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28 May 2017
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26 May 2017
Why no lift-off for Africa’s branch of the BRICS bank?
The BRICS New Development Bank (NDB) would open its Africa Regional Centre (ARC) in Johannesburg in March 2016, South Africa’s then finance minister Pravin Gordhan confidently announced in February...
25 May 2017
SOEs are being used to loot taxpayers' money – Motlanthe
Parastatals are being used to loot taxpayers’ money, former president Kgalema Motlanthe said on Thursday. Recent shenanigans at Eskom demonstrated that public resources are being wasted and people...
DA: Natasha Mazzone: Address by DA Shadow Minister of Public Enterprises, during the Budget Vote on Public Enterprises, Parliament, Cape Town (25/05/2017)
Today I dedicate my 2017 budget vote speech to the brave men and women of South Africa, who, despite facing tremendous pressure, potential job loss and alienation from certain sectors, have boldly...
GCIS: Statement on the Cabinet meeting of 24 May 2017
Cabinet met on Wednesday, 24 May 2017, at Tuynhuys, Cape Town. 1. ISSUES IN THE ENVIRONMENT 1.1. Cabinet is concerned with the rising incidences of abuse and violence against women in our society....
Brown to set up Eskom corruption probe headed by retired judge
Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown has announced that she will institute a “broad scope” investigation into allegations of corruption currently hanging over State-owned electricity producer...
24 May 2017
DA: Natasha Mazzone on Eskom: There is now support across party lines for Parliamentary Inquiry
There is now support across party lines for a full-scale Parliamentary Inquiry into the multiple scandals, governance failures and the Molefe fiasco at Eskom. I have written to Acting Chairperson...
Afriforum: Political chess game within Eskom may leave SA in the dark
AfriForum brought an application in terms of the Promotion of Access to Information Act, 2000 (Act No 2 of 2000) to evaluate the documentation pertaining to Brian Molefe’s return to Eskom after...
AfriBusiness: Armand Greyling on Brian Molefe: AfriBusiness brings PAIA application against Transnet
AfriBusiness will launch an application in terms of the Promotion of Access to Information Act, 2000 (Act No. 2 of 2000) against Transnet regarding the New Multi-Product Pipeline’s (NMPP)...
Fraud cloud over Molefe's reappointment
The African National Congress (ANC) Study Group on Public Enterprises says it’s not satisfied with the responses of Minister of Public Enterprises Lynne Brown and the Eskom board regarding the...
23 May 2017
Brown, Eskom committed perjury, says ANC
The African National Congress (ANC) says representations by Eskom and Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown in Parliament on Tuesday about the reinstatement of Brian Molefe as Eskom CEO are...
Gordhan lays into Eskom board over Molefe
Former Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan on Tuesday called for the Eskom board to be fired and a full investigation into not only Brian Molefe’s return to the power utility, but his actions in his...
ANC: ANC statement on Eskom representations in Parliament
The African National Congress has noted the representations made by Eskom in Parliament today in relation to the reinstatement of Mr. Brian Molefe as Chief Executive Officer of the power utility....
DA: Natasha Mazzone says Brown must suspend arrogant Eskom Board, and full-scale Parliamentary Inquiry must follow
The DA has today publicly called on the Minister of Public Enterprises, Lynne Brown, to immediately suspend the board of Eskom following their shocking and flagrantly arrogant statements at the...
I was under the impression that Molefe had resigned, Brown reveals
When Eskom’s Board approached me to inform me of its decision to bring Mr Molefe back, I said I would support it on the proviso that it was legal. I also made this point repeatedly when addressing...
Brown drops opposition to legal challenge to Molefe’s reappointment
Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown has withdrawn her opposition to the court application for the reappointment of Brian Molefe as CEO of Eskom be set aside. “I will abide by the decision of...
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