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26 May 2017
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26 May 2017
Why no lift-off for Africa’s branch of the BRICS bank?
The BRICS New Development Bank (NDB) would open its Africa Regional Centre (ARC) in Johannesburg in March 2016, South Africa’s then finance minister Pravin Gordhan confidently announced in February...
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New State capture report launched at Wits
The need for drastic economic reform cannot justify the widespread looting of state coffers, while the current state capture networks active in South Africa pose a dire threat to the country's...
25 May 2017
SAFTU: SAFTU concerned at the use of pension funds to bail out bankrupt SOEs
The South African Federation of Trade Unions is deeply concerned at reports that the National Treasury is considering using huge amounts of money from the Government Employees Pension Fund (GEPF)...
The WHO’s new African leader could be a shot in the arm for poorer countries
Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus is the first African to be elected as the Director-General of the World Health Organisation (WHO) in its 70 year history. The WHO is the United Nations body that directs its...
24 May 2017
Constitutional Court judges face much more than legal questions in Zuma case
South Africa has been treated to an overdose of legal arguments as its Constitutional Court grapples with whether or not a parliamentary vote of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma should be...
23 May 2017
ANC dismisses Zuma removal report as 'fabrication'
South Africa's ruling African National Congress (ANC) dismissed a media report on Tuesday that President Jacob Zuma's removal would be discussed at a key party meeting this weekend as untrue....
Gigaba punts financial sector reform
Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba on Tuesday said National Treasury would support parliamentary processes aimed at regulating the South African financial sector to make the industry inclusive. “The...
Brown, Eskom committed perjury, says ANC
The African National Congress (ANC) says representations by Eskom and Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown in Parliament on Tuesday about the reinstatement of Brian Molefe as Eskom CEO are...
Gordhan lays into Eskom board over Molefe
Former Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan on Tuesday called for the Eskom board to be fired and a full investigation into not only Brian Molefe’s return to the power utility, but his actions in his...
Daily Podcast – May 23, 2017
Making headlines: Zuma refuses to answer questions on Nkandla tax and 'intelligence report' ANC asks Public Protector to probe DA 'birthday party' funding And, 1.8-million hectares of land...
Zuma refuses to answer questions on Nkandla tax, 'intelligence report'
President Jacob Zuma has refused to answer a question on whether he paid fringe benefit tax on the non-security related upgrades to his homestead in Nkandla, and whether the so-called "intelligence...
22 May 2017
Ministers are trying to police Financial Intelligence Centre – DA
Justice Minister Michael Masutha’s call last week to bring back the counter money-laundering advisory council seems a blatant attempt to gain control of the Financial Intelligence Centre (FIC), the...
Zuma congratulates President of Iran on election win
President Jacob Zuma has congratulated the President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Hassan Rouhani, following the latter’s win in the Iranian presidential elections which took place on May 19....
DA: Alf Lees says DA will hold Buthelezi to release SAA investigation reports
For six months the DA has been pursuing all possible avenues to ensure that a raft of forensic investigation reports into SAA are tabled in Parliament. Today’s Sunday Independent story detailing...
GCIS: President Zuma congratulates the President of Iran on his election victory
His Excellency President Jacob Zuma has congratulated the President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, His Excellency Hassan Rouhani, who has won the Iranian presidential elections held on Friday, 19...
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