Dan Matjila

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Dan Matjila said : “Going forward we have to change course because we have realized the systematic risk nature of Eskom and it is a given that the economy cannot afford this asset to fail. We need to intervene more aggressively in SOEs because the government guarantees are not helping us in times when government finances are also under pressure,” “We now need to up the game and see how we play a bigger role in fixing the governance of Eskom and other SOEs. We are in the process of finalizing a document on how we are going to invest in SOEs going forward” External link

iol Wednesday, May 27, 2020 7:51:00 PM EAT

Dan Matjila said : “Eskom is not a good investment right now and no investor will put money into it until they fix it. There have been investments with its bonds that are guaranteed by the government” External link

mg Wednesday, February 26, 2020 10:41:00 AM EAT

Dan Matjila testified : “Yes, there was a continuous engagement with Dr. Surve,” “And the reason for this was not because of friendship per se, but because I and my colleagues were worried that the PIC was being increasingly exposed to high risk and I needed to be closely involved with the major players” External link

theglobeandmail Thursday, January 2, 2020 1:16:00 AM EAT

Dan Matjila told : “It became clear to me that I didn’t have the support of the chairman and I was going to have a steeper mountain to climb,” External link

citizen Tuesday, August 13, 2019 11:17:00 AM EAT

Dan Matjila said : “I got to a point where I realised that Ayo was probably the one opportunity that pushed me to my downfall,” “I sometimes used to think that, as a cat with nine lives, I must be on the edge and I was at a stage where I thought, I am done – there are no lives left,” External link

citizen Tuesday, August 13, 2019 11:17:00 AM EAT

Dan Matjila said : “But they took it as an opportunity to kick me out,” External link

citizen Tuesday, August 13, 2019 11:17:00 AM EAT

Dan Matjila said : “At times I even think that the Ayo transaction upset a lot of people that thought they had better deals,” External link

businessday Monday, August 12, 2019 9:42:00 PM EAT

Dan Matjila told : “I don’t think the PIC lost money. The last statement shows the R4.3 billion is still there and earning interest,” External link

citizen Monday, August 12, 2019 9:25:00 PM EAT

Dan Matjila said : “They would not have known if they weren’t told that the numbers were manipulated,” External link

citizen Monday, August 12, 2019 9:25:00 PM EAT

Dan Matjila said : "They would not have known if they weren't told that the numbers were manipulated," External link

irishsun Monday, August 12, 2019 4:42:00 PM EAT

Dan Matjila said : “My professionals were happy, they said that this can be done,” External link

mg Monday, August 12, 2019 2:25:00 PM EAT

Dan Matjila said : “That’s what I was advised,” External link

mg Monday, August 12, 2019 2:25:00 PM EAT

Dan Matjila replied : “Commissioner, they talk about various things” External link

dailymaverick Friday, July 26, 2019 5:37:00 AM EAT

Dan Matjila said : “I just said, ‘Are you able to help them?’ And I left it there so it was within his right to say no,” External link

dailymaverick Friday, July 26, 2019 5:37:00 AM EAT

Dan Matjila told ( about Iqbal Surve ) : “Yes there was a continuous engagement with Dr Survé and the reason for this was not because of friendship per se, but because I and my colleagues were worried that the PIC was being increasingly exposed to high risk and I needed to be closely involved with the major players so as to be able to continually assess the situation,” External link

businessday Wednesday, July 24, 2019 11:31:00 PM EAT

Dan Matjila told ( about Iqbal Surve ) : “Yes there was a continuous engagement with Dr Survé and the reason for this was not because of friendship per se, but because I and my colleagues were worried that the PIC was being increasingly exposed to high risk and I needed to be closely involved with the major players so as to be able to continually assess the situation,” External link

businessday Wednesday, July 24, 2019 2:53:00 PM EAT

Dan Matjila said : “The listing was subsequently withdrawn by the JSE citing non-compliance with the Companies Act,” External link

mg Wednesday, July 24, 2019 2:27:00 PM EAT

Dan Matjila said : “I treat all my colleagues with respect even when I am extremely angry!” External link

mg Wednesday, July 24, 2019 10:57:00 AM EAT

Dan Matjila said : “This approval was reduced to an agreement signed by me on behalf of the PIC and concluded with SIM,” External link

businessday Tuesday, July 23, 2019 10:59:00 PM EAT

Dan Matjila said : “I was very concerned about the vulnerability of the PIC IT platform. Not only was there a clear and obvious risk to R2-trillion worth of client assets if the PIC’s systems could be compromised in this manner, but there was a real likelihood that potential applicants for finance would be deterred from approaching the PIC for funding if the confidentiality of the applications could not be secured,” External link

businessday Monday, July 22, 2019 9:28:00 PM EAT

Dan Matjila replied : “It depends how you see this person. If you see this person as a whistle-blower, then the PIC should have investigated them. But we also don’t believe they are a whistle-blower, because some of the allegations are malicious. I can’t believe they should be given the status of a whistle-blower. They are throwing as much mud as possible and seeing if it can stick,” External link

businessday Monday, July 22, 2019 9:28:00 PM EAT

Dan Matjila said : “It depends how you see this person. If you see this person as a whistle-blower, then the PIC should have investigated them. But we also don’t believe they are a whistle-blower, because some of the allegations are malicious. I can’t believe they should be given the status of a whistle-blower. They are throwing as much mud as possible and seeing if it can stick,” External link

