The only thing falling faster than the Rand is the Presidents eyelids: Zuma caught napping during Gigaba’s mini budget speech

A screenshot of Jacob Zuma taking a nap during Malusi Gigaba’s mini-budget speech has gone viral. Gigaba delivered his “maiden” budget speech on Wednesday – and the forecast was pretty grim. But if you’re hoping that President Jacob Zuma was going to zoom in to try and boost the confidence of consumers and investors, you’re […]
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Junk status looms after mid-term budget fails to inspire confidence – It is not looking good for SA

Economists have warned that South Africa could be in line for a credit downgrade to junk status – possibly before the end of the year. Their fears come in light of Malusi Gigaba’s mid-term budget speech, delivered to parliament on Wednesday. “It is not in the public interest, nor is it in the interests of […]
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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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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 Yesterday Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba announced the axing of former SAA board chairperson Dudu Myeni, who has now been replaced by Johannes Bhekumuzi Magawaza.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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National Treasury captured by Finance Minister Gigaba?

Officials in the Treasury accused the finance minister, Malusi Gigaba, of hijacking the treasury by running a parallel administration. This he did by appointing about 20 confidants in his office. In this public attack on Gigaba, it is claimed that he decided to delay a forensic investigation into Eskom contracts with Tegata. The allegation also […]
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Gigaba lashes out against ‘hysteria’ over SAA bailout

Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba has spoken out against what he termed hysteria that has been created around the options government is considering to recapitalise South African Airways (SAA). He was speaking at a briefing at Treasury following a meeting with the steering committee of the CEO Initiative on Friday. He emphasised that government is still […]
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EU style Supremacy comes to Southern Africa. Do Africans even care about their own identity, languages or culture?

As time goes by it is becoming clear that the fall of Apartheid was merely the first step of a more sinister regional Supremacist Power Structure, and one which really does involve genocide! The Southern African Development Community (SADC) has announced plans to introduce a new regional EU style law which would see all SADC countries holding […]
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