When herd behaviour is used for selfishness, all you’re left with is a smug sense of entitlement, writes Charlene Naidoo.
Mostly sunny. Cool.
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.
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.
This is the SONA Solly Moeng would have liked to hear.
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.
The more business owners emigrate, the worse the consequences for job creation, says Solly Moeng.
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.
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.
Let's hope the 2020s mark a true new beginning, starting with the reform of state-owned enterprises, says Solly Moeng.
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'.
Eskom’s bonds, rated deep junk, are the gift that keeps on giving.
Government will respect their authority, says the minister of public enterprises.
Finance Minister Tito Mboweni put out a call to find out what Twitter users think about bailouts to ailing state-owned enterprises.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
It seems the one thing government has become better at, is taking our money, says Ferial Haffajee.
In its 2019 election manifesto the ANC said it would investigate the prescribed assets.
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