The changing nature of the residential property

  Although Eskom has kept the promise of no more rolling black-outs, we are still experiencing random isolated area failures due to failures of the distribution network. The focus on managing electricity during rolling blackouts has diverted attention away from the problems with distribution, and now that there is plenty of power available, the problem […]

We are captured by deindustrialisation

  Manufacturing, job losses and the shortage of skills in all sectors of the economy are debated more and more at industry conferences but, if we break it down, the one thing impacting South Africa’s economy most is deindustrialisation. In the 1980s, manufacturing’s contribution to GDP was around 27%. By 2015, this had fallen to below […]

Rooftop solar rules, OK?

  With all the attention focused on the REI4P and the haggling over final signing off, it is often forgotten that there is a market sector which is independent of government plans, uses private finance, and is growing at an astounding rate, namely commercial and residential rooftop solar. An industry database estimates the total number […]

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