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Energy expert’s irrational hostility to private nuclear deal

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When Stratek Global announced a partnership to raise R9 billion in private investment Chris Yelland promptly suggested they were running a ‘pump-and-dump’ scam. When BizNews

Is poor safety ‘endemic to capitalism’?

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The far left is very concerned about safety standards at aircraft giant Boeing. They blame labour conditions and the profit motive. Some people get their

The government’s protectionist instincts extend to merchant shipping

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The government isn’t quite sure how to do it, but it wants to adopt a centuries-old policy to restrict coastal shipping to South African-owned vessels.

CBD products are a great big scam

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The gradual legalisation of cannabis products has led to a massive alternative ‘health’ scam industry. The movement to legalise marijuana has internalised some classic tropes

South Africa’s tobacco policy is a contradictory mess

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There’s neither rhyme nor reason behind South Africa’s inconsistent tobacco control policies. In the United Kingdom, the public health authorities actively encourage vaping as a

Vertical farms: a solution looking for (and like) a problem

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Bright green techno-optimists love the idea of vertical farming, but vertical farms are failing. There are many kinds of environmentalists. Most have a fairly poor

Pearl-clutching in response to National Biodiversity Economy Strategy

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Certain factions of environmentalism raise old canards in response to the publication for public comment of a National Biodiversity Economy Strategy. The Minister of Forestry,

Finding company for the last Knysna elephant

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The last surviving elephant in the Knysna forests has been lonely for a long time. A small public interest group hopes to change that. You

Replacing divisive names with divisive names

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Renaming building, streets, towns and cities is little more than cheap triumphalism that continues to divide South Africa. There’s a street near where I live

Safair under fire over foreign ownership

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When you have bad laws, expect rivals to exploit them to drag down successful competitors and raise costs for consumers. Safair Operations offers domestic flights