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The need for long-term planning

March 20, 2014


One clear message that came through at the Power-Gen Africa conference in Cape Town this week was directed at politicians and the governments they serve: stop short-term thinking and planning. In energy terms as well as water and food security, it is necessary to plan for 30 or even 50 years ahead. Lawrence Jones, vice-president […]

Political blunders & nationalisation prospects

May 5, 2012


Political blunders over South African transport policy have raised again the prospect of returning to public ownership the extremely profitable coal-to-oil liquid fuel producer, Sasol.