Who Owns Whom


Scorecard Finds Fishing Firms Are Most Transparent

A culture of secrecy remains prevalent in large sections of business

In many traditional African cultures, talking loudly avoids creating suspicions of secrecy — a gesture that could be well adopted by South African business. Transparency in business was an early victim of the apartheid state, which attempted to hide clandestine sanctions-busting as well as arms and equipment supply to the state ... Read More

WOWEB introduces a BEE peer analysis and a company transparency rating

An additional folder labelled ‘BEE’ has been added to the Companies’ file. Here you will find the selected company’s current and historical BEE certificates as well as a BEE peer analysis. The analysis is presented as an infographic comparing each of the company’s five BEE scorecard component scores against those of its peers. Read More

JSE-listed directors still mainly pale males — majorities grossly under-represented

Analysis of data by the independent research organisation Who Owns Whom reveals that active JSE-listed companies’ boards have directors who, on average, are relatively younger and who are serving in their current positions for a shorter time than their overseas counterparts. These directorships remain dominated by white men. Long-term structural reform needed Directorships held by women only account for 17% of all board-level appointments across all JSE-listed companies. Read More

Health sector continues to grapple with a crippling shortage of skilled staff

The healthcare sector is confronted by numerous challenges, including what is termed the Quadruple Burden of Disease: infectious diseases, notably HIV and Tuberculosis; maternal and child mortality; non-communicable diseases such as diabetes, cancer and hypertension; and violence, injuries and trauma. Read More