ARTICLES RELATING TO STATE OWNED ENTERPRISES

Denel defends suspensions, insists VR Laser jv above board

2016-05-11 15:03

Denel has defended its decision to suspend three high-ranking officials and insisted there was nothing untoward with the joint venture it entered into with Gupta-linked VR Laser.

Denel Asia's problems mount

2016-04-25 18:14

The problems of Denel Asia, a partnership with Duduzane Zuma and Rajesh Gupta's VR Laser, are mounting after it emerged that it failed to apply for an arms control permit.

How parastatals fit into Gupta web

2016-04-01 10:06

Since their friendship with President Jacob Zuma began in 2000, Gupta firms have built connections with board members of the parastatals for business.

Jonas: SA must fight rogue threats to government

2016-03-20 09:35

Deputy Finance Minister Mcebesi Jonas, who said the Guptas offered him a ministerial role, has urged vigilance against rogue elements that threaten the state’s sanctity.

Ramaphosa clarifies privatisation, minimum wage

2016-03-02 16:33

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa gives his view on the wholesale or partial privatisation of state-owned enterprises as well as a national minimum wage.

Gordhan blames ratings scare on SOEs, hints at NeneGate

2016-02-24 14:05

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan has blamed state-owned entities and hinted at NeneGate for SA’s precarious ratings outlook, a key to the country’s economic stability.

SOE privatisation will get 'stiff' opposition - Cosatu

2016-02-17 18:37

The privatisation of state assets by the ANC-led government will face stiff opposition from workers, the Congress of South African Trade Unions has warned.

SOEs no longer relevant will be phased out, says Zuma

2016-02-11 21:54

Economist Kevin Lings says President Jacob Zuma's announcements on the phasing out of state-owned firms is one of the most important of his address.

Academic reveals secret to successful SOEs

2016-01-22 15:28

The operation of state-owned companies in the development of emerging economies has been a success in some countries and an epic failure in others, says Prof Steve Koch.

Skywise's open letter to Jacob Zuma

2015-12-02 11:16

In the wake of its grounding by ACSA over unpaid debt, Skywise is pleading for the state's help in an open letter.

 

Brown grilled over Gupta links

2016-04-26 12:08

Opposition parties have laid into Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown for allowing the controversial Gupta family to infiltrate state-owned companies.

Jonas cautions PIC on SOE investments

2016-04-12 17:40

Deputy Finance Minister Mcebisi Jonas has acknowledged there are “huge problems” with state-owned firms and that government needs to be “more hesitant” when considering to invest in these entities.

ANC urges SA to defend integrity of financial institutions

2016-03-20 21:16

The ANC says it wants the country to defend the integrity of its financial institutions.

Nigeria to break state oil firm into 30 companies

2016-03-04 07:07

Nigeria is to break up its state oil firm into 30 separate companies as it seeks to reform the corruption-ridden, under-performing giant, says the oil minister.

SOEs must seek private investment for growth - Gordhan

2016-02-24 14:11

State-owned entities will work more frequently with private sector investors to accelerate infrastructure investment, says Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan.

WATCH: E-tolls slayer warns Gordhan not to raise taxes

2016-02-23 07:22

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan has been urged not to hike taxes and instead focus on cutting down on the size and cost of government, and privatise state owned enterprises.

James Lorimer: Optimum’s loss, Guptas gain. Private profiteering from SOEs.

2016-02-16 16:29

If Eskom is prepared to do a deal like the Gupta-linked Tegeta one, it needs to be prepared to prove its innocence before the court of public opinion, says the DA's James Lorimer.

Business leaders urge Zuma to sell state assets

2016-02-11 16:28

The heads of SA’s biggest companies have urged President Jacob Zuma to sell state firms, hike taxes and review labour laws as part of plan to try and avoid a junk rating.

PetroSA and CFO agree to part ways

2015-12-12 13:56

State oil firm PetroSA says it has reached an agreement with its Group CFO Lindiwe Mthimunye Bakoro to terminate her employment.

Police start probe into SAA

2015-12-02 10:27

The South African Police Service will start a probe into state-owned airline SAA, which is facing mounting losses while remaining reliant on government support.

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