Adriaan Basson: We’ve run out of money and options - pensions will bail out Eskom

2020-03-02 06:00

It is clear to me that labour’s defence of jobs will not extend to the heavily bloated SOE management structures. Cutting just half of those Eskom managers will save the utility R800m per year. writes Adriaan Basson.

OPINION: The ANC could destroy the coronavirus, like they did the economy

2020-02-26 12:49

After all, if the ANC could destroy the economy of a country that quite literally had it all, how difficult should it be for them to take on a smattering of flu-like symptoms? writes Howard Feldman.

Solly Moeng: The State of the Nation Address Ramaphosa will not deliver

2020-02-12 09:05

This is the SONA Solly Moeng would have liked to hear.

Solly Moeng: SAA can try for rescue, but its reputation has long crossed the line

2020-02-07 05:00

There seems to be little choice but for this airline to perish in order for a better one to emerge from its ashes, says Solly Moeng.

Solly Moeng: Give business owners a reason to stay in SA

2020-01-22 21:16

The more business owners emigrate, the worse the consequences for job creation, says Solly Moeng.

Herman Mashaba: the work of fixing South Africa has to start with our economy

2020-01-19 09:00

We need a government which says what it means and does what it says, and not a government that speaks with a forked tongue where our economic policy is framed by who they are addressing, writes Herman Mashaba.

Adriaan Basson: Who is really running Eskom?

2020-01-13 06:00

The only way to fix Eskom is to fix the people who work there. Until we have one, legitimate and universally accepted view of the true state of affairs at the utility, more lies will be told, and swords be fallen on, writes Adriaan Basson.

Solly Moeng: A decade of false starts and self-enrichment

2020-01-05 10:01

Let's hope the 2020s mark a true new beginning, starting with the reform of state-owned enterprises, says Solly Moeng.

Ramaphosa: We will take drastic steps to save state companies - just look at SAA

2019-12-09 08:34

The president, in his weekly newsletter, says the state will not allow state-owned entities to fail and would take 'all necessary steps – even drastic ones – to restore them to health'.

What, me worry? Eskom's ironclad government guarantee explained

2019-11-13 20:12

Eskom’s bonds, rated deep junk, are the gift that keeps on giving.


Gordhan: SAA business rescue practitioners have final say on airline's restructure

2020-02-27 11:45

Government will respect their authority, says the minister of public enterprises.

No more bailouts for state-owned enterprises - Twitter tells Mboweni

2020-02-16 10:32

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni put out a call to find out what Twitter users think about bailouts to ailing state-owned enterprises.

Ghaleb Cachalia: Cosatu’s PIC-Eskom bailout plan is outrageous

2020-02-08 08:00

The initiatives and context of Eskom's newly appointed CEO must be made public, and the validity of proposed future actions and sustainability of associated costs must be open to scrutiny, writes Ghaleb Cachalia.

OPINION: SOE's must stay state-controlled and out of the hands of business

2020-01-28 14:06

The country currently loses billions of rands through tax evasion, profit shifting and base erosion by the very private sector some seek to entrust with the economic development of our country, writes Sinawo Thambo.

Adriaan Basson: This is the type of rogue who wants Pravin Gordhan fired

2020-01-20 06:00

The battle to remove Gordhan and ultimately President Cyril Ramaphosa from office is in full swing and led by rogues like Mosebenzi Zwane, writes Adriaan Basson.

Ralph Mathekga: Where to from here for Eskom?

2020-01-14 09:58

Freeing Eskom from the grip of the ANC-led government could also have implications on the behaviour of the private sector which could gain massive power through which to subvert the transformation agenda of the ANC, writes Ralph Mathekga.

Ghaleb Cachalia: Open letter to ESKOM CEO Andre de Ruyter

2020-01-10 12:35

It has been made abundantly clear by many informed observers that the parlous state Eskom finds itself in is due in large measure to political interference, mismanagement, poor maintenance, and an opaque business model that has allowed for the infestation of graft in procurement, investment, construction and contracts, writes Ghaleb Cachalia

Mpumelelo Mkhabela: It's time for decisive decision-making, Mr President

2019-12-12 12:05

The presence of Cyril Ramaphosa's leadership should be felt even in his absence. It's time he began to take decisive decisions on his advisors and political appointees, who, in turn, must deal with the relevant technocrats, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.

Ferial Haffajee: Why Pravin Gordhan’s patriotism call to fly SAA flopped

2019-12-05 14:54

It seems the one thing government has become better at, is taking our money, says Ferial Haffajee.

Mboweni: Treasury not 'actively' considering prescribed assets

2019-11-05 18:57

In its 2019 election manifesto the ANC said it would investigate the prescribed assets.

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