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Roy Cokayne has been a financial journalist for 34 years, focusing largely on the automotive, construction and property sectors. He is fascinated and passionate about life, living, the truth and justice.

Outa alleges e-toll manager ETC and Austrian owner involved in corruption and bribery

4 Mar 2021 /  Roy Cokayne   4
Calls for an independent inquiry into e-tolls and the high cost of the Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project.

Designation of locally-produced cement apparently approved

2 Mar 2021 /  Roy Cokayne   3
But application yet to be formally gazetted, says new industry body.

‘Smoke and mirrors’ from government on infrastructure expenditure

1 Mar 2021 /  Roy Cokayne   13
Claims that the budget boosts infrastructure spending exposed as false.

5.8% of the population is paying about 92% of all personal tax

1 Mar 2021 /  Roy Cokayne   56
They are also paying about 85% of all Vat.

Car makers welcome move to curb ‘grey imports’

26 Feb 2021 /  Roy Cokayne   7
They cost the fiscus an estimated R3.8bn in uncollected taxes each year – Naamsa.

M&R expecting lower profit (not a loss) from Gautrain

25 Feb 2021 /  Roy Cokayne   2
Bombela expected to lose about R700m in 2020/21 because of lower Gautrain ridership levels - Budget Review.

E-tolls fail to feature in the budget review

25 Feb 2021 /  Roy Cokayne   11
But government stresses the importance of the 'user-pay policy' to public entities.

Government pays, settles R267m demand for SAA guaranteed letters of credit

UPDATE
24 Feb 2021 /  Roy Cokayne   1
Budget Review reveals additional R4.3bn allocation to SAA in 2020/21 and R1.8bn in 2022/23.

Infrastructure spending boost in the budget

24 Feb 2021 /  Roy Cokayne   1
Infrastructure expenditure estimated to increase by 20.6% to R226.1bn in 2020/21.

Big investments coming to the auto sector in 2021

24 Feb 2021 /  Roy Cokayne   9
Major Chinese heavy truck manufacturer among the companies set to invest in SA.

Government unable to lift construction sector ‘out of the ashes’ on its own

18 Feb 2021 /  Roy Cokayne   11
R340bn infrastructure pipeline won’t be the ‘miracle cure’ unless private sector confidence levels are restored – Industry Insight.

Former Sharemax auditors’ disciplinary hearing postponed indefinitely

18 Feb 2021 /  Roy Cokayne   6
Following an application for the recusal of two members of the disciplinary committee.

Advocate for former Sharemax auditors claims case is ‘a nullity’

17 Feb 2021 /  Roy Cokayne    9
Says it could be an exercise in futility to continue with the matter.

SA launch of Nissan Navara delayed again due to pandemic

17 Feb 2021 /  Roy Cokayne   4
Company says Covid-19 ‘has not limited or delayed any investment’ from its side.

Surprising twist in former Sharemax auditors’ disciplinary hearing

15 Feb 2021 /  Roy Cokayne   7
Legal team is to bring an application for the recusal of members of Irba's disciplinary committee.
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