onno Huyser
Photo: This cliff at the Tormin mine on the West Coast has collapsed. File Photo (from February 2015) supplied

GroundUp: Setback for giant West Coast mine project

By GroundUp
Photo: Power lines come out of Eskom's Ankerlig power station in Atlantis outside Cape Town, South Africa, 18 February 2015. Ankerlig is an Open Cycle Gas Turbine power plant using Diesel to generate its capacity of 1327 Megawatts. Photo: EPA/NIC BOTHMA

Op-Ed: Can Eskom avoid a financial death spiral?

By Piet van Staden
Photo: President Jacob Zuma greets Chairman designate of Naspers Koos Bekker after addressing a Team South Africa meeting on the margins of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, 20-24 January 2015. (Photo: Department of Communications)

The Way of Gupta? Pressure mounts for Naspers as MultiChoice faces fires on multiple fronts

By Rebecca Davis

amaBhungane: The McKinsey Dossier, part 5 – How Transnet cash stuffed Gupta letterboxes

Photo: A general view of barrels of red wine in a cellar at La Motte wine farm in Franschhoek on 25 August 2015. Photo: Nic Bothma/(EPA).

South Africa fails to exploit free trade agreement access to massive EU market

Photo: BLSA members’ logos. (By BLSA)

Spring Cleaning: With Eskom and Transnet given the boot, business gets serious over corruption and incompetence

By Rebecca Davis

Op-Ed: UK companies must distance themselves from Bell Pottinger after SA malevolency

Original photo of the Gupta brothers by Gallo Images.

Take that, Bell Pottinger: Guptas’ PR firm given UK’s harshest industry smackdown

By Rebecca Davis
Photo: Cooperative banks are 100% owned by their members and can be used by citizens to service and uplift communities in disadvantaged areas. Photo: Kim Ludbrook/(EPA)

Notes from the House: What happened to the roll-out of co-operative banks in SA?


Scorpio & amaBhungane #GuptaLeaks: TRAINSPOTTER – How the Canadian government helped the Guptas buy their private jet

By amaBhungane & Scorpio
Photo: Rooi-Els Beach House, Western Cape, South Africa (Christopher Griner via Flickr)

Op-Ed: Tourism can re-ignite the South African economy

Photo: Minister Malusi Gigaba, Deputy Minister Sifiso Buthelezi, South African Revenue Service Commissioner, Mr Tom Moyane, 3 April 2017 (Photos GCIS)

Tax Season: Systemic IT glitch raises red flags at SARS

By Marianne Thamm
Photo: President Jacob Zuma conducts a monitoring visit to SAA, 6 May 2016 (GCIS)

Op-Ed: The Endgame for SAA?

Photo: Ajay and Atul Gupta.

amaBhungane & Scorpio #GuptaLeaks: Software giant SAP paid Gupta front R100-million “kickbacks” for state business

By amaBhungane & Scorpio
Main photo: Ducati’s Borgo Panigale factory in Bologna produces three-quarters of its annual sales.

La Passione + Innovation, Branding and Markets = Success

By Greg Mills