A market for electricity has a salutary effect on the behaviour of all the participants in the generation and supply of electricity. Generating plants, transmission grids, distribution grids, wholesalers and retailers, all behave differently when they compete for business with alternative suppliers.
The SA motoring industry really, really matters. Statistics presented at the NAAMSA Automotive Conference at the SA Festival of Motoring on 31 August showed that the industry contributes 7.7% of SA’s GDP, which is more than our iconic mining sector.
Cities all around the world are becoming job creating entrepreneurial hubs in their own right thanks to a rise in digital connectedness and spaces for like minded people to work in stimulating environments.
On Wednesday, 19 September, Cabinet approved the long-delayed Mining Charter III and also approved the withdrawal of the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Amendment Bill which has been subject to the legislative process since 2013.
It may be time to rethink our beliefs about paper, print and ink, especially in the face of an increasingly digital world. The perception that paper-based mediums are irrelevant and environmentally-unfriendly is untrue, as research points to the contrary.
When is right? Common sense indicates that when the currency is stronger, it becomes cheaper to import. But, if we consider that the trade market changes constantly and that there are a number of factors that affect the sector – beyond currency fluctuations, is there really a right time to import?