Time to crack down on officials who cripple small firms

07 January 2016 - 02:06 By The Times Editorial

Lost amid the wall-to-wall coverage of the tumultuous student protests, the showboating in parliament, the SAA fiasco and the turmoil triggered by President Jacob Zuma's ham-fisted attempt to reshape the Treasury, was a news item that received scant attention. The Times's sister newspaper, Business Day, reported in November that, three years after implementing a 30-day payment policy, government departments were still failing to pay service providers on time.

This article is reserved for Sunday Times subscribers but, for a limited time, is free to read on our newly relaunched website.

To access the article, you only need to register – it’s quick and free. Already registered? Simply sign in below.

If you’ve already registered on the BusinessLIVE, Business Day, Financial Mail or Rand Daily Mail websites? Sign in with the same details.

Note: Login details from the former TimesLIVE/Sunday Times website are no longer valid. Please register again.

Questions or problems? Email helpdesk@timeslive.co.za or call 0860 52 52 00.