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.

Scopa reads NSFAS, SA Express and Alexkor the riot act over late financial statements

2019-10-30 17:15

The standing committee on public accounts (Scopa) says the board of the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) has failed South Africa, rejected a report by South African Express and raised concerns about Alexkor.

Public enterprises dept should have more powers over SOEs - Parliamentary report

2019-10-21 15:55

Parliament's Portfolio Committee on Public Enterprises has thrown its weight behind a call to give the ministry more authority over South Africa's state-owned entities, recommending that a bill that would give it more oversight be fast-tracked.

SABC won't do away with TV licences – board chair

2019-09-17 21:00

SABC board chair Bongumusa Makhathini says that 72c for TV licences per day is not expensive, and the public can afford to pay R1 for a licence.

Prescribed assets are an apartheid-era policy that's blatant theft of pensions - MPs

2019-09-10 20:06

Members of the National Assembly on Tuesday debated government's proposal to investigate prescribed assets as an option to drive development in the country.


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.

Engineering giant ABB speaks out on Eskom tender probe

2019-10-23 21:33

Asea Brown Boveri (ABB) is being investigated for suspect payments related to work carried out by the Swiss industrial giant for embattled power utility Eskom.

Prasa appoints two new execs after cleanup

2019-10-01 19:26

Prasa has placed a number of executives and senior officials on suspension in recent months, but on Tuesday the board announced the appointment of two executives.

SABC bleeds billions in 'exorbitant' sports broadcast rights - CEO

2019-09-17 15:25

In the past three years SABC lost as much as R3.8bn on monies paid for sports broadcasting rights. If the SABC continued on this trajectory it would need another R6.8bn, members of Parliament heard.

Prasa appoints first permanent chief financial officer since 2014

2019-09-02 16:09

Prasa has appointed a permanent chief financial officer, the first since 2014.

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