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Zuma says no thanks to ANC lifestyle audits

Zuma says no thanks to ANC lifestyle audits

President Jacob Zuma has explained why he and the rest of the ANC’s elite will not be taking the “lifestyle audits” suggested by other senior officials.

Government - By Staff Writer | 23 January, 2017
5 things you need to know in South Africa today

5 things you need to know in South Africa today

National Treasury hits back at the Guptas’ claims that finance minister Pravin Gordhan is trying to ruin them; fake news accounts hit SA social media – and political groups may be behind it; and public enterprises minister Lynne Brown wants the Gupta-Eskom relationship investigated.

Business, Finance, Government - By Staff Writer | 23 January, 2017
Zuma gets radical – talks up “shock” economic transformation policies: report

Zuma gets radical – talks up “shock” economic transformation policies: report

President Zuma has reportedly instructed ANC policymakers to introduce stringent new laws on South Africa’s financial institutions, forcing them to sell stakes to black investors as the party plans a complete rework of its economic transformation policies.

Business, Government - By Staff Writer | 22 January, 2017
Myeni blows millions on luxury hotels, donations and other dodgy payments: report

Myeni blows millions on luxury hotels, donations and other dodgy payments: report

Controversial SAA chair, Dudu Myeni has reportedly abused her position as chair of the Mhlathuze Water Board to blow millions of rands on luxury trips, dodgy donations and other unsanctioned items, according to the City Press.

Government - By Staff Writer | 22 January, 2017
ANC could lose another major metro

ANC could lose another major metro

The ANC is facing the prospect of losing yet another major metro amid a dispute over certain ward demarcations and municipal boundaries.

Government - By Staff Writer | 22 January, 2017
‘Flawed, abusive political conspiracy’ – why the Guptas think Gordhan’s court bid should be dropped

‘Flawed, abusive political conspiracy’ – why the Guptas think Gordhan’s court bid should be dropped

The Gupta family has issued a statement ahead of filing court documents, effectively calling finance minister Pravin Gordhan’s bid to absolve him from getting involved in their spat with the banks a waste of time.

Business, Government - By Staff Writer | 20 January, 2017
Thuli Madonsela to release her autobiography in 2018

Thuli Madonsela to release her autobiography in 2018

Former public protector Thuli Madonsela is working on an autobiography.

Government - By News24Wire | 20 January, 2017
5 things you need to know in South Africa today

5 things you need to know in South Africa today

A cabinet reshuffle may be coming soon – and some want Gordhan to go; a new report indicates that the Public Protector may have misinterpreted information around the Absa apartheid bailout; and the Guptas will file their answer to allegations of R7 billion in questionable payments in court today.

Business, Government - By Staff Writer | 20 January, 2017
Zuma signs Higher Education Amendment Act

Zuma signs Higher Education Amendment Act

President Jacob Zuma has signed the Higher Education Amendment Act, which gives Minister Blade Nzimande greater powers to intervene in university matters.

Government - By News24Wire | 18 January, 2017
This is who would be ANC president if the party voted today

This is who would be ANC president if the party voted today

Former ANC MP and South African Ambassador to Ireland, Melanie Verwoerd, has calculated who the next president of the ANC would be if the party voted right now, using historical elective conference data.

Government - By Staff Writer | 18 January, 2017
Mbete distances herself from report that she has entered ANC leadership race

Mbete distances herself from report that she has entered ANC leadership race

ANC national chairperson Baleka Mbete has distanced herself from media reports that she has entered the race to succeed President Jacob Zuma as party president.

Government - By News24Wire | 18 January, 2017
Public Protector takes legal action over leaked Absa report

Public Protector takes legal action over leaked Absa report

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has laid criminal charges with the police over the leaking of its draft Absa report, her office said on Tuesday.

Government - By News24Wire | 18 January, 2017
We are walking the talk on fighting corruption – Zuma

We are walking the talk on fighting corruption – Zuma

President Jacob Zuma says the Presidency is doing everything it can to fight corruption and “discourage those who may be tempted”.

Government - By News24Wire | 17 January, 2017
Zuma’s son tells Madonsela to ‘get into politics or shut up’

Zuma’s son tells Madonsela to ‘get into politics or shut up’

President Jacob Zuma’s son Edward has read former Public Protector Thuli Madonsela the riot act, saying she “should either become a full-time politician or just shut up”.

Government - By News24Wire | 17 January, 2017
5 things you need to know in South Africa today

5 things you need to know in South Africa today

Zuma is considering appointing Dlamini-Zuma to cabinet when she leaves the AU at the end of January; Ford’s Kuga recall will be in two phases; Thuli Madonsela weighs in on the Absa state looting report; and the ‘Gupta Bank’ still has one more hurdle – Pravin Gordhan.

Business, Finance, Government - By Staff Writer | 17 January, 2017
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