Archive for January, 2013

Jan 31 2013

Who to lobby to keep the Karoo unfracked

Published by under Opinion,South Africa,Top Stories

Every country which gives in to the oil company lobby and the promise of cheap energy, is a step closer to a fracked-up Karoo. The latest step in that direction was taken when France turned pro-fracking a few weeks ago. Until then, France strengthened the case of anti-fracking organisations, such as the Treasure the Karoo Action Group (here).

That bulwark’s gone now and we seem to be sliding ever closer to the inevitable.   [Read on]

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Jan 31 2013

A frackin good idea

Published by under More News,Opinion,South Africa

Water, water everywhere. And every drop to drink.

What a fantastic invention…run it off your solar electricity, and you’re made. Thanks to the creative mind of “Mr. Segway”.

PS. Suddenly, it’s unimportant whether they frack the Karoo, or not…..

(Not really. Just joking.)

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Jan 15 2013

Naspers on Top 100 list

Published by under Companies,More News

The Boston Consulting Group compiled a list of 100 firms which “may become world-leading companies in the next 10 years” and Naspers is one of them.

Five companies from South Africa made it onto the list. They are: Aspen Pharmacare, Bidvest Group, MTN Group, Naspers and Sasol.

German magazine DIE WELT published a neat little box with the companies from every country on 17 slides (here), so even English-speakers can read it.


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