OPINION: Is it safe to do business with government?

2020-01-27 05:00

It has been said that the only thing that’s worse than losing a government tender in South Africa is winning the tender, says Peter Volmink.

Solly Moeng: Dear Eskom, can you generate goodwill along with some additional power?

2019-12-12 05:00

There is no room for a 'winner takes all' mentality in South Africa if its economy is to recover, writes Solly Moeng.

OPINION | How Germany resolves conflict between unions and employers: Lessons for SA

2019-11-29 10:46

Labour relations can become a hindrance to progress if they are governed by mistrust and ideological warfare. But if trust, responsibility and clear rules reign, like in Germany, it can shape a country's social progress, writes Martin Schäfer.

Ferial Haffajee: SAA strike grabs headlines, but the flying market has moved on

2019-11-22 05:00

SAA has eaten itself up. A badly treated passenger does not come back, says Ferial Haffajee.

PetroSA: $359m Rosgeo deal has been a long time coming

2019-11-20 05:00

PetroSA acting CEO Bongani Siyadini says a farmout contract between the state oil company and Rosgeo has taken longer than usual to finalise.

Denel's Talib Sadik appointed interim CFO at Adcorp

2019-11-18 20:35

Recruitment group Adcorp has appointed Talib Sadik as interim chief financial officer.

Transport union slams cross-funding of state-owned entities

2019-10-07 16:47

The United National Transport Union has called on government to stop taking money from one state-owned company to finance another.

Unions a crucial cog in the machine that could help save SOEs

2019-08-11 08:23

Workers must fight to get shares in the SOEs alongside private sector players and the state in a shareholding system that balances the commercial imperative and general wellbeing of the economy, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.

Ex-Credit Suisse banker admits kickbacks in Mozambique scam

2019-07-20 10:53

A former Credit Suisse Group AG banker has admitted taking millions of dollars in kickbacks as part of a scam that involved as much as $2bn in loans to Mozambique state-owned companies.

Gordhan: SOEs cannot do what they like and expect state support

2019-06-25 19:39

The "moral hazard" posed by poor governance at SOEs must be addressed, says Minister of Public Enterprises Pravin Gordhan.


Solly Moeng: SA is looking for love in the wrong places

2019-12-18 06:15

Our leaders cannot expect respect if they fail to show appreciation for their own self-worth and don't reject deals with others that seek to subjugate their country to the will of others, writes Solly Moeng.

Dwindling orders, falling budgets, no contingency plan: SOEs devastated by state capture, report finds

2019-12-03 06:01

Parliament's Portfolio Committee on Public Enterprises said in its newly released oversight report into state-owned companies that South African parastatals were still reeling from the effects of state capture and would need support from the Department of Public Enterprises.

SAA cabin crew trickle back as no-work, no-pay begins to bite

2019-11-22 10:49

On Wednesday and Thursday, 70 cabin crew returned to work. "A quarter of one's salary is not an insignificant amount of money," SAA spokesperson Tlali Tlali told Fin24.

Worst audit outcomes ever for SOEs

2019-11-20 17:06

Turnaround plans had virtually no impact for ailing parastatals, whose financial health "remained under significant pressure", the Auditor-General has found.

SAA says it is ramping up operations as strike continues

2019-11-19 13:38

Unions and the airline's leadership are still unable to find common ground.

Vuslat Bayoglu: Transnet is on the right track - and it's very good news

2019-10-26 08:00

Transnet Chairman Popo Molefe has made commitments that show that the state-owned logistics company could improve governance faster than skeptics would have it, says Vuslat Bayoglu.

Solidarity, Gerrie Nel kick off bid to privately prosecute ex-Eskom CEO Brian Molefe

2019-08-13 18:05

Trade union Solidarity and lobby group AfriForum have asked Advocate Gerrie Nel to kick off the process to privately prosecute the former head of the power utility.

CEO turnover hits record high - study

2019-07-23 19:10

CEO turnover hit a record high of 17% in 2018, a PwC study has found.

Do lifestyle audits on all SOE board members, parliamentary committee demands

2019-07-03 17:53

The Portfolio Committee on Public Enterprises wants lifestyle audits on all board members of state-owned enterprises, as well as director-generals.

Denel can now pay full salaries at 11th hour

2019-06-25 17:39

Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan says that a lender has come to the assistance of state-owned arms manufacturer Denel, and full salaries will be paid to all its employees.

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