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.

Gordhan: You are paying 4 times more for electricity because of stealing at Medupi and Kusile

2020-01-22 19:56

South Africans are paying up to four times more for electricity than a decade ago – and that’s to finance stealing and cost overruns at the Medupi and Kusile power stations.

Steely Gordhan to his enemies: I am executing the president's project, leave me alone

2020-01-22 07:35

Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan says his enemies and opponents must leave him alone so he could do his job of saving Eskom, SAA and other state companies.

Ramaphosa instructs party leaders to stop interfering at SOEs

2020-01-20 20:01

In what seemed like a warning to one of his high-ranking lieutenants, Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan, President Cyril Ramaphosa said leaders should stop interfering with the boards of state-owned enterprises.

Adriaan Basson: This is the type of rogue who wants Pravin Gordhan fired

2020-01-20 06:00

The battle to remove Gordhan and ultimately President Cyril Ramaphosa from office is in full swing and led by rogues like Mosebenzi Zwane, writes Adriaan Basson.


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.

The president’s man: Eskom, and how Pravin Gordhan navigates treacherous political waters

2020-01-24 08:00

He seems to be under constant pressure, with calls for his dismissal being made daily and from all quarters. But Pravin Gordhan, the minister of public enterprises, seems pretty unflappable, writes Pieter du Toit.

ANALYSIS | Gordhan, De Ruyter on Eskom crisis: 'We've got this'

2020-01-22 09:19

News24 has interviewed Gordhan and De Ruyter about the Eskom crisis separately, within hours of one another, and the similarities in their outlooks are striking.

Gordhan: I have confidence in Eskom’s De Ruyter

2020-01-21 22:01

Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan says he has full confidence in new Eskom chief executive André de Ruyter, adding he has already started to sweep clean the embattled and misfiring power utility.

Mboweni, Gordhan safe for now following special ANC NEC meeting

2020-01-20 15:46

President Cyril Ramaphosa seemingly deflects criticism of two of his most important lieutenants - Pravin Gordhan and Tito Mboweni - during the ANC's national executive committee (NEC) meeting.

Govt looking for funds and a partner to keep SAA in the skies

2020-01-19 20:07

The department of public enterprises says it is engaging with National Treasury to find a way to raise funds for the cash-strapped flag carrier.

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