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MARK BARNES: A golden opportunity to be proved in SAA’s ‘golden share’ model

SOEs are a different species, and they'll need to be tackled differently to endure the public-private mixture

20 June 2021 - 00:16 By Mark Barnes and mark barnes

Strategic partners are the talk of the town. The "sale" of 51% of SAA by the government is a ground-breaking, precedent-setting development, which completely opens up the possibilities for public-private partnerships. That is a good thing. The government is selling control of a state-owned enterprise (SOE) - have you ever? (If indeed that's what it is - it would be a grave error for it to be found out not to be. Deal details are sketchy, and not final, it seems.)..

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