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Eskom’s troubles laid bare

31 Jan 20   Jacques Jonker
Eskom is in trouble. It is drowning in debt and cannot meet the demand for electricity.…

2020 – A healthcare upturn unlikely

28 Jan 20   Dr Johann Serfontein
2019 brought with it a host of healthcare policy decisions, which aimed to stabilise the South African healthcare sector, promoting sustainability.…

Government intent on destroying private health insurance to pave the way for NHI

10 Jan 20   FMF
JOHANNESBURG – With the recent announcement by the Council for Medical Schemes (CMS) that no Low-Cost Benefit Options (LCBO) will be allowed for low-income consumers and no health insurance products will be allowed beyond March 2021, South Africans a…

Competition Commission retail inquiry does not stand up to scrutiny

06 Dec 19   Zakhele Mthembu
The Competition Commission released its report on the South African retail sector, specifically on how exclusive agreements between the “big” retailers and property developers inhibit market competition.…

Icasa’s pay-TV ‘musts’ make for daft twaddle

16 Oct 19   Leon Louw
The Independent Communications Authority of SA’s (Icasa’s) draft sports broadcasting regulations are such incoherent babble that they should be called “daft regulations”.…

Icasa sports regulations pose a threat to constitutionalism

04 Oct 19   Martin van Staden
Constitutionalists have long cringed at the mention of “public interest” or “national interest” because of their inherent vagueness. Whatever government does or politicians or officials do, is justified as being in the public interest, even though th…

The simple reason why a state bank is unnecessary

25 Sep 19   Mpiyakhe Dhlamini
There’s nothing about South Africa that makes it impossible to start a successful business here. Nothing that is, except the government.…