Posts tagged as economy

How Telkom is the analogue of Eskom

  It is hard not to be depressed about Eskom. The utility is not just another state-owned enterprise (SOE) in perpetual crisis; it is far more important than that. It represents almost our entire electricity system. Electricity is the foundation of our economy and frankly, the foundation of our broader society. If SAA doesn’t work, use […]

Dawie Roodt to speak on the next ten years: What should we expect?

  The Free Market Foundation extends an invitation to hear Dawie Roodt, Efficient Group’s chief economist, sharing his views on where South Africa and other world economies are going. From shadow-banking in China, to private property rights in South Africa, all the way to bonds in the US. What’s most interesting is how private property […]

Technology enables transformation but people make it happen

  The ICT industry has enormous potential to change the world for the better – economically, socially, politically and environmentally. We shape and determine the future state of our economy and society and I believe we have an obligation to ensure we play a positive role here. Connectivity – and the technology that it enables […]

Seven industry groups sign declaration of intent to grow the industry

  Seven  industry groups have acknowledged the strategic contribution of the manufacturing sector to the South African economy, and challenges faced by the sector by signing a declaration of intent to work towards growing the South African manufacturing sector in conjunction with African and other emerging market counterparts. During the two-day Manufacturing Indaba  hosted by […]

Africa on the move

by Chris Yelland, EE Publishers From small beginnings, Africa is slowly awakening to the opportunities of engaging on its own terms with the international science, engineering and technology, food and agriculture, manufacturing and business communities to achieve appropriate foreign investment and sustained economic growth.   These are the views of Alec Hogg, executive director of […]

The state of consulting engineering in South Africa

by Naren Bhojaram, CESA president Studies have shown that if all of humanity aspired to first world living standards, we would need three planets like Earth to sustain us. Addressing a media conference, CESA president Naren Bhojaram said our ever-increasing aspiration towards first world lifestyles has resulted in the human race’s abuse and destruction of […]