Department of Public Enterprise [DPE]

DPE is the shareholder representative of the South African Government with oversight responsibility for State Owned Companies (SOC) in key sectors, including: Defence, Energy, Forestry, ICT, Mining and Transport.

​ DPE is the shareholder representative of the South African Government with oversight responsibility for State Owned Companies (SOC) in key sectors, including: Defence, Energy, Forestry, ICT, Mining and Transport.

Led by Minister Lynne Brown and Deputy Minister Bulelani Magwanishe, the DPE monitors performance with regard to:

  • Infrastructure investment and delivery
  • Operational and industry efficiency
  • Financial and commercial viability
  • Governance and regulatory compliance

The SOC managed by the DPE are:

Transnet

Transnet is a public company wholly-owned by government. It is the largest and most crucial part of the freight logistics chain that delivers goods to each and every South African.

SAA

South African Airways (SAA) is one of the world's longest-established airlines.

SA Express

South African Express is a domestic and regional, passenger and cargo carrier established on 24 April 1994.

Eskom

Eskom is the world’s eleventh-largest power utility in terms of generating capacity, ranks ninth in terms of sales, and boasts the world's largest dry-cooling power station.

Denel

Denel (Pty) Limited is the largest manufacturer of defence equipment in South Africa and operates in the military aerospace and landward defence environment.