Crunch time for SA's national nuclear company, which has run out of capital

2020-03-17 20:57

It is crunch time for South Africa's state-owned national nuclear company, which ran out of operating capital several months before its financial year-end.

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.

ANALYSIS: Eskom unveils next stage of restructuring and turnaround plan

2019-08-26 13:30

A leaked Eskom vision and strategy document, apparently prepared by the Boston Consulting Group for Eskom, has revealed the next steps of a long-awaited restructuring and turnaround plan for the embattled utility.

Executives abandon state companies over indecision

2019-08-05 08:52

Top South African business leaders called upon to help save ailing state-owned companies are abandoning their posts, frustrated by indecision and political interference.

Eskom's gain is SA's pain as investors balk at debt

2019-06-24 08:17

President Ramaphosa’s latest pledge to support Eskom is good news for the cash-strapped electricity company - but some investors are balking at the prospect of increased sovereign-bond issuance to pay for the bailout.

5 key things to know about Eskom - as Ramaphosa said it

2019-06-20 21:18

President Cyril Ramaphosa spent a large part of his State of the Nation address focusing on Eskom and how government plans to save the embattled power entity.

How SA's broken state-owned companies made the 'new dawn' a fake resurrection

2019-03-28 05:30

SA has pinned its hopes on the election to give its ailing economy new direction and growth, but as the country braces for news from rating agency Moody's this week, indications are its faith may have been unfounded, says Sean Gossel.

The Eskom break-up explained: What we know so far

2019-02-07 23:17

President Cyril Ramaphosa announced on Thursday evening that debt-laden power utility Eskom would be split into three separate entities – generation, transmission and distribution – which would still fall under the company Eskom Holdings.

Ramaphosa: We won't privatise state enterprises needed for development

2019-02-07 20:02

President Cyril Ramaphosa has assured that state assets will not be disposed if they are strategic for the development of the economy and South Africans.

More suspensions likely as Transnet works through report backlog

2019-02-06 07:33

Further provisional suspensions of staff may be on the cards at Transnet as auditors at the state-owned port and freight rail and operator continue to comb through past internal reports.


2019: A grim year for state-owned entities

2019-12-29 07:41

A number of key state-owned enterprises which are supposed to drive economic activity faced financial ruin, adding further strain on the ailing economy

Leadership instability, lack of accountability behind Prasa's poor audit outcomes - AG

2019-11-21 06:00

The lack of permanent leadership at Prasa has led to a regression in the entity's audit outcomes, according to the Auditor General.

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.

The unenviable task of the chief restructuring officer

2019-07-31 17:52

If the powers of the CRO appointed to SOEs could be any closer to those of a business rescue practitioner they would have a fighting chance to make decisions that may be felt within the SOEs, writes Matodzi Ratshimbilani.

Energy sector to Ramaphosa: What now for Eskom unbundling?

2019-06-21 07:42

President Cyril Ramaphosa appears to have backed down on his earlier decisiveness to tackle Eskom by unbundling the bankrupt utility, say energy experts.

Confusing laws enabled state capture, study by Dullah Omar Institute finds

2019-04-09 16:10

According to research by the Dullah Omar Institute, confusing legislation was a key enabler of state capture at South Africa's troubled state-owned entities - and calls for a "State-Owned Enterprises Act" to oversee the appointment of boards at parastatals.

There is no 'endless supply of cash' Mboweni tells Parliament

2019-02-21 14:05

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni told MPs on Thursday there is "no endless supply of cash" in government, and the state has no printing press to magic new funds.

Cosatu: Ramaphosa must guarantee Eskom restructure won’t lead to job losses

2019-02-07 21:40

The president must guarantee that the restructuring of Eskom he announced in his State of the Nation Address will not lead to job losses, says Cosatu.

Eskom likely to be 'front and centre' of #Budget 2019

2019-02-07 08:37

Eskom is likely to be "front and centre" of Finance Minister Tito Mboweni’s budget speech, predicts Deloitte's managing director for tax & legal.

Popo Molefe says new board found 'horror show' at Transnet

2019-01-17 09:37

The state-owned freight rail company has issued summons to former top executives implicated in financial mismanagement with a view of recouping some of the squandered money.

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