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28 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...
25 May 2017
Implement transformation now and avoid being pushed to do so or being driven out of business
Companies with foresight should embrace and actively implement transformation now, and not wait for “radical economic transformation” to force them to do so or to push them out of business, argues...
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....
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...
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...
Ramaphosa says South Africa must avoid "mafia state" fate
Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, seen as a top contender to lead the ruling African National Congress (ANC) into 2019 general elections, said on Sunday that the country must not become a "mafia...
18 May 2017
‘SA on the brink of becoming a mafia state’ – clergy
Rampant corruption driven by efforts to capture all apparatus of the State and a Cabinet with “a diminishing integrity” are pushing South Africa to the brink of becoming a mafia state, with no...
17 May 2017
Can secrecy strengthen democracy?
Can Parliament hold the executive accountable if motions of no confidence in the president are not exercised through a secret ballot? That is one of the key questions that South Africa’s...
16 May 2017
We are disgusted by court's overreach – KZN ANC
African National Congress (ANC) KwaZulu-Natal chairperson Sihle Zikalala has said the party was "disgusted" by Judge Bashier Vally's judgment in "favour of the Democratic Alliance (DA)". Vally had...
15 May 2017
Gigaba appoints acting DG as Fuzile departs
Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba on Monday appointed Dondo Mogajane as acting director-general, effective May 16, after Lungisa Fuzile completed his notice period. Mogajane would act in the position...
Stop using courts to fulfil agendas, says ANC in KZN
South Africa’s courts should not be used to fulfil agendas or as mechanisms for opposition parties which were unable to resolve their issues politically, according to the African National Congress...
Secret ballot application not about separation of powers, court hears
The application before the Constitutional Court to determine whether a motion of no confidence against President Jacob Zuma could be put to the vote in a secret ballot, has nothing to do with the...
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