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Carol Paton Editor at large

Carol Paton writes on politics, economics, government finance, state-owned enterprises and anything else that looks interesting.

Business

Ramaphosa’s public jobs plan moves to second phase

The second phase aims to reach 570,000 people and has introduced some new programmes

Opinion
/ Editors Choice

Small changes can set up parties for success or failure

The changes on the margins in this election will be important signs of what is to come

Business

SA flagged for weak dirty-money controls

SA gets 18 months to improve its capacity to track and prosecute money laundering and terrorist financing or face ‘grey ...

News

Joburg pledges less load-shedding after signing new private power supply deal

Additional supply from Kelvin power state announced as electricity shortages become a key election issue

Politics

DA wants outright win in Nelson Mandela Bay after coalition chaos

Party brings out big guns with John Steenhuisen and Helen Zille addressing manifesto launch

Politics

Ramaphosa draws crowds in fight to win back Gqeberha

The 2016 DA victory was a major upset for the ANC as the Eastern Cape has always been its stronghold

Opinion
/ Editors Choice

Can SA grab climate envoys’ opportunity?

Eskom proposes to decommission coal power stations in return for concessional financing but the government is dragging ...

Politics

ANC leadership opts for minimal changes to electoral law

Top court ordered changes by June 2022 after it was declared unconstitutional

Opinion

Consequences of ANC ineptitude hurt in the right place at last

The party seems likely to get its just desserts in the upcoming local government elections

Opinion

De Ruyter kicks off play in just energy transition

Eskom CEO puts viable, albeit expensive, plan on table for shift to cleaner energy