Our social development programs are too focused on welfarism and too little on healing the social pain that is overwhelming so many, writes Mamphela Ramphele.
Business Leadership South Africa head Busisiwe Mavuso says the organisation will continue encouraging senior black professionals to assume leadership in both private and public companies, despite the troubles faced by many of these entities.
How will the new minister of public enterprises, Pravin Gordhan, get the likes of Eskom and Denel back on track? Winslyn considers a few solutions proposed by the experts. (Afrikaans content.)
Cyril Ramaphosa recently appointed a promising new Eskom board. What can the board members do to turn the power utility around? The way parastatals operate also needs to be interrogated.
S&P's main worry is that plans to improve the underlying financial positions of parastatals may not be fully implemented, writes Stephen Labson.
Corruption in government and in business is getting in the way of the black child's future writes Muzi Kuzwayo.
Compromising the rules of the game and the institutions meant to administer them is eroding SA's trustworthiness as a national brand, says Solly Moeng.
There is an urgent need to restore confidence in SA's parastatals as their leaders have lost sight of what they're supposed to do, says Nonkululeko Gobodo
Former Prasa CEO Lucky Montana will go to court in a bid to clear his name after Public Protector Thuli Madonsela implicated him in maladministration.
SA's state-owned enterprises have collectively lost over R20bn and are rudderless after the government failed to heed warnings about a lack of leadership and vision.
Transnet Acting CEO Siyabonga Gama tells Tim Modise that Black Economic Empowerment is an imperative for the growth and future of South Africa’s economy.
The new public enterprises minister has a massive task ahead of him: Turning money pits such as Eskom and Denel around. Those in the know believe that replacing executives and board members won't do the trick.
Ratings agencies will not look kindly upon government’s sizeable guarantees to state-owned entities in light of the lack of private sector funding, says an economist.
The Pretoria High Court has found that Mpumalanga Premier David Mabuza interfered with a parastatal’s duties when he stopped the bidding process for a fourth casino licence in the province.
SAA is seen as a pot of money for the Zuma administration to dispense largesse and enrich politically connected cronies, says former board member Russell Loubser.
No political heavyweight seems courageous enough to speak out against the stink left by the shenanigans of SAA's chairperson, says Solly Moeng.
South African parastatals are beset with financial troubles, boardroom squabbles and mismanagement. Finweek investigates the current state of affairs.
Human Settlements Minister Lindiwe Sisulu has denied that state owned enterprises are in crisis, saying that "only a few" are not performing well.
The history of capitalism is filled with very effective SOEs, argues Mzwandile Jacks.
Government must up its game and save state-owned firms, says Mzwandile Jacks.
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