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  • n. Plural form of parastatal.


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  • Many artisans in our country were trained in what was then called parastatals, and this made an enormous contribution to the country's skills base.

    Address by ANC President Jacob Zuma at the South African Communist Party Policy Conference

  • Chief among these, Wakeford, said was the slow pace of privatization, with so-called parastatals and their high input costs and lack of efficiencies adding to overall price increases and a lack of international competitiveness.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Zuma, who heads the ANC's deployment committee, said they would be considered for jobs in other sectors, such as parastatals and statutory bodies.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • They will also share information about their programmes and policies relating to municipal infrastructure and partnerships with private firms, public institutions (such as parastatals), non-governmental organisations, and community based organisations for service delivery.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Baqwa said the programme would be done in three phases, focusing on target groups such as parastatals, the public service and non-governmental organisations active in rural areas.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • EI was instituted in the 1980s as a military-led pilot project, and in 1998, the Cuban Government extended it from military to civilian "parastatals," reportedly to foster capitalist competitiveness.

    Conservapedia - Recent changes [en]

  • "parastatals," reportedly to foster capitalist competitiveness.


  • In much of Africa, the private sector is an afterthought, and the best jobs can be found in parastatals and state monopolies.

    Foreign Aid Isn't the Answer

  • This bill covers all organs of civil society, from local municipalities right across to parastatals [state-owned enterprises] like our public broadcaster, he said.

    South Africans Organizing Against Government Secrecy Bill

  • On the level of inputs, Egwu noted that the document had been distributed to all directorate - level officers of the FME, head of parastatals and Principals of Federal Unity Schools a a retreat in Abuja on March 20.

    Education:- Roadmap to 2011


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