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Nigeria's Buhari acts to fill vacant ministries
POLITICS
Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari has submitted the names of two ministerial nominees to the Senate, the upper house said on Wednesday, moving to reassert his authority after returning from...
 
 
Gordhan will 'open a new chapter' if sacked as Finance Minister
POLITICS
South Africa's finance minister Pravin Gordhan said on Wednesday he will "open a new chapter" of his life if speculation that President Jacob Zuma is set to sack him proves correct. Speaking after...
 
 
Gupta ruling 'crucial to set rules for future cases'
POLITICS
Absa argued in the North Gauteng High Court on Wednesday that it is important for the court to rule on Finance Minster Pravin Gordhan’s declaratory order regarding Gupta-owned companies for legal...
 
 
Standard Bank wants court to prevent ministers from intervening
POLITICS
Standard Bank is arguing that Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan’s declaratory order should be vertically extended to include preventing the cabinet ministers from intervening in banking matters....
 
 
Sophie de Bruyn remembers ‘Comrade Kathy’
IN MEMORIAM
Long-time friend and struggle veteran Sophie Williams de Bruyn on Wednesday remembered anti-apartheid activist, Ahmed Kathrada, as an all-round activist who was respectfully outspoken, resourceful...
 
 
Mourners converge in Johannesburg to bid farewell to Kathrada
IN MEMORIAM
Hundreds of mourners, including government officials, African National Congress (ANC) struggle stalwarts and Cabinet ministers led by Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa converged at Johannesburg’s...
 
 
Hawks probe into Gordhan, rogue Sars unit not finalised
POLITICS
The police investigation into the so-called rogue unit at the South African Revenue Service (Sars) when Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan was at the helm of the institution is yet to be finalised,...
 
 
Pallinghurst turns $45m profit, upbeat on 2017, mulling options
DIVERSIFIED MINERS
Diversified mining company Pallinghurst, which made $45-million profit in 2016, is upbeat on 2017. The Johannesburg Stock Exchange-listed company spoke of all three of its business platforms being...
 
 
Malema happy Zuma barred from Kathrada funeral
POLITICS
Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader, Julius Malema, on Wednesday praised the family of Ahmed Kathrada for barring President Jacob Zuma from speaking at the funeral of the anti-apartheid hero....
 
 
Respect our heroes and stalwarts – Premier Makhura
POLITICS
South Africans should never allow anyone to insult the country’s anti-apartheid heroes and struggle icons, Gauteng Premier David Makhura said as he bid icon Ahmed Kathrada farewell on Wednesday....
 
 
Muthambi defends Zuma over Gordhan trip cancellation
POLITICS
Communications Minister Faith Muthambi has defended President Jacob Zuma's decision to recall Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan from an overseas investor roadshow. There was nothing wrong in Zuma...
 
 
Millions of children face starvation in Africa, Yemen
FOOD AID
Millions of children are on the brink of starvation in the worst humanitarian crisis in decades, the United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef) has warned, urgently calling for nearly $255-million to...
 
 
Sascoc mourns death of Ahmed Kathrada
IN MEMORIAM
The South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (Sascoc) has joined the rest of the nation in mourning struggle stalwart Ahmed Kathrada who passed away on Tuesday after a short...
 
 
Expectations Gordhan will go leave South African markets on edge
ECONOMY
South Africa's currency and bonds weakened again on Wednesday as expectations rise that President Jacob Zuma will sack Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan following the funeral of anti-apartheid icon...
 
 
Presidency explains Zuma involvement in Pravin court matter
POLITICS
The Presidency on Wednesday moved to explain why President Jacob Zuma’s lawyers were present at the high court in a matter in which finance minister, Pravin Gordhan, is seeking a declaration that...
 
 
 
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