13.12.2019 06:02 am
The state’s iron grip on South African lives was clearly demonstrated this week when President Cyril Ramaphosa stated: ‘We are clear that the state will retain ownership of all those state-owned enterprises that are strategic’.
With rolling blackouts now in their second week, Ramaphosa, Eskom chief executive Jabu Mabuza, Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan and Energy and Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe are claiming, it’s “not my fault”.
Solidarity will keep a close eye on the process to ensure no government interference, its CEO Dirk Hermann said.
However, municipalities are also owed more than R165bn for power by government departments, businesses and households.
There should be more than one practitioner, and unions want to be involved to ensure transparency, they say.
The process to decide if the airline could be rescued could take a few months if not a year, instead of the usual 25 business days.
Much confusion continues to prevail about the future of the controversial tolling system.
It is not yet clear what will be happening to the undocumented migrants at the nine-building facility.
It has recently been criticised by, among others, ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule and deputy secretary-general Jessie Duarte.
The minister said it would be part of ‘an orderly and methodical restructuring process at SAA’, and government will no longer be able to meddle.
Government has come under fire for trying to keep Saldanha Steel, a subsidiary of ArcelorMittal South Africa (Amsa) open at all cost, to the extent of resorting to protectionist tactics that adversely affect downstream steel firms.
The presidency has expressed concern that the news was leaked in an unofficial manner, but has nevertheless confirmed it.
There has been a huge turnout at the company’s facilities in Krugersdorp despite the wet and chilly weather.
The City wants to turn part of the Racing Park into emergency housing units.
South Africa’s latest gross domestic product (GDP) figures mark the fourth quarter of decline during President Cyril Ramaphosa’s tenure.
Taxi World editor Joel Mafenya calls for an end to the carnage and urges government to be ‘proactive’ not ‘reactive’.