Carol Paton Editor 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.

SAA rescue hits legal headwind

Business

Business rescue practitioners and department of public enterprises will oppose the application

PIC extends Matshepo More’s suspension, despite inquiry clearing her

News

The CFO of the Public Investment Corporation was suspended in March 2019 for irregularities related to the PIC’s ...

Gordhan refuses to eject as SAA spins out of control

Opinion

The public enterprises minister is now targeting his own rescue plan for the ailing national airline

Patel’s red pen will help to write an economic horror story

Opinion

The trade & industry minister has made seemingly arbitrary decisions on which sectors can resume work

Thinking on role of the state and Reserve Bank needs to be upended

Opinion

Criticised for playing too big a part, they are now the only actors that can do what is required to save the economy

Government weighing top-up to social grants

News

The cabinet is to meet on Wednesday after which  a ‘firm position’ on social grants will be taken

SA must prepare for worst before storm breaks

Opinion

As Covid-19 infections slowly rise, the Treasury’s immediate concerns should be protective equipment, relief for the ...

OK for now, but much more needed in coronavirus response

Opinion

Much will need to be done by the government in general and the Treasury and central bank in particular

Mandate for PIC fund is still too flimsy

Opinion

The rot must never be allowed to fester again, but this means more changes must be made

Dysfunctional state nuclear firm defers paying its licence fees

Business

Necsa had hoped to borrow R45m from subsidiary NTP Radioisotopes but that request was reportedly declined

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