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27 October 2016
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27 Oct 2016
We are still investigating Gordhan - NPA
The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) confirmed on Thursday that it was still investigating a case against Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan, former Sars commissioner Oupa Magashula and former...
Updated 7 minutes ago
Sibanye's earnings skyrocketing
Precious-metals mining company Sibanye Gold has given notice of skyrocketing earnings. The company, headed by CEO Neal Froneman, told shareholders on Thursday that its 2016 headline earnings a...
Updated 1 hour 45 minutes ago
Wits management to discuss mid-term budget policy
As the “#FeesMustFall” campaign rages on, the University of Witwatersrand (Wits) management was on Thursday preparing to meet and discuss Minister Pravin Gordhan’s medium term budget policy....
Updated 2 hours 56 minutes ago
Mantashe: We must not spend all the money on 'Victorian universities'
More money should be invested in tertiary intuitions such as the University of Zululand and Fort Hare, African National Congress (ANC) Secretary-General Gwede Mantashe said on Wednesday. "My view...
Updated 4 hours ago
Gordhan declines to comment on ANC backing
South African Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan declined on Thursday to say whether he was confident of the political support of the ruling ANC, less than a week before he must answer fraud charges...
Updated 5 hours ago
Nigeria faces worst humanitarian crisis in Africa – UN
With nearly 400 000 children facing starvation, Nigeria is facing the worst humanitarian crisis on the African continent, warns Peter Lundberg, the acting United Nations Deputy Humanitarian...
Updated 6 hours ago
NPA trying to bolster charges against Gordhan: rights groups
Two constitutional rights groups challenging the criminal charges against Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan on Wednesday filed a further affidavit suggesting that the National Prosecuting Authority...
Updated 6 hours ago
Gambia withdraws from International Criminal Court
Gambia has announced its withdrawal from the International Criminal Court (ICC), accusing the Hague-based tribunal of "persecution and humiliation of people of colour, especially Africans"....
Updated 6 hours ago
NPA still collecting evidence against Gordhan
Nine days after announcing that Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan would be charged with fraud, the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) issued a subpoena to the CEO of the Government Pensions...
Updated 6 hours ago
26 Oct 2016
State needs to regulate minerals in open, honest manner – Godsell
South Africa’s mining problem has been the failure of accountable and transparent regulation, with the desire to achieve race transformation leading to secrecy. If mineral licencing had to be...
Maimane slams violent protest outside Parly
Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi Maimane on Wednesday criticised the violent protest outside Parliament, saying that this should not be the norm. Protesting students clashed with police...
Gordhan did relatively well under the circumstances, says ANC’s Mantashe
The African National Congress (ANC) on Wednesday welcomed Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan’s medium-term budget policy statement, with the party’s secretary general Gwede Mantashe saying he did...
Pansy Tlakula appointed as new information regulator
President Jacob Zuma has appointed former Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) chairperson Pansy Tlakula as the country’s Information Regulator. Tlakula was nominated to the position by the...
Australian media quote Gold Fields’ Holland as tipping ‘aggressive’ M&A
Australia’s Financial Review on Wednesday quoted Gold Fields CEO Nick Holland as predicting "aggressive" merger and acquisition (M&A) activity, while The Western Australian reported the company’s...
Universities get an extra R17bn to improve student enrollment
Students at South African universities and higher education institutions will receive an extra R17-billion over the next three years, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan said on Wednesday. The...
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