Min­is­ter talks of SOE turn­around

The Star Early Edition - - NEWS - Jon­isayi Maromo

TRANS­PORT Min­is­ter Joe Maswan­ganyi has out­lined sev­eral turn­around strate­gies at State-owned en­ter­prises (SOEs) un­der his port­fo­lio, hop­ing that the re­forms ca­pac­i­tate the en­ti­ties to drive a devel­op­men­tal agenda and cut cor­rup­tion.

“Mov­ing for­ward, with South Africa as­pir­ing to be a devel­op­men­tal state, we are en­vi­sion­ing a frame­work for our SOE re­forms and op­ti­mal con­tri­bu­tion to eq­ui­table growth, de­vel­op­ment, trans­for­ma­tion, and ser­vice de­liv­ery in South Africa,” Maswan­ganyi said dur­ing a me­dia brief­ing on Fri­day.

He listed a host of re­forms, in­clud­ing im­prov­ing fi­nan­cial anal­y­sis, as­sess­ing per­for­mance based on ef­fi­ciency and ef­fec­tive­ness as well as ser­vice de­liv­ery, har­mon­is­ing re­mu­ner­a­tion prin­ci­ples, poli­cies and prac­tices across the SOEs, to en­sure com­pet­i­tive­ness and op­ti­mum re­ten­tion of per­son­nel, and im­prov­ing trans­port SOE col­lab­o­ra­tion and co-or­di­na­tion.

Maswan­ganyi said the fight against crime within these state in­sti­tu­tions was high on the agenda.

“In im­ple­ment­ing all these re­forms, we re­main com­mit­ted to fight against all forms of crime and cor­rup­tion.

“The na­tional gov­ern­ment has in­tro­duced and pro­moted var­i­ous pieces of key leg­is­la­tion such as the Pro­tected Dis­clo­sures Act, Pro­mo­tion of Ac­cess to In­for­ma­tion Act, Fi­nan­cial In­tel­li­gence Cen­tre Act, Pro­mo­tion of Ad­min­is­tra­tive Jus­tice Act and the Pre­ven­tion and Com­bat­ing of Cor­rupt Ac­tiv­i­ties Act to deal with crim­i­nal­ity,” he said.

Maswan­ganyi said the Depart­ment of Trans­port would be estab­lish­ing a strong in­sti­tu­tional ca­pac­ity to com­ple­ment the ba­sic in­ves­tiga­tive work, in col­lab­o­ra­tion with such in­sti­tu­tions such as the Pub­lic Pro­tec­tor, the Na­tional Pros­e­cut­ing Au­thor­ity, the Spe­cial In­ves­ti­gat­ing Unit, the Pub­lic Ser­vice Com­mis­sion, the Fi­nan­cial In­tel­li­gence Cen­tre and the Au­di­tor-Gen­eral.

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