The pitfalls of nativism in South Africa

2014-11-19 07:10

Certain claims must not remain unchecked or above criticism, whether they are made by African descendants or descendants of colonial settlers. says Fairchance Ncube.

Crimea nationalises energy companies - report

2014-03-17 15:25

The parliament of Ukraine's Crimea voted to nationalise two energy companies, according to a statement on the parliament's website.

A squandered legacy

2013-12-12 07:27

SA's leaders did not exploit the potential created by Madiba, writes Leopold Scholtz.

Shabangu: We can't have another Marikana

2013-02-05 12:01

Mineral Resources Minister Susan Shabangu says the private sector must play its role in improving work conditions to prevent a repeat of the Marikana disaster.

Netherlands forced into nationalisation

2013-02-01 18:01

The Netherlands has nationalised banking and insurance group SNS Reaal at a cost of €3.7bn, Finance Minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem says.

ANC rejects nationalisation

2012-12-19 12:55

The ANC has rejected proposals to nationalise SA's mines but supports a windfall "resource rent" tax on mining firms, according to a draft policy document.

ANCYL plots nationalisation strategy

2012-12-14 11:20

The ANC Youth League will propose resolutions on the nationalisation of certain minerals and strategic mining companies at the party's conference in Mangaung.

Nationalisation backers 'wasted chances'

2012-10-12 09:44

Mineral Resources Minister Susan Shabangu says those calling for mines nationalisation were economically empowered, but wasted the money entrusted to them.

Shabangu: Nationalisation bad for mining

2012-09-27 17:01

Nationalisation would harm the mining industry, says Mineral Resources Minister Susan Shabangu.

ANC rejects 'wholesale nationalisation'

2012-09-27 12:09

The ANC has rejected "wholesale nationalisation" in favour of "strategic nationalisation", according to recommendations from its national policy conference.

Nationalisation back on the agenda

2012-09-20 22:22

The ANC Youth League intends proposing the nationalisation of oil, steel and mining companies after reports said that the ANC's Gwede Mantashe announced that nationalisation was back on the agenda.

Shabangu reassures foreign investors

2012-08-29 07:59

SA institutions provide protection for foreign investors in the mining sector, says Mines Minister Susan Shabangu in a bid to soothe jangled investor nerves.

Blanket nationalisation rejected - Zuma

2012-08-03 23:08

The ANC has rejected blanket nationalisation, President Jacob Zuma has said in Pretoria.

'Indigenisation not nationalisation'

2012-07-17 12:05

The indigenisation policy in Zimbabwe is not nationalisation, a government official says.

Firms kept in dark over mines grab

2012-07-06 08:38

The ANC's policy conference was billed as the final nail in the coffin for a drive to nationalise SA mines - but the corpse appears to be alive and kicking.

Tide turns against Zuma

2012-07-01 20:41

The ANC policy conference has seen Jacob Zuma taking a series of knocks that have left serious doubts about how much support he still has in the party he leads.

ANC conference to deliver mining verdict

2012-06-26 09:48

The ANC is set to decide on the role of the state in the mining industry at its policy conference this week, says secretary general Gwede Mantashe.

Land reform needs an act as forceful as war: ANCYL

2012-06-19 22:23

It is an illusion if South Africans believe they can get their land back peacefully, says ANC Youth League deputy president Ronald Lamola.

Telkom nationalisation on the cards

2012-06-19 08:33

The government, a top shareholder in Telkom, could delist and nationalise the struggling telecoms operator, a report says.

Shabangu: SA to dispel nationalisation fears

2012-06-12 14:12

Long-running investor concerns about whether mines may be nationalised will be laid to rest at an ANC conference later this month, says the mines minister.

ANC reiterates nationalisation stand

2012-05-23 07:44

ANC treasurer general Mathews Phosa has again assured the international community that the ANC does not intend changing its policy on the nationalisation of mines.

Argentina nationalises oil firm YPF

2012-05-04 10:55

Argentina's Congress has nationalised the country's biggest oil firm YPF by an overwhelming vote, underscoring popular support but rattling foreign investors.

Harare claims 51% ownership of all mines

2012-04-05 10:17

Zimbabwe's Empowerment Minister Saviour Kasukuwere says the government now deems 51% of all mines that did not comply with local empowerment laws as owned by the state.

ANC behaving like it's 'bewitched'

2012-03-19 12:51

Former Cabinet minister Charles Nqakula says the late Steve Tshwete would think the ANC was bewitched if he saw the political infighting and rifts in the party.


