JUSTICE MALALA: Who are we fooling over NHI?
People who believe an ANC government can run a universal health-care system need their heads examined
The state can barely hold it together. The power utility, Eskom, is on the verge of collapse. Last week it told bondholders at a roadshow in London that it wants the majority of its R441bn debt transferred to the SA government. Read that again: R441bn in debt. In the same week Eskom announced an annual loss of R20.7bn.
Just a month ago finance minister Tito Mboweni announced that Eskom and SAA are among the state-owned enterprises that will receive support from the country’s contingency reserve account.