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26 April 2017
                       
 
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25 Apr 2017
 
 
DA launches court bid to force Zuma to reveal reasons for Cabinet reshuffle
POLITICS
The Democratic Alliance (DA) on Tuesday filed an urgent application with the Pretoria High Court to compel President Jacob Zuma to reveal his reasons for last month’s sweeping Cabinet reshuffle....
 
 
South Sudan says secures $106 mln from donors, will buy food
FAMINE
South Sudan has secured $106-million from the World Bank and the African Development Bank, in part to pay for food imports as millions face starvation and to fund the construction of a road to...
 
 
24 Apr 2017
 
Ramaphosa 'launches' campaign with attack on Zuma, Guptas
POLITICS
Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has launched a stinging attack on President Jacob Zuma and the Gupta family in a speech that was interpreted as the unofficial launch of his campaign for the...
 
 
23 Apr 2017
 
dti: Minister Davies welcomes glass half full report
STATEMENT
The Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies has welcomed the 2017 Annual Foreign Investment Confidence Index release by AT Kearney, a global management company. The index, entitled the Glass...
 
 
21 Apr 2017
 
South Africa must look beyond individuals to solve the current crisis
THE CONVERSATION
When the axe finally fell on the embattled South Africa’s finance minister, Pravin Gordhan, and his deputy, Mcebisi Jonas, the reactions played out as many people had predicted. The country was hit...
 
 
20 Apr 2017
 
Another anti-Zuma demonstration to be held
PROTESTS
Opposition parties, religious leaders and civil society will gather on Freedom Day to protest against President Jacob Zuma. They announced this at the launch of the "Freedom Movement" at the Hector...
 
 
 
 
'We will not allow institutions of our State to be captured' – Ramaphosa
POLITICS
Do not allow revolutionary sounding slogans to hoodwink the public, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa said. Speaking at a Black Business Council event in Sandton, Johannesburg on Wednesday evening,...
 
 
19 Apr 2017
 
 
 
Governments worldwide could save $1tr by adopting procurement best practices – McKinsey
GOVERNMENT PRODUCTIVITY
Governments worldwide could reduce their current purchasing bill by 15%, or a combined $1-trillion, if they were to adopt best-practice procurement disciplines, a new study by the McKinsey Center...
 
 
 
 
Innovative joint ventures can boost agricultural production and promote agrarian transformation
ECON 3X3
Growing agriculture can reduce poverty, create economic opportunities in rural and peri-urban areas, and boost employment, particularly for semi- and unskilled workers. We review several successful...
 
 
18 Apr 2017
 
 
 
'We will not apologise' – ANCYL KZN on Kathrada memorial disruption
POLITICS
The African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL) in KwaZulu-Natal has reiterated that it will not apologise for "unruly behaviour" at the memorial service of struggle stalwart Ahmed Kathrada in...
 
 
 
 
The ANC “succession race” and rebuilding South African democracy
RAYMOND SUTTNER
There is something uninspiring in the activities of aspirant and unacknowledged candidates for the ANC succession. They give one little confidence in the idea that the ANC and the country are set...
 
 
DoF: Malusi Gigaba: Address by Minister of Finance, during an engagement with investors, Cape Town (18/04/2017)
Topics
I will make some brief introductory remarks, but really the focus of this morning is the Q&A, so that we can have a robust discussion on our national finances. As we are new in this portfolio, we...
 
 
Opposition parties to march in Limpopo to protest state capture
PROTESTS
Opposition parties, headed by Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi Maimane, will lead a march against state capture to the Limpopo Provincial Treasury on Tuesday. "[President] Jacob Zuma and the...
 
 
13 Apr 2017
 
DoF: Malusi Gigaba: Address by Minister of Finance, at an engagement with investors, Cape Town (13/04/2017)
Topics
I will make some brief introductory remarks, but really the focus of this morning is the Q&A, so that we can have a robust discussion on our national finances.
 
 
ANCYL gets ultimatum to apologise for Kathrada memorial disruption
POLITICS
The African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL) has been given an ultimatum to apologise for violating a court order and disrupting Ahmed Kathrada's memorial service, the event's organisers said...
 
 
 
                       
 
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