Reviewing state-owned entities' governance landscape in South Africa

SOURCE: African Journal of Business Ethics
OUTPUT TYPE: Journal Article
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2015
TITLE AUTHOR(S): M.Kanyane, K.Sausi
KEYWORDS: GOVERNANCE, STATE-OWNED ENTERPRISES
DEPARTMENT: Democracy, Governance and Service Delivery (DGSD), Human and Social Development (HSD)
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 8928

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Abstract

The current state-owned entities' (SOEs) governance landscape ranges from fragmented accountability frameworks and human factors to a convoluted array of SOEs typologies, i.e. parent entities and subsidiaries. The article reviews the SOEs' governance landscape to unravel underlying inconsistencies and contradictions and provides a compelling argument for opting to create an overarching SOEs governance and seamless legislative framework. The study perused primary and secondary data employing qualitative methods. As the proposed governance and seamless legal framework as not an absolute resolve of all SOEs challenges, the study tests whether the option could assist in arriving at a liberating praxis that would straddle and fulfil the corporate and developmental aspirations of the state.