I did not give anyone instructions to allow Gupta wedding landing - former transport minister

2019-07-02 16:21

The former transport minister, Ben Martins, has told the judicial commission of inquiry into state capture that at, at no stage, did he give anyone instructions to allow the Guptas' aircraft to land at Waterkloof Air Force Base in 2013.

#EskomInquiry: Martins opens up on Tony Gupta, Waterkloof saga and Suzanne Daniels

2018-01-31 16:20

Deputy Minister of Public Enterprises Ben Martins is not friends with Tony Gupta, the Eskom Inquiry heard.

#EskomInquiry resumes, suspended CFO Anoj Singh to testify

2018-01-22 21:00

The Eskom Inquiry is set to resume with suspended Eskom CFO Anoj Singh in the hot seat.

As it happened - Brown grilled by MP's about Guptas, state capture

2017-11-22 10:11

Minister of Public Enterprises Lynne Brown was grilled by MP's about an alleged meeting with Tony Gupta at her home (which she denied), state capture and the suspension of four Eskom officials in 2015 during another long day at Parliament's state capture inquiry.

Brown: Eskom liars will be charged

2017-11-14 15:55

Minister of Public Enterprises Lynne Brown says Eskom officials who misled her about state capture should be charged, after being accused of protecting executives involved in state capture.

Martins says he doesn't know (yet) what he did on alleged 'tea party' day

2017-11-09 20:03

Deputy Public Enterprises Minister Ben Martins vehemently denied having an “alleged phantom tea or coffee party” where Ajay Gupta and Duduzane Zuma were present, but he needs to consult his diary to find out what exactly he did on the day.

Ben Martins denies Gupta ‘tea party’ with Eskom legal head

2017-11-09 09:38

Deputy Public Enterprises Minister Ben Martins has denied meeting suspended Eskom head of legal Suzanne Daniels with Ajay Gupta and Duduzane Zuma near Melrose Arch in 2017.

Martins lashes out at Gupta links, Molefe dilemma

2017-05-25 17:21

Deputy Minister of Public Enterprises Ben Martins has spoken out about allegations of the Guptas' involvement at state-owned enterprises and the dilemma of Brian Molefe's return as CEO at Eskom.

Petrol price relief for motorists

2014-05-02 14:18

Motorists will get some relief at the pumps with the retail price of petrol and diesel dropping, says the energy department.

Another petrol price blow for consumers

2014-03-28 16:20

Motorists will have to fork out more at the pumps for petrol as the energy department announces another price hike, but the price of diesel is coming down.


AS IT HAPPENED: Transport ministry 'does not have authority over Waterkloof air base' - Ben Martins tells #StateCaptureInquiry

2019-07-02 12:30

Air Traffic Navigation Services chief Hennie Marais followed former transport minister Ben Martins at the judicial commission of inquiry into state capture, with testimony related to the Guptas' aircraft landing at Waterkloof Air Force Base.

Guptas to appear before Eskom Inquiry in March - chair

2018-01-30 06:25

The Guptas and their associates are scheduled to appear before the Eskom Inquiry on March 6 to answer questions about their alleged involvement in state capture.

#EskomInquiry: Committee moves to subpoena Ben Martins

2017-12-06 11:23

Parliament's oversight committee on public enterprises has moved to subpoena Deputy Public Enterprises Minister Ben Martins to give evidence before the committee.

Top5 on Fin24: Brown under attack in state capture probe, and Ramaphosa wants 'New Deal'

2017-11-14 17:26

ICYMI: A roundup of Tuesday's top financial and economic stories.

Brown's deputy says Eskom state capture inquiry is unfair

2017-11-14 14:05

Deputy Minister of Public Enterprises Ben Martins has hit out at revelations made at the parliamentary inquiry into state capture at Eskom, while providing an alibi for the Melrose Arch Gupta tea party.

Martins reveals that Guptas wanted him to remove Prasa board chair and CEO

2017-11-09 11:36

Deputy Public Enterprises Minister Ben Martins has admitted that he had met members of the Gupta family on "three or four" occasions.

More in the pocket

2017-05-28 06:05

New Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba was not the only ANC minister who actively worked for Gupta interests, or was allegedly pressurised into doing so. Others did too, states the report into state capture released on Thursday.

Questions raised over former minister's signature on nuclear procurement notice

2015-12-25 12:39

As questions are raised by opposition parties over former energy minister Ben Martins' signature on the recently gazetted notice to move ahead with the nuclear procurement programme, Martins has apparently taken to Twitter to comment on the matter.

SA looking for more electricity: Martins

2014-04-14 20:00

Energy Minister Ben Martins says South Africa will start looking around to buy additional power as the country strives to prevent blackouts.

Govt drops inland transport levy

2014-03-28 07:36

An inland fuel transport levy which compensates oil companies forced to use roads because of full pipeline capacity will be abolished from next month.

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