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Lynley Donnelly  

Lynley Donnelly  

    Rise of the new construction ‘mafia’
    Rise of the new construction ‘mafia’
    They have been dubbed criminal, and labelled the construction mafia. Their proponents believe they are legitimate agents of “radical economic...
    Sars has mountain to climb
    Sars has mountain to climb
    One of the toughest aspects of taking the hot seat at the South African Revenue Service (Sars) was “being thrown in the deep end” without the...
    Utility vows to complete Medupi and Kusile stations
    Utility vows to complete Medupi and Kusile stations
    Despite the problems experienced at Eskom’s two new coal-fired power stations, Medupi and Kusile, where costs have ballooned and delays abound,...
    Eskom: Is there life after debt?
    Eskom: Is there life after debt?
    Eskom must roughly halve its debt — reducing it by R250-billion — if it is to get back to an even financial footing based on current...
    Tax revenues record shock shortfall
    Tax revenues record shock shortfall
    The turmoil that the South African Revenue Service (Sars) has been under in recent years, was again evident in the preliminary tax collections...
    Moody’s stays mum on SA status
    Moody’s stays mum on SA status
    After a jittery week, credit ratings agency Moody’s opted not to make a call on South Africa’s credit rating on Friday evening.
    ‘Untenable’ mining charter compounds policy fears
    ‘Untenable’ mining charter compounds policy fears
    Unresolved disagreements, notably about ownership, are again at the centre of a looming face-off between the mining industry and government, after...
    Kganyago: SA banks can hold out against a downgrade
    Kganyago: SA banks can hold out against a downgrade
    South Africa’s banking system is robust enough to withstand a credit ratings downgrade, South African Reserve Bank (SARB) governor Lesetja...
    Industry in renewed battle over mining charter
    Industry in renewed battle over mining charter
    The minerals council is taking the 2018 mining charter on judicial review over provisions in the policy that it says remain “untenable” it...
    Outages: Problems and solutions
    Outages: Problems and solutions
    The domino effect of stage four power cuts this week — which stripped consumers not only of electricity, but of water and telecommunications...
    Hawks’ Steinhoff probe angers MPs
    Hawks’ Steinhoff probe angers MPs
    South Africa’s law enforcement authorities have again been lambasted for their failure to move on the investigation into retailer Steinhoff,...
    Eskom cannot rule out more rolling blackouts in coming months
    Eskom cannot rule out more rolling blackouts in coming months
    There is “no magic wand” to rid South Africa of the current bout of load-shedding as Eskom faces a myriad of historical, financial and...