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Last 50 tweets from @nickhedley
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Happy Friday everyone! One little big market mover.

#Tencent up 2.5% this morning and #BHP Billiton 2.1%. $ZAR trading below R14.50 (at R14.44). Safe to say that it seems like we鈥檙e going to see quite a BIG DAY on the #JSE as well.
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SA Inflation drops to 3.6% from 3.7% to the lowest level since Dec 2010.

Biggest contributors to inflation was:
> Housing & Utilities
> Food and beverages (non alcoholic)

> Electricity +11.8% year on year
> Wine +8.7%
> Bread +8.0%
> Water +7.2%
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South Africa's top five agricultural (and food) exports in the third quarter of 2019.

Ranked by value:

1. Citrus
2. Nuts
3. Wine
4. Sugar
5. Apples and pears

(Data source: ITC)
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The admission by President Ramaphosa that sabotage contributed to #loadshedding in #SouthAfrica makes this a national emergency and moves the country beyond the technical issues to maintaining the security of critical infrastructure #SouthAfrica #Eskom #Economy #politics
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Amend Schedule 2 of the Electricity Regulation Act to lift license exemption from 1MW to 10MW. Own use that doesn鈥檛 require Eskom transmission shouldn鈥檛 have a license requirement. The EIUG members would build 1.3GW of capacity immediately.
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Worldwide government shutdowns of the internet.

2011: 3
2012: 12
2013: 22
2014: 17
2015: 33
2016: 75
2017: 109
2018: 188

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The Chinese government forecasts its 2019/20 maize production at 261 million tonnes, up by 2% y/y.

For perspective -- this accounts for 18% of global maize production in the 2019/20 production season. It's huge!
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The IMF says that Uganda will spend as much as a fifth of government revenue on interest payments
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It's clear that #Loadshedding anger drains support from Cyril Ramaphosa. So whether deliberate or otherwise, grid failure plays into the hands of the President's critics & opponents. #SouthAfrica #politics #eskomloadshedding
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I know of 5 small, majority black-owned independent power producers that won in Bid Window 4, got NERSA licences in March 2018 but cannot get Eskom to sign. Eskom is steered by the IPP office and ultimately directed by the Minister.
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It鈥檚 becoming clearer....elements of the ANC that are so opposed to renewables (in which I鈥檓 told they can鈥檛 take their big rent seeking cuts) are aligned to the EFF nut jobs. Witness previous tweet. Rent seekers of a feather.....
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Merafe: load shedding, electricity price increases operational cost increases etc. have forced then to re evaluate SA operations. All players in this market will have to do the same. Send concentrate to smelt where they get cheaper and fixed electricity prices for long periods
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F潭i潭v潭e潭 Six days into damaging #loadshedding for #SouthAfrica & no sign of any credible governmental explanation, reassurance & possible emergency plan suggestions. In other words, #leadership, accountability, responsibility & communication still lacking. #Eskom #economy #Africa
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A thread about anger. I鈥檓 quite angry right now. We all are. If you care about rationality, you try to suppress the rage you feel at the incompetence of the state. You try to be practical, in the hope that sense and reason has more impact than incandescent fury. It does not. 1/
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Most 'miserable' countries, 2018.

1. Venezuela
2. Argentina
3. Iran
4. Brazil
5. Turkey
6. Nigeria
7. South Africa
8. Bosnia and Herzegovina
9. Egypt
10. Ukraine
11. Nicaragua
12. Jordan
13. Uruguay
14. Honduras
15. Macedonia

(Economist Intelligence Unit)
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If you鈥檙e not a socialist at 20 you have no heart and if you鈥檙e not a capitalist at 40 you have no head. At 50 you know when to use which one.
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People living in extreme poverty, as share of world total.

Nigeria: 15.7%
Congo: 10%
India: 8%
Ethiopia: 4.6%
Tanzania: 3%
Bangladesh: 2.3%
South Africa: 2.3%
Indonesia: 2.1%
Yemen: 1.6%
Brazil: 1.1%
China: 0.9%
Pakistan: 0.3%
US: 0.3%
Mexico: 0.3%

(World Poverty Clock)
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Share of world population.


