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Commission finds Eskom failed to comply with BBBEE Act 

By: Simone Liedtke     12th June 2019 The Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (BBBEE) Commission has found that State-owned Eskom failed to comply with the BBBEE Act in awarding a tender for the Duvha power station to a Chinese-owned entity. The tender was awarded to Dongfang Electric Corporation, an entity with 0% black ownership... 

Departures at State firms could drag out Ramaphosa's reforms  

By: Reuters     4th June 2019 President Cyril Ramaphosa's mission to fix two of South Africa's most troubled state companies, power firm Eskom and South African Airways, could take longer than planned after their chief executives quit within a week of each other. Investors say the CEOs' resignations could slow the... 

Organisations call for strong leadership at SAA following CEO’s resignation  

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     3rd June 2019 The South African Airways Pilots Association (Saapa) has expressed concern about reports that outgoing South African Airways (SAA) CEO Vuyani Jarana’s turnaround plan had been “sabotaged internally and externally”. “In the end, the CEO was hobbled by inflexible and restrictive government policy,... 

ANC region reminds new Transport Minister Mbalula about removal of e-tolls

By: African News Agency      31st May 2019 The African National Congress (ANC) in Gauteng's Ekurhuleni region has alerted new Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula to the contentious e-tolls matter that awaits his urgent attention as he takes office. The region held its executive council meeting this week and congratulated President Cyril... 

Busa petition for removal of public protector concerning – Sacci

By: African News Agency      30th May 2019 The South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry said on Thursday it was concerned that business body Business Unity South Africa, of which it is an affiliate, had petitioned parliament for the removal of advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane as Public Protector. Sacci said it had not been consulted on... 

We need serious overhaul of Cabinet to attract foreign investment – Prof Duvenhage

By: Sane Dhlamini     28th May 2019 President Cyril Ramaphosa needs to introduce a major overhaul of his Cabinet if he is to attract foreign investment, says political analyst Professor Andre Duvenhage. Duvenhage was addressing members of the business organisation Sakeliga in Centurion on Tuesday as the country anticipates the... 

Mkhwebane not fit for office – BLSA  

By: Sashnee Moodley     28th May 2019 Business Leadership South Africa said on Tuesday that it had lost trust in Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane and called for her removal, citing her continued lack of objectivity and "egregious character" as problems. BLSA further accused Mkhwebane of politicking and said her “political... 

These are the balls Ramaphosa will have to juggle ahead of Cabinet announcement 

By: News24Wire      27th May 2019 While President Cyril Ramaphosa is officially the man charge at the Union Buildings, there won't be any time for him to bask in any glory. His first major task is the announcement of his deputy president and the rest of his Cabinet. Ramaphosa is walking a tightrope as he balances the need to... 

Public Protector finds Gordhan guilty of 'improper conduct' 

By: News24Wire      24th May 2019 Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has found Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan guilty of "improper conduct" over his approval of then-deputy South African Revenue Services Commissioner Ivan Pillay's early retirement and payout. Mkhwebane made the announcement at a media briefing on... 

Cosatu wants Gordhan's department scrapped

By: Bloomberg     23rd May 2019 South Africa’s biggest labor-union group wants state companies to be managed by various ministries and wants the Department of Public Enterprises scrapped when President Cyril Ramaphosa announces his new executive. Such a step would do away with the department currently led by Public Enterprises... 

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