Election’24: BOSA’s Parly-bound Maimane explains how ‘Ground War’ will trump ‘Air War’ (again)

Election’24: BOSA’s Parly-bound Maimane explains how ‘Ground War’ will trump ‘Air War’ (again)

While media and polling narratives might suggest otherwise, South African elections are won or lost on logistics – the practicality of actually getting voters to the polls and having party faithful there to welcome them. Former DA Leader Mmusi Maimane reminds us of reality in a pre-election interview where the Presidential candidate discloses BOSA’s targets…

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How to “Unfxck” South Africa…

How to “Unfxck” South Africa…

In “How to Fix (Unfxck) a Country,” economist Dr. Roy Havemann unveils a roadmap to reboot South Africa post-State Capture. Through his exploration of the six fundamental “E’s” – Eskom, Education, Environment, Exports, Equality, and Ethics – Havemann offers practical strategies gleaned from global experiences. Drawing from consultations with esteemed entities, he illustrates how nations…

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BNC London: Lorimer Q&A – How SA can unlock its vast oil and gas potential

BNC London: Lorimer Q&A – How SA can unlock its vast oil and gas potential

In a dynamic Q&A between Alec Hogg and James Lorimer, the shadow minister of Mineral Resources, the discussion spans from Namibia’s significant oil finds to South Africa’s energy landscape. Lorimer highlights potential job creation and revenue influx from oil and gas, while acknowledging policy hurdles. With insights into fracking, renewable energy, and electoral prospects, the…

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BNC London: Cronje Q&A – Coalition and electoral challenges post-May 29

BNC London: Cronje Q&A – Coalition and electoral challenges post-May 29

At the BizNews Conference in London, Frans Cronje discussed the ANC’s electoral prospects, the influence of Jacob Zuma, and the dynamics between the ANC and EFF. He analysed the ANC’s strategic behaviour and potential alliances, emphasizing the pragmatic and cautious approach the party often takes. Cronje highlighted the complexities within the ANC and its resistance…

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Potential financial market and rand surge with ‘right-of-centre’ election outcome – Dawie Roodt

Potential financial market and rand surge with ‘right-of-centre’ election outcome – Dawie Roodt

As the crucial 29 May elections draw near, financial markets are seemingly wagering on the ANC losing its majority and forming a coalition with right-of-centre minor parties. Dawie Roodt, an economist from the Efficient Group, shared with Biznews that the financial markets are already factoring in a favourable outcome, as evidenced by the robust performance…

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President Raisi’s death in helicopter crash exposes Iran’s ageing fleet

President Raisi’s death in helicopter crash exposes Iran’s ageing fleet

The tragic helicopter crash that claimed the life of Iran’s President Ebrahim Raisi starkly underscores Iran’s aviation challenges exacerbated by decades of US sanctions. With an average fleet age exceeding 25 years, Iranian airlines operate some of the world’s oldest aircraft, including models long retired elsewhere. Raisi’s Bell 212 helicopter, a relic from 1968, symbolizes…

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Zimbabwe eyes $533M rail revamp with Chinese partnership

Zimbabwe eyes $533M rail revamp with Chinese partnership

Zimbabwe is poised to transform its railway infrastructure with a landmark $533 million overhaul in partnership with China Railway Group Ltd. This ambitious project aims to revitalize the National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ), boosting its efficiency and capacity in transporting vital exports such as lithium, coal, chrome, and granite. With China’s extensive experience and financial…

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