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PETER ATTARD MONTALTO: Scrap the empty rhetoric and be a bit of a dictator

January 20, 2020

How many times can you say the same thing and still have people come along for the ride? When a process is mired in a lack of transparency can you say the opposite of what is actually happening?

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PETER ATTARD MONTALTO: Will the adults please enter the energy war room and shed light on Eskom’s future

December 19, 2019

The public sector wage war and Eskom’s debilitating debt are key focuses in the coming year, yet the largest hurdles to be overcome are the […]

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Here’s our view on what to expect next year

December 13, 2019

We look forward to working vigorously with you next year to do that. The team at Intellidex wishes you a fantastic Christmas and New Year.

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STUART THEOBALD: SAA business rescue takes SA into uncharted territory

December 9, 2019

Legal obscurity means things could easily end up in court, particularly with unions already sounding litigious A version of this column was first published in […]

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PETER ATTARD MONTALTO: Where’s the urgency to tackle growth and unemployment?

December 2, 2019

This column was first published in Business Day  The past two weeks of data for October gave the impression something is seriously wrong with the […]

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PETER ATTARD MONTALTO: SA’s dire problems are coming in to land

November 18, 2019

This column was first published in Business Day Sometimes it is the smallest thing that riles the most. I have a pet peeve, which is […]

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STUART THEOBALD: SAA and Acsa are giant red flags for private investors in SOEs

October 14, 2019

It is clearly the case that Eskom would shed jobs in a financial turnaround. But just think of the destruction to employment that has been caused by Eskom’s dysfunction: the deindustrialisation of...

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PETER ATTARD MONTALTO: Where action is at odds with rhetoric

October 7, 2019

This column was first published in Business Day Some deep questions are raised by the ANC’s national executive committee statement last week and rotate on […]

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PETER ATTARD MONTALTO: Q&A with Ramaphosa gives reason for hope, capped by lack of reform

August 26, 2019

Much rhetoric but lack of dial-moving action are  leading to frustration among business. The foremost example of this has been the reaction of the telecoms industry to spectrum after the Q&A last...

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STUART THEOBALD: Bailing out SOEs ups risk for banks

May 20, 2019

Governments globally lean on the banking system when they need cash. SA is no exception. During the latter half of the Zuma presidency, as the financial position of state-owned enterprises (SOEs)...

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PETER ATTARD MONTALTO: Robustness of private sector lures policymakers into complacency over Eskom

April 29, 2019

The load-shedding shock has apparently not been big enough to cause any action.

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PETER ATTARD MONTALTO: Why Reserve Bank policy is still a cut above alternative suggestions

April 8, 2019

In some ways I preferred the period of 2005-2008, when Cosatu would march to the Reserve Bank and make demands to the governor. They were simpler times, with simpler demands.

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PETER ATTARD MONTALTO: Eskom crisis risks dimming hope of hitting growth target

March 26, 2019

SA is a complex swirl of emotions: edginess, anger, despair and resignation. Most worrying is that such emotions apply to business too, putting the country at a very dangerous point — there is a...

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