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Interview: Juan Laso, Executive president, Alten Energías Renovables, Spain

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The Spanish renewable energy producer has big plans for sub-Saharan Africa, with projects in Namibia, Kenya and Nigeria. Executive president Juan Laso describes the lay of the land

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Dossier - utilities: Generating crises

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The blackouts are behind Eskom, but the state-run utility now generates too much electricity, cannot recoup its costs and is struggling to pay off the money it is borrowing to build new plants. Can the new leadership find the long-term solutions it needs?

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Finance: Corresponding damage

ZB Bank has not done too badly, with a 35.7% increase in profit post-sanctions - ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
In a climate of derisking, many international banks do not want to do business with their counterparts in Zimbabwe, raising costs throughout the economy

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TRAVEL SOUTH AFRICA: The great white

The great white - HARRY STONE
As adrenalin-packed leisure pursuits go, cage-diving with sharks could be the biggest challenge of them all. But these predators are also a wonder to behold

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Offshore investor interest in South African equities at risk as "Ramaphoria" wanes

President Cyril Ramaphosa, center, and Baleka Mbete, right, arrive at parliament in Cape Town, South Africa, Friday, Feb. 16, 2018. Photo: Nasief Manie/AP/SIPASouth Africa needs tangible economic growth to entice more offshore investors to invest in its bourse after a good start to the year thanks to improved sentiment following the election on a new president, analysts said.

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S.Africa's SPAR Group eyes Sri Lanka expansion amid challenges at home

30052018SouthAfricaSouth African retailer and wholesaler SPAR Group Ltd plans to open two more stores in Sri Lanka, it said on Wednesday, after warning that fuel price hikes and currency weakness could affect its home market.

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