Fears about Minister Dlodlo weren't unfounded. Six months into the job, she's been accused of issuing illegal interception orders, writes Adriaan Basson.
Eskom needs to find ways of escaping its R440 billion debt – but selling off its coal-fired power stations won't do it, says Ted Blom.
Crazy, but true. On Tuesday Deputy President David Mabuza said he doesn't take Finance Minister Tito Mboweni "seriously". Let's break it down for you and try to answer the question: What does this mean?
Unbundling of Eskom has welcomed by some, but perhaps it should be approached with caution, says Sifiso Skenjana.
President Cyril Ramaphosa was allegedly 'immovable' during a Cabinet meeting on Tuesday in Cape Town where plans to salvage and streamline Eskom were discussed and adopted.
The union says it will approach the courts 'in due course' to have the national carrier placed under business rescue, which must be wholly or partly privatised to remain in business.
The government has a number of options to raise money for the fiscus and plug budget holes if it chooses to go the route of private sector participation, says an economist.
It will cost government R12.1m to make use of the services of Bain and Company to manage the merger of South Africa’s three state airlines - SAA, Mango and SA Express.
Private firms pick up anything lucrative on offer as governments try to offload service delivery obligations because they are obliged to do so, says Terry Bell.
Ivory Coast will break up its long-standing electricity and water monopolies to reduce prices amid growing public concern over price hikes, says President Alassane Ouattara.
International journalist Barry Wood winds back the clock to 1990, when he travelled to Germany. He visited a town called Weimar.
Privatising airports due to lack of funds for infrastructure development is not a “magic solution” for African governments, cautions the CEO of the International Air Transport Association.
Deputy president David Mabuza said Minister of Finance Tito Mboweni’s personal views should not be taken as ANC policy in terms of state owned entities.
Economist Dr Iraj Abedian says he hasn’t met a single investor who would buy the power utility’s assets – even if they were sold "for a rand".
Zimbabwe has announced plans to privatise and merge its ailing state-owned enterprises, many of which have been performing poorly in recent years while struggling to service their debt.
National Treasury Director General Dondo Mogajane says he was misunderstood when he was asked to comment about whether plans existed to privatise state owned enterprises.
Given that Reserve Bank shares do not serve a profit making objective, Wits Professor Christopher Malikane argues that it should be nationalised.
Privatisation may be the only viable option for struggling state-owned enterprises, according to the South African Institute of Race Relations.
Greece says it will relaunch the sale of a former airport in a privatisation that Athens expects will quickly unblock a new tranche of EU funding.
As the nation awaits the most anticipated Budget Speech post-1994, some experts maintain that fiscal tightening will have to be backed by drastic policy change.
Privatisation must serve the interests of the people, not just a small elite, says Leopold Scholtz.
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