Courageous State of the Nation Address

The Chamber has praised the courageous State of the Nation Address by President Cyril Ramaphosa and says business will support the reforms he announced. We have to warn, however, that implementing the changes will be a major challenge and bring Ramaphosa into conflict with members of his own ruling alliance. The big threat is from […]

Breaking the Eskom monopoly

The ongoing threat of load shedding means that breaking the Eskom monopoly and allowing the Cape Town City Council to buy electricity from independent power producers has become an urgent matter. The City has already made an application to the High Court to be allowed to deal directly with IPP’s but its arguments were based largely […]