Day Zero, it seems, is no longer a threat for Cape Town in 2018 – provided residents stay on track. DA leader Mmusi Maimane has announced that, “We will defeat Day Zero in 2018 if we keep our consumption at current levels and get good winter rains”. This is owing to a 60% reduction in consumption from a daily usage of 1.2 billion litres per day in February 2015 to current figures of between 510 and 520 million litres.
The South African economy looks uncomfortably the same to the one inherited when the country transitioned from apartheid to democracy in 1994. This is why it’s time for a robust economic policy agenda to make it more open, productive and inclusive. A number of obstacles stand in the way. These include the continued bias towards activities with relatively low productivity, high levels of concentration in key sectors and a lack of diversity in ownership.
Berkshire Hathaway’s Warren Buffett is scoring particularly well on a new rule requiring companies to disclose the ratio of a chief executive officer’s pay to that of the median employee. His annual compensation of $100,000 was just 1.87 times the median employee’s pay of $53,510, a figure calculated from a sample of about two-thirds of Berkshire’s total employees, according to a filing released Friday.
@AfricaAnalyst Usually news from such events is not about the routine proceedings. In this case it was about the strong opposition to the proposed tax. Our story had reasons why the tax is being imposed - to balances the aspect of the opposition to the tax.
@AfricaAnalyst You raise an interesting point, about what is news in this instance. Some may argue that what big industry says about this tax, especially when they oppose it, is news, as it risks scuttling the proposed implementation. Which itself would be news.
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Selecting a term
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