Carol Paton Writer at Large

Carol writes on government, on the ANC, Cosatu and politics, and business in general. What you see and the stuff you don’t.

Moody’s relegates Land Bank to junk


The credit ratings agency has downgraded debt issued by the Land Bank by one notch to Ba1, citing stressed SOEs

Mabuza and Mashatile light torches of a lynching


Ramaphosa and Gordhan are the first targets as the ANC national general council looms

SAA losses hit R10bn over two years


This is the first time in two years that parliament and the public have had sight of SAA’s financial statements

Eskom labour will be tough to handle


At Eskom things will not be over quite so fast.

Numsa’s wage demands at SAA are a side order on a bigger menu


It is Gordhan and Mboweni the union wants to see at the negotiating table