No excuse for boycott by black professionals of state entities - new BLSA head

2019-07-09 21:14

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.

Winslyn looks at Gordhan's big task - fixing the SOEs

2018-03-28 16:11

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.)

Why shaking up SA’s power utility matters for the economy

2018-01-24 11:23

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.

Public enterprises played a big part in South Africa’s credit ratings downgrade

2017-04-05 13:27

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 is robbing our kids of a future

2016-09-11 06:04

Corruption in government and in business is getting in the way of the black child's future writes Muzi Kuzwayo.

The high price of impunity

2015-12-02 06:59

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.

Leaders of parastatals have lost the plot

2015-11-20 13:53

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

Montana: I will go to court over Prasa report

2015-08-25 11:35

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.

Management vacuum hobbles parastatals

2015-08-14 08:36

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.

Siyabonga Gama on the developmental role of State Owned Enterprises

2015-06-10 14:44

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.


Can Pravin fix SA’s shambolic parastatals?

2018-04-02 14:58

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.

Can Pravin fix SA’s shambolic parastatals?

2018-03-28 15:47

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 keep a close eye on SOE guarantees - economist

2017-08-02 19:45

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.

Court finds Mabuza interfered in parastatal

2016-12-11 06:01

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.

Russell Loubser: SAA – only voters can stop the plundering by ANC cronies

2015-12-08 10:13

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.

Dudu Myeni - Nene's SAA nemesis

2015-11-25 06:36

No political heavyweight seems courageous enough to speak out against the stink left by the shenanigans of SAA's chairperson, says Solly Moeng.

R20.6bn of your money lost by parastatals

2015-10-08 11:56

South African parastatals are beset with financial troubles, boardroom squabbles and mismanagement. Finweek investigates the current state of affairs.

There’s no crisis at parastatals, maintains Sisulu

2015-08-18 10:55

Human Settlements Minister Lindiwe Sisulu has denied that state owned enterprises are in crisis, saying that "only a few" are not performing well.

Give parastatals a chance

2015-08-14 07:19

The history of capitalism is filled with very effective SOEs, argues Mzwandile Jacks.

Don't sell state assets

2015-03-06 07:34

Government must up its game and save state-owned firms, says Mzwandile Jacks.

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