Browsing: Cyril Ramaphosa
President Cyril Ramaphosa is considering whether to back a proposal to improve troubled Eskom’s debt terms by closing polluting coal plants early to make way for renewable energy.
A meltdown at some of South Africa’s biggest state companies is intensifying, placing the nation’s finances at risk and frustrating President Cyril Ramaphosa’s efforts to attract new investment and resuscitate a moribund economy.
In the podcast this week, Duncan McLeod and Regardt van der Berg chat about the looming layoffs at MultiChoice and what precipitated the move.
The communications minister will issue a policy direction to Icasa within a month, allowing broadband spectrum to be allocated to mobile operators, President Cyril Ramaphosa said in his state of the nation address.
President Cyril Ramaphosa said government will soon give the embattled state power utility “a significant portion” of the R230-billion it needs over the next decade to remain solvent.
South Africa simply has to rescue the nation’s distressed power utility. Even though it can’t afford to.
Communications minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams has welcomed the first meeting of the Presidential Commission on the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) as a step towards achieving its objectives.
While President Cyril Ramaphosa says power utility Eskom is considered too big to fail, S&P Global Ratings has a different view: it could be too big to support.
While state-owned enterprises such as Eskom, SAA and the SABC continue to make headlines for all the wrong reasons, one (partially) state-owned company is doing quite well, thank you very much. By Duncan McLeod.