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Kenya's poll could fuel inflation

Kenya's poll could fuel inflation | Public Economics | Scoop.it
Despite a steady decline in inflation, the March presidential election and rising oil prices is likely to see it surge again, economists say.
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What roles do politicians, bureaucrats and interest groups play in increasing government expenditure, and how is that illustrated by this article?

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Coal to fuel electricity price woes

Coal to fuel electricity price woes | Public Economics | Scoop.it
The Competition Tribunal believes electricity prices could skyrocket above expected hikes from Eskom, if coal prices in the domestic market increase as expected.
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Where does the Competition Tribunal fit into the greater picture of Competition Policy in SA? If Glencore-Xstrata do form a monopoly, which policies can be implemented to restrict its power, and is such policy even necessary?

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Economy still vulnerable despite big plans

Economy still vulnerable despite big plans | Public Economics | Scoop.it
Shared economic growth is dependent, amaong aother things, on European economic revival and strong and coherent leadership.
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What does this article imply for government expenditure? Which theories are highlighted here that could possibly explain increases in government expenditure?

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ANC looking to tax graduates

ANC looking to tax graduates | Public Economics | Scoop.it
The ANC took a resolution at its conference in Mangaung to introduce a tax on all graduates from higher education institutions, according to a report.
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Post Office employees face criminal charges | The New Age Online

Post Office employees face criminal charges | The New Age Online | Public Economics | Scoop.it
The SA Post Office has confirmed laying criminal charges against two employees who allegedly instigated workers to embark on an illegal strike, causing massive backlog in mail delivery.
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The post office, SABC, Eskom...what does the news regarding parastatals this week imply about efficiency and future government expenditure?

 

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Rhino 'taboo' must go says S Africa

Rhino 'taboo' must go says S Africa | Public Economics | Scoop.it
South African officials warn a major conservation meeting that the poaching of rhinos is likely to reach record levels this year.
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Which policy is being proposed here to correct the externality? Do you think it will work?

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Shake, rattle and roll: A big week in SA politics

Shake, rattle and roll: A big week in SA politics | Public Economics | Scoop.it
President Jacob Zuma presents his State of the Nation address on Thursday, but this might not be the biggest political news this week.
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Opinion: ANC needs to be broken to be made strong - Mail & Guardian

Opinion: ANC needs to be broken to be made strong - Mail & Guardian | Public Economics | Scoop.it
Khaya Dlanga refuses to believe the ANC is trying to destroy SA but adds the ruling party's carelessness and arrogance might derail the country. 'The ANC probably has the greatest potential to achieve the greatest good for ...
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Violent Strikes in the South African Agricultural Secto - News24

Violent Strikes in the South African Agricultural Secto - News24 | Public Economics | Scoop.it
Violent Strikes in the South African Agricultural Secto
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The ANC led Government has had "control" over South Africa for the last 18 years and yet the majority of our countrymen are still living in absolute poverty.
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