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Zuma tells municipalities to ‘radically transform’ residential areas

Zuma tells municipalities to ‘radically transform’ residential areas

President Jacob Zuma has urged local municipalities to begin radically transforming residential areas in an effort to integrate places of work and human settlements.

Government - By Staff Writer | 6 April, 2017
‘Amandla the ANC of Mandela, Sisulu and Kathrada’ – Gordhan

‘Amandla the ANC of Mandela, Sisulu and Kathrada’ – Gordhan

Former finance minister Pravin Gordhan took indirect jabs at president Jacob Zuma during an address at late ANC stalwart Ahmed Kathrada’s memorial service on Thursday.

Government - By Staff Writer | 6 April, 2017
Mcebisi Jonas resigns as ANC MP

Mcebisi Jonas resigns as ANC MP

Former deputy finance minister Mcebisi Jonas has resigned as an ANC MP, the party confirmed on Thursday.

Government - By Staff Writer | 6 April, 2017
I don’t want my old job back: Gordhan

I don’t want my old job back: Gordhan

Former finance minister Pravin Gordhan has made it clear that he does not want his old job back and said that he wasn’t fired, but rather relieved of his responsibilities.

Government - By Staff Writer | 6 April, 2017
5 important things happening in South Africa today

5 important things happening in South Africa today

Zuma’s actions in the last week may have cost South Africa R370 billion; Gordhan has made it very clear – he does not want his old job back; self-identified ANC members are threatening violence against anti-Zuma protesters; and Zuma may have actually said sorry to the ANC’s working committee.

Business, Finance, Government - By Staff Writer | 6 April, 2017
Baleka Mbete agrees to hold motion of no confidence against Zuma

Baleka Mbete agrees to hold motion of no confidence against Zuma

Speaker of the National Assembly Baleka Mbete has agreed to hold a fifth motion of no confidence in parliament against president Jacob Zuma.

Government - By Staff Writer | 5 April, 2017
Do not vote with conscience against Zuma, Mantashe warns ANC MPs

Do not vote with conscience against Zuma, Mantashe warns ANC MPs

The African National Congress has warned that party MPs risk being fired if they vote with the opposition in a motion of no confidence against President Jacob Zuma in Parliament. “There is no ANC member who will vote for an opposition motion, that will be uncharacteristic of the ANC,” secretary general Gwede Mantashe said. The […]

Government - By News24Wire | 5 April, 2017
Former transport minister Dipuo Peters quits as MP

Former transport minister Dipuo Peters quits as MP

Former transport minister Dipuo Peters as resigned as a member of parliament, following her removal from the transport portfolio in the most recent cabinet reshuffle.

Government - By Staff Writer | 5 April, 2017
Rand loses ground as ANC leaders backtrack on Zuma opposition

Rand loses ground as ANC leaders backtrack on Zuma opposition

The rand lost 1.6% against the US dollar on Wednesday morning after ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe backtracked on his opposition to president Jacob Zuma’s recent cabinet reshuffle, and endorsed the entire process on behalf of the party.

Finance, Government - By Staff Writer | 5 April, 2017
Only a 20% chance that Zuma will go: analyst

Only a 20% chance that Zuma will go: analyst

Research analyst at Nomura, Peter Attard Montalto says that, despite increased noise and unhappiness around president Jacob Zuma, chances are slim that anyone will be successful at getting him to stand down.

Government - By Staff Writer | 5 April, 2017
Ramaphosa, Mantashe and Mkhize forced to apologise to Zuma: report

Ramaphosa, Mantashe and Mkhize forced to apologise to Zuma: report

President Jacob Zuma emerged victorious at the ANC’s national working committee on Tuesday, 4 April, after the party confirmed that it had rejected the ANC’s Integrity Commission’s recommendation for him to step down, the Mail & Guardian reports.

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

5 important things happening in South Africa today

The ANC has distanced itself from leaked minutes that show the party wants Ramaphosa, Mantashe and Mkhize to say sorry to Zuma; the DA heads to court to get Gordhan’s axing reversed; Gigaba brought 28 home affairs employees with him to his new job; and a DA veteran says Zille should retire.

Business, Finance, Government - By Staff Writer | 5 April, 2017
Zuma will be president until 2019: Mokonyane

Zuma will be president until 2019: Mokonyane

Water and sanitation minister Nomvula Mokonyane made an appearance at a late Tuesday rally hosted by the ANC Youth League, where she assured Jacob Zuma supporters that the president was not going anywhere.

Government - By Staff Writer | 4 April, 2017
Mass exodus looms at Treasury: reports

Mass exodus looms at Treasury: reports

South Africa’s economy is expected to take another knock as Treasury Director-General Lungisa Fuzile has reportedly asked to leave his post at the end of April, in the start of a mass exodus from key government structures.

Government - By Staff Writer | 4 April, 2017
‘Zuma is acting like a dictator’: ANC stalwarts

‘Zuma is acting like a dictator’: ANC stalwarts

ANC stalwarts have called on the ANC to recall president Jacob Zuma, saying that the party is facing an unprecedented crisis, where its leader is defying party officials and disregarding his comrades, effectively delinking himself from the party.

Government - By Staff Writer | 4 April, 2017
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