We've got news for you.

Register on BusinessLIVE at no cost to receive newsletters, read exclusive articles & more.
Register now

The financial and operational emergencies at Eskom and SAA grab headlines. But they are not unique.

National state-owned enterprises (SOEs) as a group have reported losses over the past two years. Analysis of the 21 national SOEs points above all to the effect of the economic slowdown, combined with weak oversight systems. (The enterprises analysed include the SA National Roads Agency — Sanral — which depends on toll revenue, but excludes the water boards, the sector education and training authorities and Telkom.)..

BL Premium

This article is reserved for our subscribers.

A subscription helps you enjoy the best of our business content every day along with benefits such as articles from our international business news partners; ProfileData financial data; and digital access to the Sunday Times and Sunday Times Daily.

Already subscribed? Simply sign in below.

Questions or problems? Email helpdesk@businesslive.co.za or call 0860 52 52 00. Got a subscription voucher? Redeem it now

Would you like to comment on this article?
Register (it's quick and free) or sign in now.

Speech Bubbles

Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

Commenting is subject to our house rules.