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Ciaran Ryan is a Johannesburg-based freelance writer who has a background in finance and mining, having previously headed up a gold mining operation in Ghana. He currently writes for several SA and overseas journals on matters ranging from mining to investment.

Eskom is sinking the economy in the name of greening it, claims forum

15 Jan 2019 /  Ciaran Ryan   26
Renewable energy is expensive, unnecessary and authorised without proper public participation, says Coal Transporters Forum as it heads to court.

South African men are worse off than women – study

11 Jan 2019 /  Ciaran Ryan   8
International study overturns a few cherished assumptions about gender.

Fight between energy minister and nuclear company board gets nasty

10 Jan 2019 /  Ciaran Ryan   11
Axed board members had to raise R1.5m to fund court action for reinstatement.

Optimum Coal workers go unpaid as rescue practitioners race to sell mine

10 Jan 2019 /  Ciaran Ryan  
Sale should be wrapped within the next two weeks.

It’s election year, so expect a wild ride

9 Jan 2019 /  Ciaran Ryan   8
Land expropriation and elections are the wild cards in scenario planning.

Nuclear company denies privatisation claims

21 Dec 2018 /  Ciaran Ryan    1
Nonsense, says sacked board. Privatisation was and is the plan.

Cape High Court introduces better protections for mortgage customers in distress

19 Dec 2018 /  Ciaran Ryan   15
Repossessed houses must now be auctioned with a floor price, and sheriffs must personally serve summonses on defaulting customers.

Axed Necsa board blames resistance of ‘privatisation by stealth’ for dismissal

18 Dec 2018 /  Ciaran Ryan   22
Energy minister replaces entire board in 48 hours while apparently planning to sell the national asset to a US company.

Strikes turn violent

12 Dec 2018 /  Ciaran Ryan   13
Unions are under pressure to deliver for members in a brutal employment market.

3 court judgments that have changed the face of mining in SA

10 Dec 2018 /  Ciaran Ryan   4
Local communities find themselves in the driving seat.

How to deal with debt collectors

7 Dec 2018 /  Ciaran Ryan   3
Don’t talk to them on the phone for a start.

Don’t just plan for retirement, plan for a long life

5 Dec 2018 /  Ciaran Ryan  
And let your post-retirement savings get to work for you.

Claims of discrimination against black FNB customers heads to court

4 Dec 2018 /  Ciaran Ryan   56
More than 4 000 bank customers claim they were charged 30% more than whites on mortgage loans.

Custody battle for Gupta’s orphan mines nears end

3 Dec 2018 /  Ciaran Ryan   9
The family continues to orchestrate events from afar, beyond the reach of SA justice.

Lessons for SA from Brazil

28 Nov 2018 /  Ciaran Ryan   14
Anglo American is Brazil’s largest mining investor, which tells us something about ourselves.
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