1910: 34.8%
2010: 32.8%


1910: 12.6%
2010: 22.5%


1910: 12.7%
2010: 13.8%


1910: 0.2%
2010: 9.8%

Chinese folk religion

1910: 22.2%
2010: 6.3%


1910: 7.9%
2010: 8%

(World Religion Database)
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Many people don鈥檛 know this but Eskom has its own home loan business with R8,7 billion of assets. They could easily sell this to reduce Eskom鈥檚 R500 billion debt. Every billion helps!
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North Korea's U.N. envoy says denuclearization off negotiating table with United States
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Surely it is fair/ sensible that Eskom first loadsheds municipalities that owe them R26 billion, before loadshedding paying customers? Granted it is unfair to some individuals/ businesses in affected that aren鈥檛 in arrears, but it is still more fair overall.
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This week鈥檚 SAA drama and Eskom鈥檚 鈥渟urprise鈥 load shedding reminds us all what an incredible success the new National Health Insurance scheme is going to be. Not.
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On Wednesday these trucks allegedly dumped coal outside Hendrina power station in Mpumalanga. A day later @Eskom_SA implemented load shedding claiming that the problem is wet coal. Are they telling us the truth? #Loadshedding #Stage4
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The Victoria Falls, which draws millions of holidaymakers to Zimbabwe and Zambia, has shrunk to a trickle, fuelling fears that climate change could kill one of the region鈥檚 biggest tourist attractions
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Merkel visits Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and says the crimes committed at the site in southern Poland, where the Nazis ran their largest death camp, would always be part of German history
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This video taken by an English nature reserve volunteer shows a murmuration of starlings. A murmurationis described as the 'swooping mass of thousands of birds whirling in the sky above your head'
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Saturday marks the 78th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack, and just one of the three remaining survivors of the USS Arizona will attend the annual ceremony in Hawaii
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For the first time in history, U.S. billionaires paid a lower tax rate than the working class last year鈥
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Countries using fossil fuels as the primary source of electricity generation

natural gas:

馃嚳馃嚘S Africa
馃嚢馃嚪S Korea

(IEA) #energy #environment
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US regulators said they found the now defunct British political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica had deceived consumers about the collection of Facebook data for voter profiling and targeting.鈥
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The Apostrophe Protection Society, founded to preserve the "much-abused" apostrophe, has shut down. It's founder John Richards has said that "ignorance and laziness" has won.
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Abandoned baby giraffe befriended by dog in South Africa dies鈥
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'The Wolf of Wall Street' photo, with the real Jordan Belfort, sells for $200,000
'The Wolf of Wall Street' photo, with the real Jordan Belfort, sells for $200,000
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Shoo! It鈥檚 very dark where I am right now and i definitely won鈥檛 buy an SAA ticket to get out of here. Is there anyone left, besides our sweet SACP comrades, who thinks government should be running these companies?
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"We have been striking for over a year, and basically nothing has happened."

Teen activist Greta Thunberg again criticized world leaders gathered for the COP25 conference in Madrid for not doing enough to stop the ecological crisis damaging the planet.
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Allow people, businesses and municipalities to generate and sell their own (solar, water, wind) electricity and the economy will be fine.
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United States created a massive 266 000 jobs in November, unemployment rate fell to 3.5%, previous two months employment data revised up by 40 000. A very impressive labour market report. US Fed will be comfortable in keeping interest rates unchanged
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The ANC has to come to terms with the failure of the centralisation of services ('Statist") model in #SouthAfrica. Only once competition becomes less of a swear-word can there be real light at the end of the tunnel. #Economy #Eskom #politics #Loadshedding
Goldman Sachs sees China lowering its economic growth target for 2020 to 'around 6%'
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Electricity available for distribution in SA has been on a steady downward trend since it peaked in 2007.

Today there is less electricity available in SA than 12 years ago...

#Eskom #Loadshedding
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Eskom goes to stage 4 load-shedding, SAA placed under business rescue, CSA imploding, Tshwane placed under administration, GDP contracts 0.6% signaling possible recession. It鈥檚 all mad. The place is being run into the ground. Good news is, ANC just got control of two new metros.
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South Africa鈥檚 rolling blackouts double within hours to Stage 4, which takes 4GW off the grid. The last time Eskom had to do this, the economy went into a tailspin. (Stages 5-8 also exist.)
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Hundreds of thousands of families are covered by medical insurance which cost substantially less than full medical aids and are often subsidised by employers. Instead of embracing low-cost medical insurance, the regulator has now banned them...
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Fk. This could push us into recession. Downgrade in March then pretty much guaranteed.
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Latest Ebola stats from the DRC:
Number of cases: 3318
Number of deaths: 2207

There鈥檚 been a drop in numbers- but recent wave of violence could change that:
Murder of four aid workers risks major resurgence of Ebola鈥
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No no people we cannot put Eskom into business rescue.

Just all the companies that can't function without power.
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Here's the proposed amendments to section 25 of the Constitution to expressly provide for expropriation without compensation next to current s 25.

The amendment is virtually meaningless until legislation is passed.

Everything will turn on the content of the legislation.
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BREAKING ... SA Cricketers' Association calls for resignation of CEO and entire CSA Board, full financial review and 24-month forensic audit. But there's also a promise of NO industrial action by players during Eng series.
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