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Reg Rumney

Reg Rumney

    The loss reported by the public broadcaster goes to the heart of the mandate problems of state-owned companies.
    The loss reported by the public broadcaster goes to the heart of the mandate problems of state-owned companies.
    The CEO of the South African Broadcasting Corporation, in announcing at a Press conference at the Auckland Park HQ of the corporation a R411-million loss for the year to end-March, made it clear that profit was secondary....
    Looking back to where it started
    Looking back to where it started
    Corporate social investment has undergone enormous change since the Investing in the Future Awards was launched 25 years ago. The awards have...
    Shake-up for newspaper groups
    Shake-up for newspaper groups
    Ownership of one of South Africa’s big-four print groups is changing at a time when the landscape of the ­commercial print news media,...
    The writing is on the wall
    The writing is on the wall
    The boardroom battles and ownership of news media are in the political spotlight again. It is not so much their exposés of government officials...
    BBBEE code versus sector charters
    BBBEE code versus sector charters
    When they were new, transformation charters seemed to be a blueprint for black economic empowerment.
    Transformation in an age of compliance
    Transformation in an age of compliance
    Those involved in BEE can still sound evangelical, even at this late stage of the game.
    Ironies in Bafokeng platinum mine
    Ironies in Bafokeng platinum mine
    November saw the listing on the JSE of a majority black-owned mining company with a future as shiny as the metal it mines, platinum.
    The chink in the media's armour
    The chink in the media's armour
    Foreign direct investment, alongside black economic empowerment (BEE), has been hugely important in the transformation of the South African print...
    Many numbers, little clarity in JSE debate
    Many numbers, little clarity in JSE debate
    The most interesting figure mentioned in the news generated by the release of the JSE's estimate of black ownership was not the figure itself,...
    My stomach turns, cool head or not
    My stomach turns, cool head or not
    In trying to make sense of the ArcelorMittal story, I have come to see that the public understanding and the company's understanding of the deal...
    Low-key reaction to MTN BEE deal
    Low-key reaction to MTN BEE deal
    Given the 80% discount at which shares will be offered to ordinary black people who can come up with as little as R2 000 to invest, I would have...
    The BEE in Telkom's bonnet
    The BEE in Telkom's bonnet
    So far, private enterprise has done much better at transferring ownership into black hands than the parastatals. This is particularly true of...