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24 June 2017
                       
 
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23 Jun 2017
 
 
AfriBusiness : Eskom refuses to provide information on Tegeta fine
STATEMENT
AfriBusiness brought an application in terms of the Promotion of Access to Information Act, Act number 2 of 2000, requesting Eskom to provide information on the highly controversial R2 billion fine...
 
 
If Koko returns, it won’t be as acting CEO, Brown avers, as she unveils interim board
ESKOM
Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown has called on the new interim leadership of embattled power utility Eskom to give priority attention to addressing the management of contracts, conflicts of...
 
 
22 Jun 2017
 
South32 awards R158m coal contract to 100% black-owned mining firm
COAL
Diversified mining company South32 has awarded a three-year, R158-million contract at the Wolvekrans Middelburg Complex to 100% black-owned Modi Mining, which aims to source up to 90% of its labour...
 
 
21 Jun 2017
 
DA: Natasha Mazzone says Guptas and Duduzane Zuma included in Eskom Parliamentary Inquiry on DA request
STATEMENT
The DA welcomes the approval today of our request that the implicated Gupta family members, and Duduzane Zuma will be summoned to appear before Parliament’s Inquiry into Eskom. The DA has pressed...
 
 
MPs to include State capture in Molefe probe
POLITICS
Parliament’s portfolio committee on public enterprises on Wednesday resolved to devote August to an in-depth probe of the circumstances surrounding Brian Molefe’s re-appointment to the helm of...
 
 
20 Jun 2017
 
Busiest project bidding period ever – ELB
MINING SERVICES
Johannesburg Stock Exchange-listed ELB Group is having its busiest project bidding period ever, and is seeing a strengthening in base metals and great opportunities in gold. “In the last six...
 
 
14 Jun 2017
 
 
 
The Republic of Gupta: A Story of State Capture
AUTHOR INTERVIEW
The Guptas rose to national infamy when a commercial airliner packed with guests for a family wedding was allowed to land at Air Force Base Waterkloof in 2013, sparking an onslaught of public...
 
 
 
 
South Africa’s power utility: so many red flags it’s hard to know where to start
THE CONVERSATION
South Africa’s state owned enterprises have been hit by one scandal after another signalling serious political and corporate governance failures. The largest of these, the power utility Eskom, has...
 
 
Numsa calls for an independent investigation into former Eskom chair Ngubane
POLITICS
The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) has said Ben Ngubane’s resignation from the board of Eskom was a positive development, and called for an independent investigation into...
 
 
13 Jun 2017
 
Ngubane’s resignation an attempt to avoid accountability, says ANC
POLITICS
The African National Congress (ANC) in Parliament on Tuesday said it was “perplexed” by the late-night resignation of Eskom chair Ben Ngubane and said it viewed his “resignation as an attempt to...
 
 
NUMSA: NUMSA calls for an independent investigation into Ngubane
STATEMENT
The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) notes the resignation of Dr. Ben Ngubane, as chairperson of the Eskom board. As NUMSA we view his resignation as a positive development....
 
 
DA: Natasha Mazzone says Ngubane’s resignation will not exonerate him from Eskom Parliamentary Inquiry
STATEMENT
The Democratic Alliance has noted the late-night resignation of Eskom Board Chairperson, Ben Ngubane, hot on the heels of damning revelations of the capture of Eskom leadership by the Guptas, and...
 
 
12 Jun 2017
 
Botswana determined to become investor friendly – Minister
BOTSWANA RESOURCE CONFERENCE
The government is determined to better its legislative framework and policies to ensure the country becomes investor friendly, against a backdrop of collapsed foreign direct investment (FDI)....
 
 
 
 
Renewable energy eclipsing coal – Fieldstone
COAL
Renewable energy is very rapidly ousting coal, which could present a blow to Botswana, which has been pinning its hopes on coal replacing the static diamond industry as its new platform for...
 
 
11 Jun 2017
 
DA: Natasha Mazzone says full scale Parliamentary Inquiry into Eskom set to commence
STATEMENT
Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Public Enterprises is set to commence a full scale Parliamentary Inquiry into the rot at Eskom, as requested by the DA. The DA has long pushed for this inquiry...
 
 
 
                       
 
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