Gigaba’s first test: Can he ace the mid-term budget?

Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba is in an unenviable position. In his maiden budget – today’s medium-term budget policy statement – he must confront, among other things, low economic growth, a tax revenue hole big enough to fly a plane through and the budgetary consequences of struggling state-owned enterprises. These issues are some of the chief […]
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JZ nukes protocol for his own agenda

Amid the long series of Gupta emails that show the family’s trail through the corridors of “state capture”, it can be easy to lose sight of the other instance of “state capture” — or even “country capture” — that is afoot. Jacob Zuma’s Cabinet reshuffle earlier this week, his 11th in the eight years he […]
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State vs ANC: Sylvia Lucas could face disciplinary action over reshuffle

Northern Cape Premier Sylvia Lucas is digging in her heels in defence of her provincial Cabinet reshuffle as the newly elected ANC leadership considers disciplinary action against her. National officials are urging the warring factions to settle their dispute. The tension between the Lucas faction, aligned to ANC president Jacob Zuma, and the Zamani Saul […]
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Cabinet expresses confidence in new SAA board

Newly appointed Communications Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi says Cabinet is happy with the appointment of a new board at South African Airways. Yesterday Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba announced the axing of former SAA board chairperson Dudu Myeni, who has now been replaced by Johannes Bhekumuzi Magawaza. Anglo American board chairperson Nolitha Fakude has been appointed as […]
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Zuma reshuffles cabinet again, Nzimande and others out

Huge news this Tuesday morning as the presidency has announced another cabinet reshuffle. After weeks of rumours building up again, Zuma has finally decided to pull the trigger and axe Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande. There are five main changes to the cabinet in total. Zuma released the following statement announcing the reshuffle. After careful […]
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Act Of Stupidity Or Not?

The ANC mistakenly sent notes about its national working committee meeting to its media national working committee meeting on Tuesday night April 4, 2017.The NWC met in Johannesburg as divisions deepen following President Jacob Zuma’s Cabinet reshuffle last week. According to the email sent out by mistake, issues discussed included: Change of leadership and attendant […]
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