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Malusi Gigaba appointed as new finance minister: report

Malusi Gigaba appointed as new finance minister: report

Former home affairs minister Malusi Gigaba has been named as South Africa’s new finance minister, following the axing of Pravin Gordhan late Thursday night.

Government - By Staff Writer | 30 March, 2017
Pravin Gordhan sacked in Zuma Cabinet reshuffle: report

Pravin Gordhan sacked in Zuma Cabinet reshuffle: report

President Jacob Zuma axed nine ministers and six deputy ministers, including finance Minister Pravin Gordhan, as part of a Cabinet reshuffle late on Thursday evening, sending the rand into a free-fall.

Government - By Staff Writer | 30 March, 2017
Zuma backed himself into a corner over Gordhan – and the clock is ticking

Zuma backed himself into a corner over Gordhan – and the clock is ticking

President Jacob Zuma has slowly backed himself into a corner over the issue of firing finance minister Pravin Gordhan, and is now running out of time to act, or risk losing face in front of the ANC faction that supports and relies on his network of patronage.

Government - By Staff Writer | 30 March, 2017
Public Protector’s office needs R1 billion to stay afloat: Mkhwebane

Public Protector’s office needs R1 billion to stay afloat: Mkhwebane

The Public Protector’s office needs at least R1bn to stay afloat and work effectively, Advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane said on Thursday.

Government - By News24Wire | 30 March, 2017
Zuma offers to go quietly in 2018 – if he can get rid of Gordhan now: report

Zuma offers to go quietly in 2018 – if he can get rid of Gordhan now: report

Deal or no deal? President Jacob Zuma has reportedly made an offer to his opponents, saying he will step down ‘a year early’ in 2018, if he can get rid of finance minister Pravin Gordhan now.

Government - By Staff Writer | 30 March, 2017
Opposition parties move to impeach Zuma

Opposition parties move to impeach Zuma

The walls may be closing in on president Jacob Zuma as the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) aims to institute impeachment proceedings against him.

Government - By Staff Writer | 30 March, 2017
Zuma can’t just do as he pleases: SACP

Zuma can’t just do as he pleases: SACP

The South African Communist Party’s deputy secretary general Solly Mapaila says that the party rejects the notion that president Jacob Zuma can simply do as he pleases, saying that he is an elected official that is mandated to serve the interests of the ANC and its alliances.

Government - By Staff Writer | 30 March, 2017
Zuma’s plan to fire Gordhan and replace him with Molefe revealed: report

Zuma’s plan to fire Gordhan and replace him with Molefe revealed: report

SACP deputy secretary general Solly Mapaila has confirmed reports that president Jacob Zuma approached the party with his plan to fire and replace finance minister Pravin Gordhan, using a so-called “intelligence report” as the basis.

Government - By Staff Writer | 30 March, 2017
5 important things happening in South Africa today

5 important things happening in South Africa today

The SACP confirmed that Zuma is planning a reshuffle to get rid of Gordhan; a rogue “intelligence report” has entered the picture as justification for Zuma’s move against Gordhan; the Guptas say they were just asking for help; and Brexit is a go ushering in two years of global worry.

Government - By Staff Writer | 30 March, 2017
ANC top 6 split on firing Gordhan: report

ANC top 6 split on firing Gordhan: report

The ANC’s top six are split right down the middle on president Jacob Zuma’s desire to fire finance minister Pravin Gordhan, according to Bloomberg.

Government - By Staff Writer | 29 March, 2017
Mayor Herman Mashaba reveals plans to fix Joburg’s pothole mess

Mayor Herman Mashaba reveals plans to fix Joburg’s pothole mess

Having recently unveiled his plans to tackle the city’s traffic light challenges, Joburg’s executive mayor, Herman Mashaba, has turned his attention to failing road surfaces.

Government, Lifestyle - By Staff Writer | 29 March, 2017
The 9 best and worst run municipalities in South Africa

The 9 best and worst run municipalities in South Africa

Treasury has released its state of local government finances and financial management report for the fourth quarter of the 2015/16 financial year, detailing how the country’s municipalities spend taxpayers money.

Government - By Staff Writer | 29 March, 2017
Madonsela calls for ‘appropriate leaders’

Madonsela calls for ‘appropriate leaders’

Former Public Protector, Advocate Thuli Madonsela, said a lot of the challenges that we face today is not so much because of the lack of leadership in the lack of appropriate leaders.

Government - By Staff Writer | 29 March, 2017
Why we drive luxury cars: Minister Faith Muthambi

Why we drive luxury cars: Minister Faith Muthambi

Minister of Communications, Faith Muthambi, says that ANC ministers and their deputies select expensive vehicles because they are required to travel far distances, in far flung rural and urban areas of the country.

Government - By Staff Writer | 29 March, 2017
5 important things happening in South Africa today

5 important things happening in South Africa today

Finance minister Pravin Gordhan is sticking to his guns as he faces attacks from three sides – Zuma, the Guptas and SARS – and the walls close in around him; even more weapons have been discovered in a Randburg building; and the Western Cape DA rallies behind Helen Zille.

Business, Government - By Staff Writer | 29 March, 2017
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