businessday Monday, July 22, 2019 9:28:00 PM EAT

Dan Matjila said ( about Dan Matjila ) : “The evidence for this accusation? There was a gentleman who had been appointed manager of the PIC canteen, who shared my surname. In fact, this Mr Matjila was no relation of mine,” External link

businessday Monday, July 22, 2019 9:28:00 PM EAT

Dan Matjila responded : “I don’t know what is the nature of the spying because really all we did was to scan email correspondence to Mimecast,” External link

mg Monday, July 22, 2019 6:44:00 PM EAT

Dan Matjila said : “He [Mayisela] has continued to provide the SAPS with the PIC’s confidential information,” External link

mg Monday, July 22, 2019 6:44:00 PM EAT

Dan Matjila said : “He was running things as if he was the board and everything. He set up many other things, made changes without the approval of the board which unfortunately did not contribute to the company,” “We had to intervene. We removed Mr Maponya and replaced him with Mr Tinus de Jonge while looking for a more suitable individual,” External link

mg Monday, July 22, 2019 2:17:00 PM EAT

Dan Matjila said : “Daybreak Farms is now profitable and making a significant contribution to transformation in the poultry industry,” External link

mg Monday, July 22, 2019 2:17:00 PM EAT

Dan Matjila told : “I categorically deny that I had discussed or agreed on an origination fee with anyone or payable to any person,” External link

citizen Thursday, July 18, 2019 10:17:00 AM EAT

Dan Matjila told : “Mr Maponya had become a serious thorn in the flesh of the PIC, and me personally, in his misinformed but aggressive attempts to get paid,” External link

citizen Thursday, July 18, 2019 10:17:00 AM EAT

Dan Matjila said : “I am very upset that I have been reported to a law enforcement agency on a trumped-up charge,” External link

citizen Thursday, July 18, 2019 10:17:00 AM EAT

Dan Matjila told : “There is no way I could have agreed to this sort of arrangement and did not do so,” External link

mg Wednesday, July 17, 2019 2:06:00 PM EAT

Dan Matjila said : “He would send threatening text messages and calls demanding payment, I told my colleagues that we were under no obligation to pay MMI any fees and that if there were any monies to be paid to MMI that was a matter between MMI and SA Home Loans,” External link

mg Wednesday, July 17, 2019 2:06:00 PM EAT

Dan Matjila said : “As a retail group with a global presence, Steinhoff was considered a sound investment and a darling of the JSE as well as other various stock exchanges around the world. However, the fact remains that PIC’s exposure into Steinhoff represented less than 1percent of the PIC’s assets under management, but material in value,” “I would like to ask the question that every asset manager who invested in Steinhoff is asking, and that is: where were the auditors when all this malfeasance was carried out? Like any investor, the PIC was and will always be totally dependent on audit reports to make prudent investment decisions” External link

iol Wednesday, July 17, 2019 11:37:00 AM EAT

Dan Matjila said : “We had concerns about governance and we couldn’t find a way of being heard, and when we got these shares, that gave us an opportunity to be heard – through Mr Naidoo; we thought we could use that,” External link

citizen Wednesday, July 17, 2019 10:25:00 AM EAT

Dan Matjila responded : “Governance is extremely important in the performance of companies,” “The return generation of any company is normally due to an appropriate board that is able to drive wealth creation and manage the risks of the board properly” External link

citizen Wednesday, July 17, 2019 10:25:00 AM EAT

Dan Matjila said : “The only way to do it was to find ways of influencing governance on the board,” External link

citizen Wednesday, July 17, 2019 10:25:00 AM EAT

Dan Matjila said : “The losses incurred through the PIC’s investment in Steinhoff were significant and deeply regrettable and I take full responsibility for them,” External link

citizen Wednesday, July 17, 2019 10:25:00 AM EAT

Dan Matjila said : "It was one in over 300 securities in the PIC portfolio, so the loss was thoroughly cushioned," External link

polandsun Tuesday, July 16, 2019 10:19:00 PM EAT

Dan Matjila said : "It was one in over 300 securities in the PIC portfolio, so the loss was thoroughly cushioned," External link

irishsun Tuesday, July 16, 2019 9:38:00 PM EAT

Dan Matjila said : “For me I saw it as knowledge sharing and coaching. This is something I am passionate about,” External link

mg Tuesday, July 16, 2019 4:53:00 PM EAT

Dan Matjila responded : “This is just a suggestion that we may have to persuade them and I still stand by my word that no one was forced at the time when they were seeking bidding letters of interest,” External link

mg Monday, July 15, 2019 7:03:00 PM EAT

Dan Matjila said : “I never mentioned it, but in my mind it was there,” External link

businessday Thursday, July 11, 2019 9:50:00 PM EAT

Dan Matjila said : “The most important thing was that I was transparent to both of them. They both wanted a binding letter of expression. I was uncomfortable that a company with no history (Kilicap) was trying to get R1.7bn. Mseleku had history [with us]. So a broader consortium was better for the PIC,” External link

businessday Thursday, July 11, 2019 9:50:00 PM EAT

Dan Matjila testified : “What is important here is what has happened and what would be preferable to the PIC. Is it a combined entity or two entities fighting for the same thing and losing because at that point they were the two serious companies that were fighting for funding for the PIC,” “Lack of communication and working in silos resulted in the three competing consortiums all having been promised support by the PIC including a non-binding letter of support,” External link

