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28 March 2017
                       
 
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27 Mar 2017
 
 
NT: Finance Minister and National Treasury Director General to return from Investor road show
STATEMENT
Following a directive from the President of the Republic of South Africa, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan and National Treasury Director General Lungisa Fuzile are preparing to return tonight from...
 
 
 
 
Outrage over Zuma's order to Gordhan, Jonas
POLITICS
President Jacob Zuma's instruction to Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan and his deputy Mcebisi Jonas to immediately return home from an investor roadshow in the UK and US has raised eyebrows among...
 
 
Cancelling Gordhan trip had nothing to do with NEC – Mantashe
POLITICS
President Jacob Zuma’s decision to recall Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan and his deputy Mcebisi Jonas from an investors’ roadshow overseas had to do with government, and not the African National...
 
 
Gordhan flying back to SA tonight – Treasury
POLITICS
Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan will comply with President Jacob Zuma’s order and return to South Africa on Monday evening. That is according to Treasury spokesperson Yolisa Tyantsi, who told Fin24...
 
 
Gordhan recall may herald reshuffle, policy swings – IRR analysts
INSTITUTE OF RACE RELATIONS
This morning South Africa’s Presidency released a 38-word statement recalling the Minister of Finance from an international investment promotion roadshow. The statement read as follows: “President...
 
 
Zuma orders Gordhan home from UK talks with investors
POLITICS
President Jacob Zuma on Monday ordered Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan and Deputy Finance Minister Mcebisi Jonas to abandon talks with foreign investors in the UK and US and return home, prompting...
 
 
Zuma recalls Gordhan from international roadshow, rand falls
ECONOMY
President Jacob Zuma ordered Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan to return from an investor roadshow to Britain and the US on Monday because he "did not give permission for the trip", a government...
 
 
24 Mar 2017
 
Denel: Denel seeks closure on The legality of Denel Asia JV
STATEMENT
Denel has applied to the High Court of South Africa in Gauteng for an order declaring that it obtained approval to form a joint venture with VR Laser Asia which resulted in the establishment of...
 
 
DA: Hlomela Bucwa says SETAs must explain R14 million spent on lavish international trips
STATEMENT
The DA will submit further parliamentary questions to get to the bottom of how 13 of the 21 Sector Education and Training Authorities (SETAs) spent R14 million of public money on lavish...
 
 
23 Mar 2017
 
Africa can’t get counter-terrorism wrong again
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
By any measure, Africa’s fight against terrorism has been a failure. Since it launched the fight in earnest nearly three decades ago in 1992, in the aftermath of a wave of violence from Islamist...
 
 
22 Mar 2017
 
 
 
Reaping Digital Dividends: Leveraging the Internet for Development in Europe and Central Asia
RECOMMENDATION
The internet is creating new opportunities for individuals and businesses across the globe today. However, not everyone is benefitting equally. The economic gains or digital dividends associated...
 
 
Africa offers a point of cooperation for Xi and Trump
THE CONVERSATION
Chinese President Xi Jinping and US President Donald Trump will meet for the first time at Trump’s opulent Mar-a-Lago golf resort in Florida in early April. There’s no indication yet that they will...
 
 
SA’s ruling party on dealing with a divided continent
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
At the January African Union (AU) summit in Addis Ababa, there was a palpable sense of how the re-admission of Morocco and other issues threaten to tear apart the continent. And South Africa –...
 
 
20 Mar 2017
 
Fact-checked: Kenyatta’s 2017 State of the Nation Address
AFRICA CHECK
Up for re-election in August, Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta gave a sometimes impassioned defence of his record, pegging it against his 2013 manifesto. Africa Check is working through his claims...
 
 
17 Mar 2017
 
Opposition parties welcome ConCourt ruling on Sassa debacle
SOCIAL GRANTS
Opposition parties were unanimous on Friday in welcoming the Constitutional Court ruling which temporarily resolved the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) debacle that threatened millions...
 
 
 
                       
 
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