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28 April 2017
25 Aug 2016
FUL and HSF: Attack on Minister of Finance
We believe we speak on behalf of all fair-minded South Africans, irrespective of political persuasion, in showing our support for the Minister of Finance and his former colleagues at SARS and our...
Gordhan’s Hawks response halts rand plunge
Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan’s response to the Hawks directive helped the rand ease off its decline, but analysts said if he is arrested or fired the currency is heading for trouble. Gordhan...
14 Oct 2015
Putting flesh on the bones
In both August and September I wrote in this Newsletter that the only way out for the stalled SA economy is a social compact, an agreement of sorts, where the powerful stakeholders in society agree...
25 Feb 2015
SA: Nhlanhla Nene: Address by Minister of Finance, during the 2015 National Budget speech, Parliament, Cape Town (25/02/2015)
Over the past twenty years we have built houses, delivered water and electricity, improved access to schools and health care. Yet there are people living in shacks, there are schools without...
08 Dec 2014
EFF: Mbuyiseni Ndlonzi says the EFF condemns judge president Hlophe for undermining eff lawyer and taking sides in the matter against parliament
The Economic Freedom Fighters condemns the conduct of the Western Cape High Court Judge Presdient, John Hlophe who is harassing the EFF lawyer, Mr. Luvuyo R. Godla, working on the case of the EFF...
07 Aug 2014
07 Apr 2014
Engineers have to rethink their identity, actions, goals – Manuel
South Africa’s engineers have to rethink their identity and be more conscious of their actions to help put the country on a sustainable path, Minister in the Presidency responsible for the National...
10 Oct 2013
IFP: Statement by Mangosuthu Buthelezi, Inkatha Freedom Party President, online letter (10/10/2013)
Dear friends and fellow South Africans, It was a case of dj vu when former ANC Treasurer General Mr Mathews Phosa said this week that the ANC must stop blaming apartheid and start looking to the...
30 Aug 2013
SA mining challenges about far more than Marikana, migrant labour – Manuel
The challenges facing the South African mining industry were about far more than the tragedy of Marikana or the migrant labour system, Minister in the Presidency and chairperson of the National...
07 May 2013
SA: Ebrahim Patel: Address by the Minister of Economic Development, on the occasion of the delivery of the Economic Development Department Budget Vote 2013/14, National Assembly, Cape Town (07/05/2013)
I have the honour to present the 4th budget of the Economic Development Department, known as EDD. Given our responsibility to integrate efforts on economic development across government, the...
12 Apr 2013
IFP: Statement by Velaphi Ndlovu, IFP Spokesperson on Correctional Services, states that ANC must stop blaming apartheid for its incompetence (12/04/2013)
After 20 years in power, the ANC continues to blame apartheid for everything but the weather instead of taking responsibility for their failure as a government.
11 Apr 2013
No contradiction between President Zuma and Manuel
There is no contradiction between what President Jacob Zuma and Minister in the Presidency Trevor Manuel have said about the legacy of apartheid, the Presidency said on Thursday. “Stating that the...
03 Apr 2013
Repair public service sector, Manuel tells leadership summit
The National Development Plan (NDP) will not get off the ground unless the public service sector is fixed, Minister in the Presidency Trevor Manuel said on Wednesday. "If we don't repair what we...
21 Feb 2013
SA: Jacob Zuma: Address by the President of South Africa, in response to the debate on the State of the Nation Address, National Assembly, Parliament, Cape Town (21/02/2013)
Next year, South Africa will mark 20 years of freedom and democracy. In celebrating this milestone, we will recommit ourselves to achieving a truly united, non-racial, non-sexist, democratic and...
20 Feb 2013
NUMSA: Statement by Castro Ngobese, National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa, welcomes Minister Manuel’s decisive comments against power hikes (20/02/2013)
The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) welcomes Minister in the Presidency Trevor Manuel’s strong pronouncements that the proposed massive electricity hikes are unacceptable.

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