Browsing: David van Rooyen

South Africans trust Eskom marginally more than President Jacob Zuma, according to an Ipsos survey. Zuma scored 53,1 out of 100 (with 100 signifying a perfect reputation), while Eskom scored 53,4 points. The poll was done through 3 617 face-to-face interviews with randomly selected

The firing of Nhanhla Nene and his replacement with inexperienced David van Rooyen at the behest of President Jacob Zuma was the type of political decision-making that was set to have

Social media has united thousands of South Africans who are calling for President Jacob Zuma to step down from his position as number one citizen. This comes after a number of shuffles in the vital ministry of finance were made this past week. In the latest change

Pravin Gordhan has been appointed as the minister of finance, replacing David van Rooyen who was put in the seat four days ago. The Presidency issued a statement on Sunday confirming the appointment. “I have received many representations to reconsider

The rand rout continued on Friday, with the local unit briefly breaking through R16/US$ before recovering to the high R15,70s. The strong selloff of the rand started on Wednesday night after President Jacob Zuma sacked finance minister Nhlanhla Nene and

South Africa’s new finance minister has distanced himself from a Twitter account that has amassed several followers. One account in the name of Douglas van Rooyen, @daviddvanrooyen, had over 2 600 followers as of Friday morning and follows just two accounts, one of them being

Local and international markets have reacted aggressively to the axing of the “capable finance minister” Nhlanhla Nene, according to TreasuryOne. International markets have displayed their

The rand tanked to its lowest level yet against major currencies on Wednesday evening, shortly after President Jacob Zuma removed Nhlanhla Nene as finance minister and replaced him with largely unknown David van Rooyen. By midnight, the rand was trading at