mg Thursday, July 11, 2019 3:50:00 PM EAT

Dan Matjila testified : “My estimation, [considering] my long experience in senior management positions at the PIC, is that whenever there is change, turmoil or movement in the ANC government, there is equal pressure and movement within PIC structures,” External link

citizen Thursday, July 11, 2019 3:03:00 PM EAT

Dan Matjila replied : “Of course that’s what it means. I can accept that now” External link

citizen Thursday, July 11, 2019 3:03:00 PM EAT

Dan Matjila says ( about Zweli Mkhize ) : “I was [then] asked [by Mkhize] if I could contact some of the people that had been funded by the PIC to contribute towards the ANC’s 2016 January 8 statement,” External link

businessday Wednesday, July 10, 2019 10:35:00 PM EAT

Dan Matjila responded : “I was simply relaying the message of the senior politician. I told him we [the PIC] are not allowed to do this [fund the ANC]. But he told me to pass this on” External link

businessday Wednesday, July 10, 2019 10:35:00 PM EAT

Dan Matjila told : “I was asked if I could contact some of the people that had been funded by the PIC to contribute towards the ANC’s 2016 January 8 statement [event],” External link

businessday Wednesday, July 10, 2019 8:15:00 PM EAT

Dan Matjila responded : “I was simply relaying the message of the senior politician. I told him we [the PIC] are not allowed to do this [fund the ANC]. But he told me to pass this on” External link

businessday Wednesday, July 10, 2019 8:15:00 PM EAT

Dan Matjila told : “I was asked if I could contact some of the people that had been funded by the PIC to contribute towards the ANC’s 2016 January 8 statement [event],” External link

businessday Wednesday, July 10, 2019 4:27:00 PM EAT

Dan Matjila responded : “I was simply relaying the message of the senior politician. I told him we [the PIC] are not allowed to do this [fund the ANC]. But he told me to pass this on” External link

businessday Wednesday, July 10, 2019 4:27:00 PM EAT

Dan Matjila believes : “wholeheartedly … the root cause as to why [he] was removed from [his] position” External link

citizen Wednesday, July 10, 2019 2:33:00 PM EAT

Dan Matjila says : "There was a lack of interference in the day-to-day running of the organisation," External link

irishsun Tuesday, July 9, 2019 10:16:00 PM EAT

Dan Matjila said : "The replacement of Nene with Gordhan did not have a significant impact on the PIC, as the chairman remained the same," External link

irishsun Tuesday, July 9, 2019 10:16:00 PM EAT

Dan Matjila told : “When I saw the terms of this inquiry, I knew it was directed towards me. This was more a personal vendetta than a governance review. If it was really a governance review it would involve executive directors driving this process,” External link

businessday Tuesday, July 9, 2019 2:46:00 PM EAT

Dan Matjila said : “This is important to bear in mind when considering the allegations that the PIC’s investment in unlisted portfolios amounted to a conflict of interest and doing business with friends and colleagues and the assertion that the investment in unlisted portfolios should have been suspended with immediate effect,” “The point is, the amendment to the PIC Act specifically authorised investment into socially responsible investments which are black economic empowerment transactions” External link

citizen Monday, July 8, 2019 4:30:00 PM EAT

Dan Matjila said ( about Nhlanhla Nene ) : “This is important to remember when considering the allegations against Mr [Nhlanhla] Nene in the S&S Refinery matter, and more recently, Deputy [Finance] Minister Mondli Gungubele’s involvement in the Edcon transaction,” “The rationale for the chairperson’s limited involvement in investment is because the PIC is the major investor in the bonds of state-owned companies and hence there would be a conflict of interest in the chairperson being involved in decisions to invest in the very enterprises that fall under the purview of the finance ministry” External link

citizen Monday, July 8, 2019 4:30:00 PM EAT

Dan Matjila said : “I will use my authority as CEO to sign the Ayo subscription agreement and have the decision ratified at the next [portfolio monitoring committee] meeting” External link

citizen Monday, May 27, 2019 9:52:00 AM EAT

Dan Matjila said : "The portfolio management committee that ratified the PIC subscription in AYO was chaired by the CFO [More]. This transaction was within the delegated authority of the PMC [portfolio management committee]," External link

businessday Wednesday, January 23, 2019 7:29:00 AM EAT

Dan Matjila said : “Our role is to make Anglo more South African-owned and controlled,” External link

miningnews Tuesday, December 6, 2016 4:37:00 AM EAT

Dan Matjila said : “We are not in favor of selling,” External link

mineweb Wednesday, October 26, 2016 8:07:00 AM EAT

Dan Matjila said : “There is appetite from our side to increase our stake,” External link

bloomberg Thursday, October 6, 2016 3:10:00 PM EAT

Dan Matjila said ( about Bob Diamond ) : “Talks with Bob Diamond ended a while ago,” External link

bloomberg Thursday, October 6, 2016 3:10:00 PM EAT

Dan Matjila said : “If there was an accelerated bookbuild we may have to hold a significant amount as a result of our structure and the benchmarks we are expected to track,” “We would need permission if our holding were to go more than 20 percent” External link

