ARTICLES RELATING TO PRIVATISATION

There’s no way anyone will pay R450 billion for Eskom’s power stations, this energy expert says – though R1 may be a fair price

2019-08-30 14:00

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.

EXPLAINED: Why it matters that Mabuza dissed Mboweni

2019-03-13 14:34

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?

Sifiso Skenjana: Eskom unbundling isn't a silver bullet, and it's riskier than it looks

2019-03-11 06:01

Unbundling of Eskom has welcomed by some, but perhaps it should be approached with caution, says Sifiso Skenjana.

The Eskom break-up: Ramaphosa 'immovable' about salvage operation

2019-02-06 19:12

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.

Solidarity wants court to place SAA under business rescue

2018-04-08 15:00

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.

State asset sales could plug budget and revenue holes - economist

2017-08-03 06:01

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.

R12m for foreign firm to manage SA's airline mergers

2017-01-10 19:07

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.

Inside Labour: Privatisation: don't blame the companies

2016-06-24 08:13

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 to privatise power, water monopolies

2016-05-02 15:24

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.

Lessons for SA? Communist East Germany 25 years later – job well done

2015-10-07 16:18

International journalist Barry Wood winds back the clock to 1990, when he travelled to Germany. He visited a town called Weimar.

 

Privatising airports no magic solution – aviation CEO

2019-06-05 22:08

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.

Mabuza hits out at Mboweni over Eskom privatisation views

2019-03-12 16:39

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.

No one would buy Eskom, even if it sold for R1 - Ieading economist

2019-02-22 12:57

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 announces privatisation of ailing state firms

2018-04-14 13:10

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.

Potential SOE reforms still in early stages - Mogajane

2018-03-28 11:54

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.

Why the SARB should be nationalised - analyst

2017-03-03 21:15

Given that Reserve Bank shares do not serve a profit making objective, Wits Professor Christopher Malikane argues that it should be nationalised.

Privatisation the solution for SOEs - IRR

2016-09-21 17:40

Privatisation may be the only viable option for struggling state-owned enterprises, according to the South African Institute of Race Relations.

Greece says EU help just an airport sale away

2016-06-07 18:30

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.

Policy reforms can’t come soon enough

2016-02-23 13:44

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.

How not to privatise

2015-06-18 07:53

Privatisation must serve the interests of the people, not just a small elite, says Leopold Scholtz.

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