Browsing: Jacob Zuma

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Telkom’s Jabu Mabuza to chair Eskom board

South Africa appointed a new board at struggling utility Eskom, with Jabu Mabuza becoming chairman, and ordered a new permanent CEO to be named within three months. As well as the appointment of Telkom chairman Mabuza

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Zuma must obey ANC decisions: Ramaphosa

ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa said on Sunday night that while Jacob Zuma’s government must obey the decisions of the party, he doesn’t want to “humiliate” the president and divide the nation. Ramaphosa, speaking in a

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Zuma stays, for now

Jacob Zuma has retained his hold on South Africa’s presidency, defying speculation that he’d be forced to make way for his deputy, Cyril Ramaphosa, who won control of the ruling party last month. The option of toppling Zuma wasn’t

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How fake news and Elon Musk sent the rand haywire

What happens when fevered foreign-exchange speculation meets fake news at the same time a satellite that shares the name of South Africa’s president goes missing? You get the South African rand on Tuesday, which suddenly spiked more than

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Zuma’s no-fee plan imperils SA universities

President Jacob Zuma’s move to scrap tuition fees for students from poor South African homes and freeze tariffs for those from working-class households may cause chaos during registration at public universities this month

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