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27 April 2017
25 Apr 2017
DA: James Selfe says DA files papers to force President Zuma to disclose Cabinet Reshuffle record of decision
The Democratic Alliance (DA) has filed an urgent application with the North Gauteng High Court seeking to force President Jacob Zuma to supply reasons for his executive decision to reshuffle...
21 Apr 2017
South Africa must look beyond individuals to solve the current crisis
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...
06 Apr 2017
Jonas still has vital role to play in SA – DA
Former deputy minister of finance Mcebisi Jonas still has a vital role to play in South Africa, the Democratic Alliance's (DA's) David Maynier said on Thursday. Jonas was fired from the finance...
03 Apr 2017
South Africa has lost a key line of defence against corruption. What now?
South Africa’s currency and bond markets plunged after a dramatic late night announcement that South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma had fired the Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan and his deputy...
31 Mar 2017
Sky will not fall under Gigaba's leadership – ANCYL
The sky will not fall under new Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba, in spite of scare-mongers, the African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL) said on Friday. "The ANC Youth League is excited,...
24 Jan 2017
Business Leadership SA urges Zuma to sign FICA amendment bill now
On the eve of public hearings on the Financial Intelligence Centre (FIC) Act amendment bill, Business Leadership South Africa (BLSA) urgent President Jacob Zuma to sign it into law urgently,...
15 Nov 2016
Jonas recommits to fiscal consolidation as Treasury meets with ratings agency
South Africa Deputy Finance Minister Mcebisi Jonas reiterated on Tuesday that government was committed to fiscal consolidation, as National Treasury met with Fitch Ratings agency. “We are in the...
14 Nov 2016
Zuma says he reprimanded Zwane
President Jacob Zuma said on Monday, in response to a parliamentary question that he had reprimanded Mineral Resources Mosebenzi Zwane for falsely stating that Cabinet had agreed to an inquiry into...
06 Sep 2016
It's hard to get rid of the governor of a central bank. Here's why
With the continued harassment of South Africa’s Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan, it has become patently clear that no institution will be spared in the wave of state capture that is sweeping...
31 Aug 2016
Corruption: A Barrier to Africa Rising
The slowdown of the African economy – due to declining Chinese demand for raw materials, unsustainable, uneven growth and the potential Brexit fallout – calls into question the hopeful ‘Africa...
12 Jul 2016
PGI Intelligence: Algeria Presidency reshuffles cabinet to reform ailing economy
Algeria announced the replacement of seven cabinet ministers and the creation of a new cabinet position on 11 June, with the appointments focused on the energy and financial sectors. No reason was...
07 Jun 2016
The capabilities of finance ministries (June 2016)
All countries have a finance ministry. If one organisational feature defines what makes a state a state, it is a central unit that handles income and expenditure – or aspires to. Finance ministries...
26 May 2016
Democratic Alliance wants AG to probe fuel stock sale
The Democratic Alliance (DA) will ask the Auditor-General to investigate the Strategic Fuel Fund’s sale of most of the country’s crude oil stock pile without permission from National Treasury. DA...
18 Apr 2016
Allan Gray appoints former finmin Nene to board
Asset management group Allan Gray has appointed former Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene as a nonexecutive director, hoping to tap his strategic and leadership skills, it said on Monday. President...
30 Mar 2016
Des van Rooyen: Rupert did not influence my redeployment - report
Former finance minister Des van Rooyen said on Wednesday he does not believe billionaire Johann Rupert influenced his redeployment a few days after his appointment as minister. An EWN reporter...

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