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Energy – Securing our Energy Future through Energy Efficiency, “the first fuel”
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Pricing and paying for municipal rates and charges
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Municipal Water and Sanitation Infrastructure
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DIALOGUE REPORT: Localising Nov 13 2014
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Financing Public Infrastructure

Energy – Securing our Energy Future through Energy Efficiency, “the first fuel”

The recent energy challenges experienced in the country due a mismatch between supply and demand has placed energy firmly in the spotlight in terms of its impact on current and future socio-economic growth. The aging infrastructure of Eskom’s power generation plants, delayed maintenance of that infrastructure and significant delays of new power generation coming on[…]

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Pricing and paying for municipal rates and charges

Forewarned, forearmed goes the motto. If so, what is a person to do when armed with the knowledge that pricing of, and paying for municipal services is not working out too well. Aggregate municipal consumer debt stood at R98 billion on 30 September 2014 divided between metros R54.7 billion, secondary cities R19.1 billion and all[…]

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Municipal Water and Sanitation Infrastructure

The state of municipal water and sanitation infrastructure, particularly waste water treatment works, is of key concern in South Africa. Challenges being experienced include a lack of ongoing maintenance of existing assets, difficulties associated with revenue collection (with knock-on effects for investment and refurbishment) and a lack of engineering skills in many municipalities. This segment[…]

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DIALOGUE REPORT: Localising Nov 13 2014

Over the last two decades, South Africa has experienced a sustained decline in the size of its manufacturing sector relative to gross domestic product (GDP). This decline has been exacerbated by the continued uncertainty in the global economy, especially in the EU zone, South Africa’s major trading partner for value added goods. This has resulted in significant loss[…]

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Financing Public Infrastructure

Infrastructure has to be paid for, and there are only three ways to fund it: taxes, user fees or grants (money from outside of the jurisdiction), often in a combination of all three. Fortunately there are a vast number of ways to finance infrastructure, that is managing the funding to make money available for when[…]

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