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Mashaba on a mission to clean up Jo’burg

Mashaba on a mission to clean up Jo’burg

Johannesburg’s new mayor, Herman Mashaba, says he’s on a mission to clean up Africa’s richest city, and the prime targets in his sights are undocumented immigrants and allegedly corrupt deals by

ANC wants to strengthen presidency

ANC wants to strengthen presidency

South Africa’s ruling party said the nation’s presidency should have stronger powers to drive government policy and allocate budget resources. “The presidency must be strengthened as the strategic centre of power in the state

Leadership fight risks splitting ANC

Leadership fight risks splitting ANC

South Africa’s ruling party is at risk of further splits amid a battle for senior positions in the ANC, deputy secretary-general Jessie Duarte said. There is intense jostling to replace President Jacob Zuma

Politics may stop first SA rate cut since 2012

Politics may stop first SA rate cut since 2012

A stronger rand and falling inflation expectations may allow South African Reserve Bank governor Lesetja Kganyago to start cutting interest rates this year as long as political developments don’t derail the currency’s gains. Higher commodity prices and

Zuma has ‘gone rogue’ on land reform

Zuma has ‘gone rogue’ on land reform

President Jacob Zuma contradicted senior members of the ANC on Friday in calling for the constitution to be changed to ensure greater access to land for the nation’s black majority and indicating that the government may consider

Gordhan holds line as Zuma conflict simmers

Gordhan holds line as Zuma conflict simmers

Finance minister Pravin Gordhan held his ground in a feud with President Jacob Zuma over control of the nation’s finances as he stuck to deficit targets and warned his detractors not to “mess” with the national treasury. In the budget presented

Nitty-gritty of SA’s annual budget

Nitty-gritty of SA’s annual budget

Government budgets across the world are often delivered with some fanfare. South Africa is no exception. In February every year, South Africa’s minister of finance presents his budget speech to parliament amid national excitement. As the

I’m not indispensable, says Gordhan

I’m not indispensable, says Gordhan

Finance minister Pravin Gordhan said he is “not indispensable” as he prepares to present the annual budget following almost a year of speculation that he might lose his job. “We are just humble civil servants,” Gordhan said in an interview

Mthembu backs Ramaphosa for ANC president

Mthembu backs Ramaphosa for ANC president

The chief parliamentary whip of the ANC threw his support behind deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa as the party’s next leader and said the ANC is in danger of losing national power in two years. While the ANC has told its members not

Brian Molefe to become an ANC MP

Brian Molefe to become an ANC MP

Brian Molefe is set to become a member of parliament for the ANC, prompting speculation that President Jacob Zuma intends installing the former Eskom CEO as the new minister of finance, replacing Pravin Gordhan. Parliament said late

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