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Lynley Donnelly  

Lynley Donnelly  

    Infrastructure at the heart of Ramaphosa’s plan to boost the economy
    Infrastructure at the heart of Ramaphosa’s plan to boost the economy
    A renewed focus on infrastructure will form the backbone of President Cyril Ramaphosa’s economic stimulus package, which was announced at the...
    State has a mountain to climb
    State has a mountain to climb
    Whatever form the government’s stimulus package takes, the business community wants the state to avoid taking on additional debt “at all costs,...
    Nene promises financial prudence as all eyes turn to the MTBPS
    Nene promises financial prudence as all eyes turn to the MTBPS
    Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene gave assurances on Thursday that government was committed to fiscal prudence, despite additional spending pressures...
    Experts queasy over SOE bank Bill
    Experts queasy over SOE bank Bill
    The notion that South Africa needs another state-owned bank, or that a state-owned entity (SOE) should be able to own and run a bank, is a...
    Africa’s debt to China is complicated
    Africa’s debt to China is complicated
    President Cyril Ramaphosa assured South Africans this week that the government was not in the habit of “handing over the assets of our country to...
    Bloodied economy’s future is grim
    Bloodied economy’s future is grim
    The economy shrank for a second consecutive quarter, Statistics South Africa announced this week, dashing hopes that the country could dodge this...
    Clipped Hawks falter over Steinhoff
    Clipped Hawks falter over Steinhoff
    There appears to be little progress on any criminal cases relating to the collapse of household goods retailer Steinhoff, which may explain why...
    State non-payment implodes building company
    State non-payment implodes building company
    Construction of a student residence by South Point Property Investments in the heart of Braamfontein, Johannesburg, has been halted after the main...
    State eyes Transnet debt
    State eyes Transnet debt
    Transnet’s financial results released this week again threw a spotlight on the potential ramifications that governance failures at the major...
    Talk of state spending rings hollow
    Talk of state spending rings hollow
    The ANC’s proposed economic stimulus package to boost growth and possible plans by the government to pump more money into ailing parastatals...
    Ramaphosa to appoint commission of inquiry to probe PIC
    Ramaphosa to appoint commission of inquiry to probe PIC
    President Cyril Ramaphosa has agreed to appoint a commission of inquiry into alleged impropriety at the Public Investment Corporation (PIC), the...
    Sugar tariff hike satisfies no one
    Sugar tariff hike satisfies no one
    Tariff protections on sugar were increased last week but not everyone is thrilled by the decision, particularly industrial purchasers.