bloomberg Thursday, October 6, 2016 3:10:00 PM EAT

Dan Matjila said : "What is the rush to sell?" External link

bdlive Thursday, October 6, 2016 2:35:00 PM EAT

Dan Matjila said : "What is the rush to sell?" External link

businessday Thursday, October 6, 2016 1:31:00 PM EAT

Dan Matjila said : “What is the rush to sell?” External link

iol Thursday, October 6, 2016 1:29:00 PM EAT

Dan Matjila said : “Our role is to make Anglo more South African-owned and controlled,” External link

miningnews Thursday, October 6, 2016 12:58:00 PM EAT

Dan Matjila said : “What is the rush to sell?” External link

bloomberg Thursday, October 6, 2016 12:14:00 PM EAT

Dan Matjila said ( about Bob Diamond ) : "Talks with Bob Diamond ended a while ago," External link

businessday Thursday, October 6, 2016 11:06:00 AM EAT

Dan Matjila said : "If there was an accelerated bookbuild we may have to hold a significant amount as a result of our structure and the benchmarks we are expected to track," "We would need permission if our holding were to go more than 20%" External link

businessday Thursday, October 6, 2016 11:06:00 AM EAT

Dan Matjila said : “What is the rush to sell?” External link

mineweb Thursday, October 6, 2016 3:57:00 AM EAT

Dan Matjila said ( about Bob Diamond ) : "Talks with Bob Diamond ended a while ago," External link

bdlive Wednesday, October 5, 2016 1:07:00 PM EAT

Dan Matjila said : "If there was an accelerated bookbuild we may have to hold a significant amount as a result of our structure and the benchmarks we are expected to track," "We would need permission if our holding were to go more than 20%" External link

bdlive Wednesday, October 5, 2016 1:07:00 PM EAT

Dan Matjila said ( about Bob Diamond ) : “Talks with Bob Diamond ended a while ago,” External link

iol Wednesday, October 5, 2016 11:44:00 AM EAT

Dan Matjila said : “If there was an accelerated bookbuild we may have to hold a significant amount as a result of our structure and the benchmarks we are expected to track” “We would need permission if our holding were to go more than 20 percent” External link

iol Wednesday, October 5, 2016 11:44:00 AM EAT

Dan Matjila said : “There is no doubt that we are experiencing difficult times and the road ahead will not be easy,” External link

iol Tuesday, October 4, 2016 3:06:00 PM EAT

Dan Matjila told : "We want a structure with permanent capital," External link

businessday Monday, May 23, 2016 2:37:00 PM EAT

Dan Matjila told : "We want a structure with permanent capital," External link

bdlive Monday, May 23, 2016 2:28:00 PM EAT

Dan Matjila told : “We want a structure with permanent capital,” External link

mineweb Monday, May 23, 2016 1:39:00 PM EAT

Dan Matjila told : “We want a structure with permanent capital,” External link

iol Monday, May 23, 2016 12:21:00 PM EAT

Dan Matjila said : "Following the submission of the report on the findings by Gobodo to the PIC, internal processes were followed in terms of the PIC’s policies to address the recommendations contained in the report and the PIC board considers the matter closed," External link

bdlive Friday, May 20, 2016 7:15:00 AM EAT

Dan Matjila said : "Following the submission of the report on the findings by Gobodo to the PIC, internal processes were followed in terms of the PIC’s policies to address the recommendations contained in the report and the PIC board considers the matter closed," External link

businessday Friday, May 20, 2016 7:12:00 AM EAT



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Luther Lebelo pointed out ( about Dan Matjila ) : “It is not possible for (former PIC chief executive) Dr Dan Matjila to have the whole board ‘rubber-stamp’ his decisions as the report claims,” External link

iol Wednesday, April 8, 2020 2:08:00 PM EAT

Dan Matjila said ( about Dan Matjila ) : “The evidence for this accusation? There was a gentleman who had been appointed manager of the PIC canteen, who shared my surname. In fact, this Mr Matjila was no relation of mine,” External link

businessday Monday, July 22, 2019 9:28:00 PM EAT

Gill Marcus asked ( about Dan Matjila ) : “Why would you pass on such a request? This would create the impression that you can’t get on the wrong side of Dr Matjila. This is a very compromising role as CEO of the PIC. Why did you pass this on?” External link

businessday Wednesday, July 10, 2019 10:35:00 PM EAT

Gill Marcus asked ( about Dan Matjila ) : “Why would you pass on such a request? This would create the impression that you can’t get on the wrong side of Dr Matjila. This is a very compromising role as CEO of the PIC, why did you pass this on?” External link

businessday Wednesday, July 10, 2019 8:15:00 PM EAT

Gill Marcus asked ( about Dan Matjila ) : “Why would you pass on such a request? This would create the impression that you can’t get on the wrong side of Dr Matjila. This is a very compromising role as CEO of the PIC, why did you pass this on?” External link

businessday Wednesday, July 10, 2019 4:27:00 PM EAT

Iqbal Surve stating ( about Dan Matjila ) : “I consider Dan a good friend” External link

mg Wednesday, January 30, 2019 3:39:00 PM EAT

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Dan Matjila

Last updated on 2017-09-26T16:07+0300.

