Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan

SAA business rescue plan might not be adequate, govt says

South Africa’s government said it was concerned that a business rescue plan for troubled national carrier SAA published late on Tuesday might not be adequate. The government placed financially strapped South African Airways under business rescue last December, but efforts to revive its fortunes have so far stuttered partly due[…]

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Govt will finally announce its plan for Eskom today

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[…]

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Mkhwebane was determined to make findings against me ‘irrespective of evidence to the contrary’ – Gordhan

Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan says Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane is determined to make adverse findings against him “irrespective of the evidence to the contrary before her”. In doing so, she acted with “improper or ulterior purpose”, Gordhan added. In a supplementary application filed on Monday as part of his[…]

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Mkhwebane probes SARS commissioner’s recruitment, selection

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane is investigating the recruitment and selection of SARS commissioner Edward Kieswetter. Her spokesperson, Oupa Segalwe, confirmed this to News24 on Wednesday. In response to questions, Segalwe confirmed the Public Protector was investigating two matters related to employment and SARS human resource processes. This was based on[…]

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Court reserves judgement in Mkhwebane, Gordhan review application

Judgement has been reserved in Public Enterprises minister Pravin Gordhan’s court application to review and set aside Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane’s findings against him. Lawyers for Gordhan, former SARS deputy commissioner Ivan Pillay, the Public Protector and EFF have concluded their arguments on Tuesday. Minister Pravin Gordhan brought an urgent application to the[…]

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‘Rogue unit’ report: Gordhan, Mkhwebane to square off in court

The North Gauteng High Court will on Tuesday hear an urgent application by Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan challenging the implementation of Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane’s remedial actions against him. Gordhan filed his review bid in response to Mkhwebane’s controversial report published in early July relating to the so-called ‘rogue[…]

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