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Lynley Donnelly  

Lynley Donnelly  

    Eskom aims to shed its debt load
    Eskom aims to shed its debt load
    Economists say Eskom’s suggestion to shift a portion of its debt on to the government’s balance sheet would do little to solve the structural...
    Struggling investments sting PIC
    Struggling investments sting PIC
    The Public Investment Corporation (PIC) is “assessing its options” regarding the Independent Media stable after the Government Employees...
    Take Eskom’s bitter pill and pay up
    Take Eskom’s bitter pill and pay up
    Eskom is forecasting a pre-tax loss of R15-billion for the year ending March 2019 and it is consumers and taxpayers who will have to help dig it...
    Red flags raised over Black Friday
    Red flags raised over Black Friday
    Warnings to watch your spending and not take on unwanted debt on Black Friday are becoming as numerous as the deals being advertised.
    Failing Eskom cripples one and all
    Failing Eskom cripples one and all
    Large energy users have flagged the risk of production disruptions and, ultimately, job losses if Sunday’s load shedding, caused by Eskom’s...
    Enterprise claws its way back after listeriosis outbreak
    Enterprise claws its way back after listeriosis outbreak
    Two and a half months after the listeriosis outbreak was declared over, Enterprise Food products are making a slow comeback to the market,...
    A good reason to get tanked this Christmas
    A good reason to get tanked this Christmas
    There may be some early festive cheer in store for South Africans — the petrol price could drop by about R1.50 a litre, if not more, in...
    Eskom tariff hikes will deepen pain
    Eskom tariff hikes will deepen pain
    Eskom’s latest request for a 15% tariff hike each year for the next three years, on top of revenue clawbacks, means rising electricity prices are...
    VBS needs to be wound up ‘urgently’
    VBS needs to be wound up ‘urgently’
    The final death knell sounded for defunct VBS Mutual Bank this week as the prudential authority of the South African Reserve Bank applied to...
    Final death knell for VBS, as liquidation application launched
    Final death knell for VBS, as liquidation application launched
    The prudential authority, which regulates South Africa’s banks, has applied to court to liquidate and finally wind up VBS Mutual Bank, it said in...
    Tough talk but SOEs score again
    Tough talk but SOEs score again
    Despite a deteriorating budget outlook, Wednesday’s medium-term budget policy statement (MTBPS) granted almost R10-billion more for struggling...
    MTBPS catches markets off-guard
    MTBPS catches markets off-guard
    This week’s medium-term budget policy statement (MTBPS) was a bitter pill for markets to swallow and could affect how ratings agencies, especially Moody’s, view the country’s prospects, according to analysts....