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Lynley Donnelly  

Lynley Donnelly  

    Costs are ‘out of control’ at Eskom
    Costs are ‘out of control’ at Eskom
    ‘Failure is not an option.” These were the final words of Eskom interim board chair Zethembe Khoza’s opening address at the power utility’s...
    Nobody's buying ANC's Reserve Bank story
    Nobody's buying ANC's Reserve Bank story
    A few months ago, the South African Reserve Bank announced it was making 149 000 shares available to the public and I made a snap decision to...
    Audit regulator refers irregularities found at Transnet, Eskom for investigation
    Audit regulator refers irregularities found at Transnet, Eskom for investigation
    Two major parastatals, Transnet and Eskom, are in hot water over auditing irregularities.
    Pension funds in ANC crosshairs
    Pension funds in ANC crosshairs
    The ANC has again set its sights on pensioners’ retirement money as a potential source of funding for state development.
    SAA flies rings around weary fiscus
    SAA flies rings around weary fiscus
    The latest bailout to SAA has again highlighted the risk that financially strained state-owned entities pose to the national fiscus.
    Hawks’ slow Prasa probe slammed
    Hawks’ slow Prasa probe slammed
    Figures in the billions come up a lot, such as R3.5-billion paid for locomotives that are allegedly “not fit for purpose” or have “safety...
    Johnny Dladla appointed Eskom acting chief executive
    Johnny Dladla appointed Eskom acting chief executive
    The Eskom board announced on Thursday that it had appointed Johnny Dladla as acting chief executive of the power utility.
    Locomotive local build deal delayed
    Locomotive local build deal delayed
    Grand promises that train engines made for Transnet under a R50-billion contract would be locally manufactured seem to be off to a rocky start with...
    Business, labour fight sugar reform
    Business, labour fight sugar reform
    The tax on sugary drinks, now termed a health promotion levy, has unusually united business and trade unions.
    Consumer fears hurt the economy
    Consumer fears hurt the economy
    Last year I began cutting back on my daily office pick-me-up – a takeaway latte. Instead, I bought refill packs of instant coffee, which cost the...
    SA economy plunges into recession
    SA economy plunges into recession
    The South African economy has gone into recession, at the same time that it tries to absorb continued political shockwaves in the wake of #GuptaLeaks and the recent cabinet reshuffle....