ARTICLES RELATING TO GOVERNMENT

Telkom ‘close to’ reaching R750m deal with govt

2016-02-12 10:38

There have reportedly been extensive discussions between the company and officials about a broadband contract that plans to connect eight districts.

Zuma’s muddled foreign policy

2016-01-29 06:30

While some of South Africa’s strategies under the current administration have proved successful, these have been marred by diplomacy blunders.

How tax havens are widening the inequality gap

2016-01-19 11:00

How the rich are using tax havens to hide their wealth in offshore accounts, leading to inequality and leaving the poor worse off.

The PIC and your pension: Profit or politics?

2015-12-04 06:00

The PIC, which manages nearly R2tr in pension fund money, often gets criticised for its dealings. finweek puts the investment manager under the microscope.

Fostering good partnerships between government and business

2015-11-16 08:00

What makes a partnership between government and the private sector successful? Experts speaking at the EY Strategic Growth Forum Africa 2015, share their views.

Can the South African government afford free education?

2015-10-23 10:57

In a democracy, we’re supposed to be inclusive, but our current university system boasts exclusivity (to certain groups of people). #FeesMustFall

ANC insider: Rulers don’t know how to fix sliding economy, trying to plug wrong holes

2015-10-20 14:42

SA's economy is sliding - the rulers don’t know how to fix it and in their frustration are running around trying to plug all the wrong holes, says a struggle veteran.

Post Office acting CEO steps down

2015-10-12 10:16

The South African Post Office has announed that its acting group chief executive officer Mlu Mathonsi is resigning for “personal reasons”.

Mixed reaction to online censorship bill

2015-08-18 14:03

Fin24 users are divided on whether impending internet regulation in South Africa will be good or bad for the country.

Frans Matlala appointed as new SABC CEO

2015-07-01 14:59

Frans Matlala has been appointed as the SABC's new chief executive officer, saying "I need to acknowledge the honour I've been given".

 

Brand SA's belief in the country

2016-02-01 11:00

A lot has happened in SA that could leave South Africans despondent, but Linda Sangaret of Brand SA believes in our resilience and ability to move forward.

Tread carefully, Zuma and co

2016-01-22 07:43

Working class anger is often taken out on government, despite corrupt leaders' belief that those who rule are beyond reproach, warns Dumile Sibindana.

Petition launched to reject WhatsApp regulation

2016-01-15 11:59

An online petition is calling on government to reject calls by mobile networks to regulate OTT services such as WhatsApp and Skype.

Nigeria's tighter business controls a 'new normal'

2015-11-20 06:30

Various SA companies like Telkom, Standard Bank, MTN and Tiger Brands, have learnt expensive lessons in Nigeria. However tighter regulations could be good for business.

‘Freeze’ on hiring? No problem. State brings in more casual labour, stats show

2015-10-29 11:50

Part-time workers in all government spheres rose by 70% in 2014 to 470?176, according to Statistics SA.

Post Office ‘unable’ to pay full salaries

2015-10-21 11:00

The cash-strapped South African Post Office says it will struggle to pay its staff their salaries in October because of "current financial constraints".

The low-down on government bonds

2015-10-14 10:24

Government bonds are generally less risky to invest in and offer high returns to investors. Simon Brown explains how they work.

Internet bill an ‘onslaught’ against free speech

2015-08-20 13:53

A Fin24 user has questioned government’s real intentions behind pushing a controversial online regulation bill through cabinet.

Cees Bruggemans: SA govt stuck in the past, missing the future… at what cost?

2015-08-14 12:50

Restitution and compensation should be in a secondary supporting role rather than the sole primary one as has been the case for too many years, says Cees Bruggemans.

Govt in ‘advanced talks’ to sell Vodacom stake

2015-06-24 09:28

Government could sell its R27.7bn stake in Vodacom and the deal could be announced as early as this week, according to people familiar with the discussions.

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