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VAT on electricity study presented to govt stakeholders

As the energy sector in Eswatini continues to face challenges – from uncertainties in sustainable power supply from Eskom to the introduction of cost-reflective tariffs – there is still the pressing issue of the proposed introduction of value added tax (VAT) on electricity. Last year,…

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Is govt formulating policies that go against facts?

The President of Business Eswatini, Andrew Le Roux, has raised concerns that government seems to be formulating policies that go against the evidence and facts provided through research. He cited a number of ESEPARC studies whose recommendations have seemingly not been taken into account but…

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Think tanks vital for good governance

Editors Forum Secretary General Jabu Matsebula says the purpose of think tanks is to supply facts that provide leadership and good governance. He was speaking during the celebration of Think Tanks Day 2019 hosted by the Eswatini Economic Policy Analysis and Research Centre (ESEPARC) on…

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Minister Dr Gina to grace ESEPARC Think Tanks Day

The Minister of Economic Planning and Development, Dr Tambo Gina, will on Thursday (January 31) join ESEPARC in celebrating Think Tanks Day 2019. The Eswatini Economic Policy Analysis and Research Centre (ESEPARC), in coordination with the Lauder Institute of the University of Pennsylvania’s Think Tanks…