Gauteng ANC plans mining buyout - report

2014-08-10 08:28

The Gauteng ANC plans to table a Zimbabwe-style policy that could see government forcing mining houses to sell shares in a move that could be construed as a subtle form of nationalisation, according to a report.

Investors still fretting over nationalisation

2014-02-06 05:30

There are there still some rumblings about the nationalisation debate left over from the Malema era, says Chamber of Mines chief executive Bheki Sibiya.

Vavi: Nationalisation call not confusing

2013-04-07 16:35

The Congress of South African Trade Unions was not confused about its call for nationalisation, Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi says.

No nationalisation, insists Shabangu

2013-02-05 10:50

Nationalisation of mines is neither the policy of the ANC nor that of government, Mineral Resources Minister Susan Shabangu has told Mining Indaba delegates.

No plans for unsustainable mines - ANC

2013-01-17 22:15

The government has no plans to nationalise unsustainable mines and reiterated its proposal that they rather be put up for public auction, the ANC says.

Mantashe: Ponder mining proposals

2012-12-16 20:42

ANC delegates at the party's national conference had to apply their minds to the proposals made on mining, secretary-general Gwede Mantashe says.

FMF: No nationalisation in Charter

2012-12-11 17:35

The ANC's Freedom Charter does not promote the nationalisation of mines or banks, the Free Market Foundation says.

Mbalula: Don't reduce 2nd transition to songs

2012-09-26 22:29

The ANC's second transition cannot be reduced to freedom songs, national executive committee member Fikile Mbalula has warned.

Malema talks up nationalisation again

2012-09-19 11:24

Expelled ANC Youth League president Julius Malema has likened critics of the nationalisation of mines to those who opposed the end of apartheid.

ANCYL scouts for firms to nationalise

2012-08-27 16:25

The ANC Youth League says it will start identifying strategic sectors to be nationalised, mentioning Sasol, Kumba Iron Ore and Arcelor Mittal as targeted firms.

Winnie praises Julius Malema

2012-07-19 10:10

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela has praised expelled ANC Youth League president Julius Malema for his effort to bring about economic freedom.

Tax Sasol or nationalise it - SACP

2012-07-15 16:16

The SA Communist Party wants to see Sasol nationalised, but if this could not be achieved the petro-chemical giant should be subjected to a windfall tax on extra profits.

Nationalisation: Deliberate confusion?

2012-07-05 22:29

The ANC policy conference was billed as the final nail in the coffin for the drive to nationalise mines, but instead, the policy corpse appears to be alive and kicking.

ANC says no to nationalisation

2012-07-01 09:28

The research report on state intervention in the mining industry that rejects nationalisation was accepted by the ANC’s policy conference in Midrand this week.

ANC to ponder mineral asset policies

2012-06-21 14:15

The nature of state intervention in South Africa's mineral assets will be debated at next week's ANC policy conference in Midrand.

Telkom soars on nationalisation report

2012-06-19 11:18

Telkom shares have surged nearly 8% after a report said the government, its top shareholder, may be planning to buy the outstanding stock in the struggling firm.

KZN ANC says no to nationalisation

2012-06-18 18:24

The ANC in KwaZulu-Natal does not support the call for the nationalisation of mines, says provincial secretary Sihle Zikalala.

Good riddance to foreign investors: ANCYL

2012-06-08 15:50

South Africa will welcome the flight of foreign investors scared off by nationalisation and expropriation, says ANC Youth League deputy president Ronald Lamola.

Numsa: Nationalise mines, banks

2012-05-22 09:25

All key economic sectors, including mining and banking, should be nationalised, the National Union of Metalworkers of SA proposes in a policy discussion document.

Nationalisation call boosts ANCYL resolve

2012-05-02 14:31

Limpopo Premier Cassel Mathale's endorsement of the nationalisation of mines is inspiring, the ANC Youth League says.

Argentina to seize control of energy firm

2012-04-17 11:14

Argentine President Cristina Fernandez has unveiled plans to seize control of leading energy company YPF, drawing swift warnings from key trade partners.

Anglo: SA mining policies inconsistent

2012-03-29 17:23

The government's macroeconomic policies, especially on mining, will erode competitiveness and curb investment, says AngloGold Ashanti CEO Mark Cutifani.

Miners must benefit from mine - Malema

2012-02-28 14:28

ANCYL leader Julius Malema has called on striking Implats workers to negotiate to end their strike and return to work, but says the employer must also be prepared to negotiate.

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