State Owned Entities

Ramaphosa bets big on infrastructure to boost economy

Sona was a mixed bag but there were some meaningful announcements

Everything Ramaphosa said about the economy in the Sona

The poor condition of state-owned enterprises remains a blight on growth forecasts

In his Sona speech, Ramaphosa must tread the line between promises and reality

South Africa has a slew of service-delivery problems, most notably in the water and electricity sectors. The time for promises is over: what the country needs is action

How failing power utility is fuelling South Africa’s economic crisis

It's not clear whether President Ramaphosa can coordinate his ministers in a way that provides clarity about dealing with the country's energy crisis

South Africa’s state owned companies: a complex history that’s seldom told

Why were they established in the first place and how have they survived this long? Their histories provide clues for their successes and failures

Government to place ailing SAA under business rescue

The move potentially draws a line under the crisis — if a rescuer can be found

Experts queasy over SOE bank Bill

The treasury’s proposed changes paving the way for SOE banks come with strict conditions, but analysts point to already troubled institutions

State forced to reconsider review of parastatals

Jacob Zuma has done an about-turn and will implement the recommendations of a 2013 report on management of floundering state-owned entities.

Editorial: Power and greed derail parastatals

Proponents of privatisation are missing a point: what's crucial, whether in state or private enterprises, is efficiency.

Zimbabwe’s parastatals ‘rotten to the core’

Ignorance, political interference, corruption and mismanagement cripple state-owned entities.

Changing the state of enterprises

The presidential review that calls for widespread reforms has been cautiously received.

Cabinet report speaks of rationalising parastatals

The review of state-owned entities moots the possibility of collapsing non-viable parastatals but skirts the vexed issue of privatisation.

Latest

Tshwane water woes in court again

The municipality has been accused of deliberately derailing the contract to sort out toxic water crisis in Hammanskraal

Life in lockdown: Behind closed doors keeping out the coronavirus

South African students in China are staying behind closed doors due to the coronavirus outbreak

Apartheid criminals still at large

Corporations and banks that aided the apartheid regime have not been brought to book, so they continue to act with impunity

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