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Guptas considered treasury a ‘stumbling block’

National treasury was a “stumbling block” to the Guptas’ business ambitions and the family asked deputy finance minister Mcebisi Jonas to sack its director-general, according to former public protector Thuli Madonsela’s “state capture” report. He would

Zuma under pressure to step down

President Jacob Zuma and some ministers may have breached the government’s code of ethics in their dealings with the Gupta family and prosecutors must investigate possible crimes that may have been committed, the nation’s graft ombudsman said

Treasury promises to block nuclear profligacy

National treasury will ensure it protects South Africa’s fiscal integrity with regard to South Africa’s nuclear procurement plan. Deputy finance minister Mcebisi Jonas told media on Wednesday that treasury will

Zuma exposed as gloves come off

President Jacob Zuma appears increasingly vulnerable in a power struggle with his finance chief after a series of new allegations emerged about the business dealings of members of a wealthy family who are his friends and in business

Courts to decide fate of state capture report

The release of a report by South Africa’s graft ombudsman into the alleged influence of President Jacob Zuma’s friends, the Gupta family, in government affairs has become bogged down in the courts, with legal actions lodged to

Zuma wants Gupta probe deferred

President Jacob Zuma asked that the probe into the alleged improper involvement of the Gupta family in government affairs be deferred to the incoming graft ombudsman, whose appointment he officially

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Madonsela readies her parting shot

Thuli Madonsela was called a CIA spy by a deputy minister and received death threats as she pursued politicians in her role as South Africa’s graft ombudsman. Now she’s planning a last round of potentially explosive revelations before she

Madonsela to present Gupta report

A report on the Gupta family will be ready before outgoing public protector Thuli Madonsela finishes her term, she said on Wednesday. Speaking at the Rhema Bible Church’s Truth Be Told conference, Madonsela told journalists

Jonas worried state firms being used politically

Deputy finance minister Mcebisi Jonas is “worried” about the impact of a perception that state institutions are being used to advance political agendas, saying the issue is a distraction to efforts to expand the economy. “Political behaviour does

Guptas’ Oakbay listing may be suspended

Oakbay Resources & Energy, the company controlled by the Gupta family, may have its listing suspended by the JSE, the latest setback to the business interests of the friends of South African