The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa and the South African Cabin Crew Association said they had had constructive discussions with the government on ensuring the continued existence of troubled national carrier South African Airways (SAA) and fellow state-owned airline SA Express. The unions have been critical of the[…]
Public enterprises minister Pravin Gordhan said embattled SA Airways (SAA) going into urgent business rescue was not a bailout, but would restore the confidence of the airline and help safeguard the entity. Gordhan said the decision for the airline to go into business rescue was supported by government. He said[…]
The Minister of Public Enterprises, Pravin Gordhan, will at midday on Tuesday release government’s long-awaited Special Paper on Eskom. In a statement, his office said that he will set out in detail a comprehensive roadmap for Eskom in a “reformed electricity supply industry”. Gordhan is expected to announce that Eskom[…]
Having initially slipped under the radar on Saturday, Julius Malema has encountered a small-scale backlash for a jibe he used towards Pravin Gordhan, taunting the minister about his Indian heritage. Pravin Gordhan vs the EFF Malema’s war with Gordhan has been bubbling over for a while now, but it has[…]
When it rains, it bloody-well pours for Busisiwe Mkhwebane. The embattled Public Protector is fighting two of the most powerful people in the country through the courts, but she is also facing some more personal issues. Her current schedule reads like a nightmare version of a Craig David song. Why Busisiwe[…]
The Deputy-General Secretary of the SACP, Solly Mapaila says a joint campaign in support of democracy was not organised for Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan, but it was inspired by him. Mapaila addressed a crowd at the rally organised by the party and the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation at the Johannesburg Town Hall. The[…]
Both the EFF and the Public Protector have formed something of an alliance recently, after the PP’s report recommending remedial action against Pravin Gordhan encountered a severe backlash. The red berets have even offered their lawyers to assist Busisiwe Mkhwebane, and now, a Rastafarian source who features in the report has[…]
A key witness that Publilc Protector Busiswe Mkhwebane quotes in her report on public enterprises minister Pravin Gordhan has told the Sunday Times that he was never a member of the South African Revenue Services (Sars) ‘rogue unit’. In fact, according to the article, Keletso Bizoski Manyike worked as a[…]
ANC chief whip Pemmy Majodina condemned the “hooliganism” of the EFF and praised “comrade Gordhan” for his “restraint in the face of overt provocation”. In a statement released on Friday, Majodina condemned “hooliganism demonstrated by EFF Members of Parliament during the budget vote debate by the Minister of Public Enterprises,[…]
Comrade Pravin [Gordhan], we are in solidarity with you, we are with you.” This was part of a message delivered by the SACP’s first deputy general-secretary, Solly Mapaila, to rousing applause from members of the tripartite alliance. Mapaila made the comments just hours after Gordhan faced a standoff from EFF[…]
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