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Dan Matjila said : “Going forward we have to change course because we have realized the systematic risk nature of Eskom and it is a given that the economy cannot afford this asset to fail. We need to intervene more aggressively in SOEs because the government guarantees are not helping us in times when government finances are also under pressure,” “We now need to up the game and see how we play a bigger role in fixing the governance of Eskom and other SOEs. We are in the process of finalizing a document on how we are going to invest in SOEs going forward” External link

iol Wednesday, May 27, 2020 7:51:00 PM EAT

Dan Matjila said : “Eskom is not a good investment right now and no investor will put money into it until they fix it. There have been investments with its bonds that are guaranteed by the government” External link

mg Wednesday, February 26, 2020 10:41:00 AM EAT

Dan Matjila testified : “Yes, there was a continuous engagement with Dr. Surve,” “And the reason for this was not because of friendship per se, but because I and my colleagues were worried that the PIC was being increasingly exposed to high risk and I needed to be closely involved with the major players” External link

theglobeandmail Thursday, January 2, 2020 1:16:00 AM EAT

Dan Matjila told : “It became clear to me that I didn’t have the support of the chairman and I was going to have a steeper mountain to climb,” External link

citizen Tuesday, August 13, 2019 11:17:00 AM EAT

Dan Matjila said : “I got to a point where I realised that Ayo was probably the one opportunity that pushed me to my downfall,” “I sometimes used to think that, as a cat with nine lives, I must be on the edge and I was at a stage where I thought, I am done – there are no lives left,” External link

citizen Tuesday, August 13, 2019 11:17:00 AM EAT

Dan Matjila said : “But they took it as an opportunity to kick me out,” External link

citizen Tuesday, August 13, 2019 11:17:00 AM EAT

Dan Matjila said : “At times I even think that the Ayo transaction upset a lot of people that thought they had better deals,” External link

businessday Monday, August 12, 2019 9:42:00 PM EAT

Dan Matjila told : “I don’t think the PIC lost money. The last statement shows the R4.3 billion is still there and earning interest,” External link

citizen Monday, August 12, 2019 9:25:00 PM EAT

Dan Matjila said : “They would not have known if they weren’t told that the numbers were manipulated,” External link

citizen Monday, August 12, 2019 9:25:00 PM EAT

Dan Matjila said : "They would not have known if they weren't told that the numbers were manipulated," External link

irishsun Monday, August 12, 2019 4:42:00 PM EAT

Dan Matjila said : “My professionals were happy, they said that this can be done,” External link

mg Monday, August 12, 2019 2:25:00 PM EAT

Dan Matjila said : “That’s what I was advised,” External link

mg Monday, August 12, 2019 2:25:00 PM EAT

Dan Matjila replied : “Commissioner, they talk about various things” External link

dailymaverick Friday, July 26, 2019 5:37:00 AM EAT

Dan Matjila said : “I just said, ‘Are you able to help them?’ And I left it there so it was within his right to say no,” External link

dailymaverick Friday, July 26, 2019 5:37:00 AM EAT

Dan Matjila told ( about Iqbal Surve ) : “Yes there was a continuous engagement with Dr Survé and the reason for this was not because of friendship per se, but because I and my colleagues were worried that the PIC was being increasingly exposed to high risk and I needed to be closely involved with the major players so as to be able to continually assess the situation,” External link

businessday Wednesday, July 24, 2019 11:31:00 PM EAT

Dan Matjila told ( about Iqbal Surve ) : “Yes there was a continuous engagement with Dr Survé and the reason for this was not because of friendship per se, but because I and my colleagues were worried that the PIC was being increasingly exposed to high risk and I needed to be closely involved with the major players so as to be able to continually assess the situation,” External link

businessday Wednesday, July 24, 2019 2:53:00 PM EAT

Dan Matjila said : “The listing was subsequently withdrawn by the JSE citing non-compliance with the Companies Act,” External link

mg Wednesday, July 24, 2019 2:27:00 PM EAT

Dan Matjila said : “I treat all my colleagues with respect even when I am extremely angry!” External link

mg Wednesday, July 24, 2019 10:57:00 AM EAT

Dan Matjila said : “This approval was reduced to an agreement signed by me on behalf of the PIC and concluded with SIM,” External link

businessday Tuesday, July 23, 2019 10:59:00 PM EAT

Dan Matjila said : “I was very concerned about the vulnerability of the PIC IT platform. Not only was there a clear and obvious risk to R2-trillion worth of client assets if the PIC’s systems could be compromised in this manner, but there was a real likelihood that potential applicants for finance would be deterred from approaching the PIC for funding if the confidentiality of the applications could not be secured,” External link

businessday Monday, July 22, 2019 9:28:00 PM EAT

Dan Matjila replied : “It depends how you see this person. If you see this person as a whistle-blower, then the PIC should have investigated them. But we also don’t believe they are a whistle-blower, because some of the allegations are malicious. I can’t believe they should be given the status of a whistle-blower. They are throwing as much mud as possible and seeing if it can stick,” External link

businessday Monday, July 22, 2019 9:28:00 PM EAT

Dan Matjila said : “It depends how you see this person. If you see this person as a whistle-blower, then the PIC should have investigated them. But we also don’t believe they are a whistle-blower, because some of the allegations are malicious. I can’t believe they should be given the status of a whistle-blower. They are throwing as much mud as possible and seeing if it can stick,” External link

businessday Monday, July 22, 2019 9:28:00 PM EAT

Dan Matjila said ( about Dan Matjila ) : “The evidence for this accusation? There was a gentleman who had been appointed manager of the PIC canteen, who shared my surname. In fact, this Mr Matjila was no relation of mine,” External link

