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Lynley Donnelly  

Lynley Donnelly  

    North West takeover no simple task
    North West takeover no simple task
    National government’s use of section 100 of the Constitution to take over the failing North West province is not a panacea, civil society...
    On-off oil refinery back on the table
    On-off oil refinery back on the table
    Minister of Energy Jeff Radebe has refuelled the government’s determination to build another oil refinery.
    Lofty expectations for twin peaks
    Lofty expectations for twin peaks
    As South Africans reel from two bank collapses in the past four years, authorities have been steadily overhauling the entire legal architecture of...
    Calls mount to split auditing firms
    Calls mount to split auditing firms
    The scandals engulfing major auditing firms, most recently KPMG’s failures at VBS Mutual Bank, have reignited critics’ calls for major action...
    Eskom looking to take R67-billion out of your pocket
    Eskom looking to take R67-billion out of your pocket
    The objections to Eskom’s efforts to claw back almost R67-billion in revenue began in earnest this week as the first round of public hearings...
    Curator withdraws VBS's 2017 financial statements
    Curator withdraws VBS's 2017 financial statements
    The turmoil at VBS Mutual Bank deepened on Monday, when the bank’s curator announced he was withdrawing its most recent financial statements.
    KPMG woes deepen after VBS bank scandal
    KPMG woes deepen after VBS bank scandal
    The two KPMG partners responsible for auditing VBS Mutual Bank had not disclosed the full extent of their financial interests in relation to the...
    VBS’s billion-rand troubles laid bare
    VBS’s billion-rand troubles laid bare
    What was initially thought to be a liquidity crisis at the troubled VBS Mutual Bank has now emerged as one of “mismanagement and poor governance”, according to the bank’s curator, Anoosh Rooplal....
    Eskom unplugs fears of load-shedding
    Eskom unplugs fears of load-shedding
    About a quarter of its generation capacity is out of commission but power utility Eskom says it does not expect load-shedding this winter.
    SA’s honey pot becoming bitter
    SA’s honey pot becoming bitter
    Once or twice a year, an enormous bucket of honey makes its way to a friend’s kitchen counter. After harvesting it from his two hives at a game...
    Consumers have a little more money for Easter eggs
    Consumers have a little more money for Easter eggs
    The South African Reserve Bank has given borrowers a little Easter holiday gift, announcing a 25 basis point cut in interest rates on Wednesday....
    Eskom burning through diesel again
    Eskom burning through diesel again
    Eskom’s use of open cycle gas turbines has spiked in recent months, with fuel spend on these peaking power stations soaring almost 30 fold since...