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Phosa withdraws urgent court application, opts for talks with ANC

JOHANNESBURG, December 12 – African National Congress (ANC) presidential hopeful Matthews Phosa’s campaign team has withdrawn his urgent application to nullify the outcome of the disputed Mpumalanga provincial general council (PGC) which endorsed ”unity” ahead of the party’s national elective conference set to get under way on Saturday. Lawyers for the two warring Mpumalanga factions of […]

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Parliament may approach courts on Revenue Service executive’s tax probe

PARLIAMENT, December 6 – Parliament’s standing committee on finance may approach a high court to see whether it could compel South African Revenue Services (Sars) commissioner Tom Moyane to answer questions about an investigation into the tax affairs of one of its senior executives, it emerged on Tuesday. “Instead of going around in circles, can […]

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President Zuma approves pay hikes for public office bearers

CAPE TOWN, November 30 – President Jacob Zuma has approved recommendations for salary increases for public office bearers, his office announced on Thursday. “After considering, amongst others, the recommendations of the Commission [for the Remuneration of Public Office-Bearers] and the performance of the economy, President Jacob Zuma has accepted the Commission’s recommendations for all categories […]

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Finance Minister’s medium-term budget speech delayed by opposition

PARLIAMENT, October 25  – The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) on Wednesday tried to prevent South African Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba from delivering his maiden medium term budget policy statement, calling him a “criminal” and a “Gupta boy”. EFF MP Mbuyiseni Ndlozi was the first to jump up, exclaiming: “We can’t allow Mr. Gigaba to address […]

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Does Rupert’s delinquent comment on RET unwittingly exposes the truly captured in our body-politick?

NDZ only senior ANC politician today challenge Rupert on RET Johan Rupert, South Africa’s wealthiest man, the signpost of apartheid benevolence, the face of heretical regimes that dehumanized the masses, ventured to share his dismissive commentary on radical economic transformation. In the aftermath of a delinquent Rupert’s untested and nefarious claims of what Radical Economic […]

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Zuma says he was not involved in granting Grace Mugabe diplomatic immunity

PARLIAMENT, August 31 – President Jacob Zuma on Thursday, told the National Assembly he was not involved in the decision to extend diplomatic immunity to Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe’s wife Grace after she allegedly assaulted a South African woman this month. Answering a question from Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane, Zuma said it was wrong […]