businessday Monday, July 22, 2019 9:28:00 PM EAT

Dan Matjila responded : “I don’t know what is the nature of the spying because really all we did was to scan email correspondence to Mimecast,” External link

mg Monday, July 22, 2019 6:44:00 PM EAT

Dan Matjila said : “He [Mayisela] has continued to provide the SAPS with the PIC’s confidential information,” External link

mg Monday, July 22, 2019 6:44:00 PM EAT

Dan Matjila said : “He was running things as if he was the board and everything. He set up many other things, made changes without the approval of the board which unfortunately did not contribute to the company,” “We had to intervene. We removed Mr Maponya and replaced him with Mr Tinus de Jonge while looking for a more suitable individual,” External link

mg Monday, July 22, 2019 2:17:00 PM EAT

Dan Matjila said : “Daybreak Farms is now profitable and making a significant contribution to transformation in the poultry industry,” External link

mg Monday, July 22, 2019 2:17:00 PM EAT

Dan Matjila told : “I categorically deny that I had discussed or agreed on an origination fee with anyone or payable to any person,” External link

citizen Thursday, July 18, 2019 10:17:00 AM EAT

Dan Matjila told : “Mr Maponya had become a serious thorn in the flesh of the PIC, and me personally, in his misinformed but aggressive attempts to get paid,” External link

citizen Thursday, July 18, 2019 10:17:00 AM EAT

Dan Matjila said : “I am very upset that I have been reported to a law enforcement agency on a trumped-up charge,” External link

citizen Thursday, July 18, 2019 10:17:00 AM EAT

Dan Matjila told : “There is no way I could have agreed to this sort of arrangement and did not do so,” External link

mg Wednesday, July 17, 2019 2:06:00 PM EAT

Dan Matjila said : “He would send threatening text messages and calls demanding payment, I told my colleagues that we were under no obligation to pay MMI any fees and that if there were any monies to be paid to MMI that was a matter between MMI and SA Home Loans,” External link

mg Wednesday, July 17, 2019 2:06:00 PM EAT

Dan Matjila said : “As a retail group with a global presence, Steinhoff was considered a sound investment and a darling of the JSE as well as other various stock exchanges around the world. However, the fact remains that PIC’s exposure into Steinhoff represented less than 1percent of the PIC’s assets under management, but material in value,” “I would like to ask the question that every asset manager who invested in Steinhoff is asking, and that is: where were the auditors when all this malfeasance was carried out? Like any investor, the PIC was and will always be totally dependent on audit reports to make prudent investment decisions” External link

iol Wednesday, July 17, 2019 11:37:00 AM EAT

Dan Matjila said : “We had concerns about governance and we couldn’t find a way of being heard, and when we got these shares, that gave us an opportunity to be heard – through Mr Naidoo; we thought we could use that,” External link

citizen Wednesday, July 17, 2019 10:25:00 AM EAT

Dan Matjila responded : “Governance is extremely important in the performance of companies,” “The return generation of any company is normally due to an appropriate board that is able to drive wealth creation and manage the risks of the board properly” External link

citizen Wednesday, July 17, 2019 10:25:00 AM EAT

Dan Matjila said : “The only way to do it was to find ways of influencing governance on the board,” External link

citizen Wednesday, July 17, 2019 10:25:00 AM EAT

Dan Matjila said : “The losses incurred through the PIC’s investment in Steinhoff were significant and deeply regrettable and I take full responsibility for them,” External link

citizen Wednesday, July 17, 2019 10:25:00 AM EAT

Dan Matjila said : "It was one in over 300 securities in the PIC portfolio, so the loss was thoroughly cushioned," External link

polandsun Tuesday, July 16, 2019 10:19:00 PM EAT

Dan Matjila said : "It was one in over 300 securities in the PIC portfolio, so the loss was thoroughly cushioned," External link

irishsun Tuesday, July 16, 2019 9:38:00 PM EAT

Dan Matjila said : “For me I saw it as knowledge sharing and coaching. This is something I am passionate about,” External link

mg Tuesday, July 16, 2019 4:53:00 PM EAT

Dan Matjila responded : “This is just a suggestion that we may have to persuade them and I still stand by my word that no one was forced at the time when they were seeking bidding letters of interest,” External link

mg Monday, July 15, 2019 7:03:00 PM EAT

Dan Matjila said : “I never mentioned it, but in my mind it was there,” External link

businessday Thursday, July 11, 2019 9:50:00 PM EAT

Dan Matjila said : “The most important thing was that I was transparent to both of them. They both wanted a binding letter of expression. I was uncomfortable that a company with no history (Kilicap) was trying to get R1.7bn. Mseleku had history [with us]. So a broader consortium was better for the PIC,” External link

businessday Thursday, July 11, 2019 9:50:00 PM EAT

Dan Matjila testified : “What is important here is what has happened and what would be preferable to the PIC. Is it a combined entity or two entities fighting for the same thing and losing because at that point they were the two serious companies that were fighting for funding for the PIC,” “Lack of communication and working in silos resulted in the three competing consortiums all having been promised support by the PIC including a non-binding letter of support,” External link

mg Thursday, July 11, 2019 3:50:00 PM EAT

Dan Matjila testified : “My estimation, [considering] my long experience in senior management positions at the PIC, is that whenever there is change, turmoil or movement in the ANC government, there is equal pressure and movement within PIC structures,” External link

