Editorial: Serial wrongdoers get away with it

​An often cited definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result

SA counts cost of poor governance

If investors take a proactive oversight role, capital can be allocated to well-run entities

Parastatal waste equals tax shortfall

The amount misspent by state-owned enterprises may almost match the R50-billion budget gap

Is the era of parastatal paralysis over?

The SABC shake-up and ANC shift bode well for the reform of other public enterprises

Parastatals’ poor record hits home

‘Governance gaps’ and diminished confidence are eroding investors’ appetite for SOE bonds

Gigaba: ‘We’ll work within the law to transform SA’

Malusi Gigaba says the land issue must be resolved speedily to avoid Zimbabwe-style invasions.

​Divide and conquer, Eskom

The state utility could thrive if it splits its generation and transmission businesses, writes Bruce Raw.

​Fiscal risk: Beware the parastatals

The first statement of its kind, it signals the state’s concern over its exposure to Eskom and others.

Will the ANC turn South Africa into a developmental welfare state?

Throughout modern history, state-owned enterprises have played a critical role in shaping successful paths for developing economies.

Treasury’s bids to end corruption are peeling back a curiously connected gravy trail

The tangled web of murky dealings at parastatals hints at how state procurement has been fiddledå

Letters to the editor: April 8 to 15 2016

Readers write in about the ANC, President Zuma, parastatals and the Guptas.

Letters to the editor: April 1 to 7 2016

Readers write in about state capture, whiteness, the 'colonial literary system', and the Kardashians.


From the archives: For the first time, an insiders’ account of the Third Force

Two young gangsters give an horrific account of how they were encouraged, equipped and trained to carry out violence against ANC-linked targets by the security forces.

Ramaphosa bets big on infrastructure to boost economy

Sona was a mixed bag but there were some meaningful announcements

Stranded commuters say Ramaphosa’s rail promises ring hollow

Cape Town’s largest passenger rail line has been closed for months, hitting people’s pockets and adding to road traffic congestion

Press Releases

Response to the report of the independent assessors

VUT welcomes the publishing of the report of the independent assessors to investigate concerns of poor governance, leadership, management, corruption and fraud at the university.

NWU student receives international award

Carol-Mari Schulz received the Bachelor of Health Sciences in Occupational Hygiene Top Achiever Award.

Academic programme resumes at all campuses

Lectures, practicals, seminars and tutorials will all resume today as per specific academic timetables.

Strategic social investments are a catalyst for social progress

Barloworld Mbewu enables beneficiaries to move away from dependence on grant funding

We all have a part to play to make South Africa work

Powering societal progress demands partnerships between all stakeholders

So you want to be a social entrepreneur?

Do the research first; it will save money and time later

Social entrepreneurship means business

Enterprises with a cause at their core might be exactly what our economy desperately needs

Looking inwards

Businesses are finding tangible ways to give back – but only because consumers demand it