The review of state-owned entities moots the possibility of collapsing non-viable parastatals but skirts the vexed issue of privatisation.
The Chinese model of state-led development has garnered wide support from a number of African governments, but it comes with governance-related risks.
Pravin Gordhan is standing firm on curbing hikes in public sector wages, raising the hackles of Cosatu, which is girding itself for war on the issue.
Government has tightened the purse strings and its tough stance on bailouts for parastatals seems to be bearing fruit.
Pravin Gordhan stresses that government departments have to stretch their resources and fund their projects with their own cashflows.
President Jacob Zuma is looking East for inspiration, as the ANC pushes for resource nationalism rather than a crude form of nationalisation.
The conduct of some private companies is fuelling the debate on nationalisation, Public Enterprises Minister Malusi Gigaba said on Wednesday.
A state-owned pharmaceutical company providing ARVs is not a clear remedy for cheaper and more efficient manufacturing of the life-saving medication.
Malusi Gigaba has said efficient state-owned enterprises must be efficient to create jobs and unlock growth in South Africa.
Debate is raging in the ANC over whether to step up its involvement in the management of state-owned enterprises (SOEs).
The salaries of state-owned enterprise board members, like the SABC, is to be reviewed, Communications Minister Siphiwe Nyanda has said.
ANC convenes parliamentary hearings to establish a state mining company based on a resolution that no one in the party can find.
Cabinet on Wednesday took a hard line against apparent misconduct at South African Airways .
The Department of Public Enterprises responds to what it calls inaccuracies about the airline's capitalisation.