citizen Thursday, July 11, 2019 3:03:00 PM EAT

Dan Matjila replied : “Of course that’s what it means. I can accept that now” External link

citizen Thursday, July 11, 2019 3:03:00 PM EAT

Dan Matjila says ( about Zweli Mkhize ) : “I was [then] asked [by Mkhize] if I could contact some of the people that had been funded by the PIC to contribute towards the ANC’s 2016 January 8 statement,” External link

businessday Wednesday, July 10, 2019 10:35:00 PM EAT

Dan Matjila responded : “I was simply relaying the message of the senior politician. I told him we [the PIC] are not allowed to do this [fund the ANC]. But he told me to pass this on” External link

businessday Wednesday, July 10, 2019 10:35:00 PM EAT

Dan Matjila told : “I was asked if I could contact some of the people that had been funded by the PIC to contribute towards the ANC’s 2016 January 8 statement [event],” External link

businessday Wednesday, July 10, 2019 8:15:00 PM EAT

Dan Matjila responded : “I was simply relaying the message of the senior politician. I told him we [the PIC] are not allowed to do this [fund the ANC]. But he told me to pass this on” External link

businessday Wednesday, July 10, 2019 8:15:00 PM EAT

Dan Matjila told : “I was asked if I could contact some of the people that had been funded by the PIC to contribute towards the ANC’s 2016 January 8 statement [event],” External link

businessday Wednesday, July 10, 2019 4:27:00 PM EAT

Dan Matjila responded : “I was simply relaying the message of the senior politician. I told him we [the PIC] are not allowed to do this [fund the ANC]. But he told me to pass this on” External link

businessday Wednesday, July 10, 2019 4:27:00 PM EAT

Dan Matjila believes : “wholeheartedly … the root cause as to why [he] was removed from [his] position” External link

citizen Wednesday, July 10, 2019 2:33:00 PM EAT

Dan Matjila says : "There was a lack of interference in the day-to-day running of the organisation," External link

irishsun Tuesday, July 9, 2019 10:16:00 PM EAT

Dan Matjila said : "The replacement of Nene with Gordhan did not have a significant impact on the PIC, as the chairman remained the same," External link

irishsun Tuesday, July 9, 2019 10:16:00 PM EAT

Dan Matjila told : “When I saw the terms of this inquiry, I knew it was directed towards me. This was more a personal vendetta than a governance review. If it was really a governance review it would involve executive directors driving this process,” External link

businessday Tuesday, July 9, 2019 2:46:00 PM EAT

Dan Matjila said : “This is important to bear in mind when considering the allegations that the PIC’s investment in unlisted portfolios amounted to a conflict of interest and doing business with friends and colleagues and the assertion that the investment in unlisted portfolios should have been suspended with immediate effect,” “The point is, the amendment to the PIC Act specifically authorised investment into socially responsible investments which are black economic empowerment transactions” External link

citizen Monday, July 8, 2019 4:30:00 PM EAT

Dan Matjila said ( about Nhlanhla Nene ) : “This is important to remember when considering the allegations against Mr [Nhlanhla] Nene in the S&S Refinery matter, and more recently, Deputy [Finance] Minister Mondli Gungubele’s involvement in the Edcon transaction,” “The rationale for the chairperson’s limited involvement in investment is because the PIC is the major investor in the bonds of state-owned companies and hence there would be a conflict of interest in the chairperson being involved in decisions to invest in the very enterprises that fall under the purview of the finance ministry” External link

citizen Monday, July 8, 2019 4:30:00 PM EAT

Dan Matjila said : “I will use my authority as CEO to sign the Ayo subscription agreement and have the decision ratified at the next [portfolio monitoring committee] meeting” External link

citizen Monday, May 27, 2019 9:52:00 AM EAT

Dan Matjila said : "The portfolio management committee that ratified the PIC subscription in AYO was chaired by the CFO [More]. This transaction was within the delegated authority of the PMC [portfolio management committee]," External link

businessday Wednesday, January 23, 2019 7:29:00 AM EAT

Dan Matjila said : “Our role is to make Anglo more South African-owned and controlled,” External link

miningnews Tuesday, December 6, 2016 4:37:00 AM EAT

Dan Matjila said : “We are not in favor of selling,” External link

mineweb Wednesday, October 26, 2016 8:07:00 AM EAT

Dan Matjila said : “There is appetite from our side to increase our stake,” External link

bloomberg Thursday, October 6, 2016 3:10:00 PM EAT

Dan Matjila said ( about Bob Diamond ) : “Talks with Bob Diamond ended a while ago,” External link

bloomberg Thursday, October 6, 2016 3:10:00 PM EAT

Dan Matjila said : “If there was an accelerated bookbuild we may have to hold a significant amount as a result of our structure and the benchmarks we are expected to track,” “We would need permission if our holding were to go more than 20 percent” External link

bloomberg Thursday, October 6, 2016 3:10:00 PM EAT

Dan Matjila said : "What is the rush to sell?" External link

bdlive Thursday, October 6, 2016 2:35:00 PM EAT

Dan Matjila said : "What is the rush to sell?" External link

businessday Thursday, October 6, 2016 1:31:00 PM EAT

Dan Matjila said : “What is the rush to sell?” External link

iol Thursday, October 6, 2016 1:29:00 PM EAT

Dan Matjila said : “Our role is to make Anglo more South African-owned and controlled,” External link

