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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.

Carol Paton Editor at large
Ramaphosa secures COP26 green finance deal worth billions

This is the first significant financing deal to emerge from the landmark climate conference in Glasgow

Carol Paton Editor at large
CAROL PATON | Mistrust and misfires: social security proposal exposes broken ...

There are two lessons the government can learn from this debacle

Carol Paton Editor at large
President lifts threshold for companies to produce own electricity

Embedded generation is widely regarded as the quickest way to bring additional megawatts onto the grid

Carol Paton Editor at large
Racism claims against André de Ruyter of no substance, Ishmael Semenya rules

Semenya said he could also find no substantiation of poor governance on the part of De Ruyter or Eskom

Carol Paton Editor at large
CAROL PATON | 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

Carol Paton Editor at large
PIC extends Matshepo More’s suspension, despite inquiry clearing her

The CFO of the Public Investment Corporation was suspended in March 2019 for irregularities related to the PIC’s investment in Ayo Technology

Carol Paton Editor at large
SAA lost R5.1bn last year, MP reveals, ahead of Pravin Gordhan briefing

The state-owned airline, which is obliged by law to table its annual financial statements in parliament, has not done so since 2017