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.

Moody's welcomes Eskom equity injection

2014-10-23 13:51

Government's announcement of the package of solutions to support electricity utility Eskom is positive, says rating agency Moody's.

Chabane: Don't just bail out parastatals

2013-05-28 14:30

Monitoring and Evaluation Minister Collins Chabane says there should be clear guidelines on support for state-owned entities instead of automatic bail-outs.


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.

Who really needs the Post Office anyway?

2014-10-28 12:04

With the growth of Postnet and the increase in the use of email, Sapo is becoming redundant, says Gugu Lourie.

Jonas: Post office has two mandates

2014-10-23 11:53

The success of parastatals, including the Post Office, hinges on balancing viability with their government mandate, says Deputy Finance Minister Mcebisi Jonas.

Gordhan warns unprofitable parastatals

2013-02-27 18:05

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan raised the spectre of restructuring loss-making parastatals in his budget review, but ruled out privatisation.

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