miningnews Thursday, October 6, 2016 12:58:00 PM EAT

Dan Matjila said : “What is the rush to sell?” External link

bloomberg Thursday, October 6, 2016 12:14:00 PM EAT

Dan Matjila said ( about Bob Diamond ) : "Talks with Bob Diamond ended a while ago," External link

businessday Thursday, October 6, 2016 11:06:00 AM EAT

Dan Matjila said : "If there was an accelerated bookbuild we may have to hold a significant amount as a result of our structure and the benchmarks we are expected to track," "We would need permission if our holding were to go more than 20%" External link

businessday Thursday, October 6, 2016 11:06:00 AM EAT

Dan Matjila said : “What is the rush to sell?” External link

mineweb Thursday, October 6, 2016 3:57:00 AM EAT

Dan Matjila said ( about Bob Diamond ) : "Talks with Bob Diamond ended a while ago," External link

bdlive Wednesday, October 5, 2016 1:07:00 PM EAT

Dan Matjila said : "If there was an accelerated bookbuild we may have to hold a significant amount as a result of our structure and the benchmarks we are expected to track," "We would need permission if our holding were to go more than 20%" External link

bdlive Wednesday, October 5, 2016 1:07:00 PM EAT

Dan Matjila said ( about Bob Diamond ) : “Talks with Bob Diamond ended a while ago,” External link

iol Wednesday, October 5, 2016 11:44:00 AM EAT

Dan Matjila said : “If there was an accelerated bookbuild we may have to hold a significant amount as a result of our structure and the benchmarks we are expected to track” “We would need permission if our holding were to go more than 20 percent” External link

iol Wednesday, October 5, 2016 11:44:00 AM EAT

Dan Matjila said : “There is no doubt that we are experiencing difficult times and the road ahead will not be easy,” External link

iol Tuesday, October 4, 2016 3:06:00 PM EAT

Dan Matjila told : "We want a structure with permanent capital," External link

businessday Monday, May 23, 2016 2:37:00 PM EAT

Dan Matjila told : "We want a structure with permanent capital," External link

bdlive Monday, May 23, 2016 2:28:00 PM EAT

Dan Matjila told : “We want a structure with permanent capital,” External link

mineweb Monday, May 23, 2016 1:39:00 PM EAT

Dan Matjila told : “We want a structure with permanent capital,” External link

iol Monday, May 23, 2016 12:21:00 PM EAT

Dan Matjila said : "Following the submission of the report on the findings by Gobodo to the PIC, internal processes were followed in terms of the PIC’s policies to address the recommendations contained in the report and the PIC board considers the matter closed," External link

bdlive Friday, May 20, 2016 7:15:00 AM EAT

Dan Matjila said : "Following the submission of the report on the findings by Gobodo to the PIC, internal processes were followed in terms of the PIC’s policies to address the recommendations contained in the report and the PIC board considers the matter closed," External link

businessday Friday, May 20, 2016 7:12:00 AM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
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public investment corporation ceo1.71%EN09/24/201724/09/2017
investment corporation ceo1.71%EN09/24/201724/09/2017
chief executive officer15.38%EN09/15/201715/09/2017
officer13.68%EN09/15/201715/09/2017
chief executive2.56%EN11/28/201628/11/2016
public investment corp. chief executive officer7.69%EN10/06/201606/10/2016
investment corp. chief executive officer7.69%EN10/06/201606/10/2016
public investment corporation chief executive officer2.56%EN10/06/201606/10/2016
investment corporation chief executive officer2.56%EN10/06/201606/10/2016
investment officer1.71%EN10/03/201603/10/2016
head3.42%EN05/23/201623/05/2016
Names Lang Count
Dan MatjilaEN100.00%


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Luther Lebelo pointed out ( about Dan Matjila ) : “It is not possible for (former PIC chief executive) Dr Dan Matjila to have the whole board ‘rubber-stamp’ his decisions as the report claims,” External link

iol Wednesday, April 8, 2020 2:08:00 PM EAT

Dan Matjila said ( about Dan Matjila ) : “The evidence for this accusation? There was a gentleman who had been appointed manager of the PIC canteen, who shared my surname. In fact, this Mr Matjila was no relation of mine,” External link

businessday Monday, July 22, 2019 9:28:00 PM EAT

Gill Marcus asked ( about Dan Matjila ) : “Why would you pass on such a request? This would create the impression that you can’t get on the wrong side of Dr Matjila. This is a very compromising role as CEO of the PIC. Why did you pass this on?” External link

businessday Wednesday, July 10, 2019 10:35:00 PM EAT

Gill Marcus asked ( about Dan Matjila ) : “Why would you pass on such a request? This would create the impression that you can’t get on the wrong side of Dr Matjila. This is a very compromising role as CEO of the PIC, why did you pass this on?” External link

businessday Wednesday, July 10, 2019 8:15:00 PM EAT

Gill Marcus asked ( about Dan Matjila ) : “Why would you pass on such a request? This would create the impression that you can’t get on the wrong side of Dr Matjila. This is a very compromising role as CEO of the PIC, why did you pass this on?” External link

businessday Wednesday, July 10, 2019 4:27:00 PM EAT

Iqbal Surve stating ( about Dan Matjila ) : “I consider Dan a good friend” External link

mg Wednesday, January 30, 2019 3:39:00 PM EAT