All indications are that the ANC is prepared to execute the Tito Mboweni plan and sell the non-performing entities.
For the ANC it is like swallowing a prickly pear with thorns and all, because it is a testament to their inability to run certain entities profitably.
The Ramaphosa government faces an enormous fiscal dilemma, and the sale of various entities will not only be humiliating, but will also leave many ANC senior workers unemployed when private entities take over the entities.
However, the question is whether Cosatu and other unions will agree to such a move, knowing that their own members may lose their jobs because it is known that the state entities are not profitable because too many people are employed was taken.
Institutions such as Denel, SAA, Eskom, Transnet, and various other entities are likely to come under the “selling spotlight” when negotiating with the unions that will oppose the idea.