From trade to evacuations, SA seaports prepare for coronavirus challenge

2020-03-18 18:00

As from Wednesday March 18, the new maritime regulations kicked in to deal with the coronavirus. From visas to managing trade and evacuations, seaports are preparing for the period that lies ahead.

Adriaan Basson: We’ve run out of money and options - pensions will bail out Eskom

2020-03-02 06:00

It is clear to me that labour’s defence of jobs will not extend to the heavily bloated SOE management structures. Cutting just half of those Eskom managers will save the utility R800m per year. writes Adriaan Basson.

Gordhan: Labour, government must compromise on public sector standoff

2020-02-27 17:27

Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan has said government and labour will have to work diligently to seek a compromise if they are to realise government's proposal to reduce the public service wage bill by R160.2 billion in a sustainable manner.

Gordhan: SAA business rescue practitioners have final say on airline's restructure

2020-02-27 11:45

Government will respect their authority, says the minister of public enterprises.

OPINION | Ramaphosa dodges critical decisions, raising the question: is he a lame duck?

2020-02-18 11:58

The State of the Nation Address showed, once again, Ramaphosa’s proclivity to avoid tackling contentious issues, writes Mcebisi Ndletyana.

Adriaan Basson: De Klerk and Malema’s gift to Ramaphosa

2020-02-17 06:00

Malema desperately tried to show that by inviting him to the SONA, the ANC had endorsed his views about apartheid. This is nonsense, writes Adriaan Basson.

Julius Malema talks 'love and hate' in up-down relationship with Pravin Gordhan

2020-02-14 16:55

Just because two people divorce, doesn't mean they never loved one another. This is how EFF leader Julius Malema described the party's relationship with Minister Pravin Gordhan.

EFF to take NDPP decision to withdraw charges against 'rogue unit' on review

2020-02-09 18:14

The EFF is set to take the National Director of Public Prosecutions' (NDPP) decision to withdraw charges against the so-called SARS rogue unit on review.

'Biased' Judge Pillay is 'good friends with Gordhans and Hanekoms' - Edward Zuma

2020-02-06 08:17

Judge Dhaya Pillay is "biased" against former president Jacob Zuma because she is "good friends" with Pravin Gordhan and Derek Hanekom and their families, says Edward Zuma.

Ralph Mathekga: Mkhwebane's fate in the hands of unpredictable ANC caucus

2020-01-28 06:00

The instructions from Luthuli House would certainly urge that the ANC caucus in Parliament shows restraint on Mkhwebane, while the Union Buildings would certainly prefer her out of the office as soon as yesterday., writes Ralph Mathekga.


Gordhan: Other airlines are asking SAA to take on their passengers

2020-03-18 09:48

Many airlines have grounded more than 50% of their planes.

ANALYSIS: Mboweni’s 2020 Budget speech draws the battle lines

2020-02-28 06:00

With the economy on its knees, government’s latest budget speech expects unionised labour to share the pain. If history is a guide, the plan is unlikely to yield the desired results, writes Sean Gossel.

Mboweni: Private pensions should also be considered in plan to help cut Eskom's debt

2020-02-27 14:18

'If we go the pension route - it must be all of us.'

Development Bank's R3.5bn bailout of SAA may be depleted by early March - Gordhan

2020-02-19 12:32

'Nobody is going to offer you anything for SAA now. You could pick it up for R1,' the minister of public enterprises told MPs.

Adriaan Basson: De Klerk and Malema’s gift to Ramaphosa

2020-02-17 06:03

Malema desperately tried to show that by inviting him to the SONA, the ANC had endorsed his views about apartheid. This is nonsense, writes Adriaan Basson.

'Racialised' attacks on Gordhan are 'unacceptable' - SACP's Mapaila

2020-02-14 22:18

SACP first deputy general secretary Solly Mapaila says there is a fightback campaign by looters, and that is why Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan's constitutional rights are violated. This follows a tumultuous State of the Nation Address where Gordhan was one of the EFF's targets.

Adriaan Basson: Ramaphosa dare not raid the pensions of teachers and nurses to save Eskom

2020-02-10 05:51

Here’s the rider in the plan Ramaphosa will have to explain to the nation if he pushes it through: no Eskom employee may be retrenched. Eskom has 46 000 employees and an annual salary bill of R30bn, writes Adriaan Basson.

Ghaleb Cachalia: Cosatu’s PIC-Eskom bailout plan is outrageous

2020-02-08 08:00

The initiatives and context of Eskom's newly appointed CEO must be made public, and the validity of proposed future actions and sustainability of associated costs must be open to scrutiny, writes Ghaleb Cachalia.

Eskom transmission business will be 'self-standing' within a month, says Gordhan

2020-02-04 18:48

The new transmission business will be able to buy and sell electricity, which will allow other companies to start generating electricity for the grid.

Mmusi Maimane: Cyril, Pravin and Tito may be Mzansi Avengers to some, but cannot save ANC from itself

2020-01-24 09:00

That in this good guys, bad guys analysis may be the source of hope for some, but it is not helpful in addressing the systemic failures of government. It absolves responsibility from some and approbates undue praise onto others, writes Mmusi Maimane.

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