Carol Paton Editor at large

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

News

Puzzling probe means it’s a free-for-all against André de Ruyter

The Eskom boss apparently has the board’s support, so why is it backing an inquiry into claims of racism?

Opinion

Mantashe’s ‘power ships’ set to sail, but will they hit the rocks?

Analysts say these ‘power ships’ are an excellent short-term solution but do not solve our long-term energy problems

News

SAA probed after ‘extraordinarily dangerous’ take-off

The SAA flight that collected the country’s second batch of Covid-19 vaccines from Brussels last month experienced an ...

News

New pension fund regulation published for comment

The proposed changes to regulation 28 set maximum holdings of asset classes for funds to spread risk

News

Tito Mboweni toughs it out to ease debt crisis

Government will need to borrow less in the next three years

Opinion

ANC policy on immigration perverse from top to bottom

Foreigners at the bottom end of the labour market have a lower rate of unemployment

News

No welcome sign for immigrants in draft critical skills list

Ramaphosa meets his deadline to release 'critical skills list' draft

News

Hasty SAA plan to courier vaccines foiled by regulator

Clearance for flight provided by SACAA too late for the vaccine run to Brussels

Opinion

With time running out, backsides need to be booted

Few state of the nation addresses have been so universally dismissed as President Cyril Ramaphosa’s last week

Opinion

Ramaphosa and the bleak state of the nation

The president has only two cards to play when he delivers his speech on Thursday

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