Browsing: Pravin Gordhan

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Phosa throws his hat in the ring

South African businessman Mathews Phosa said he accepted a nomination to stand as president of the ruling ANC. Phosa will challenge deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa and Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, a former chairwoman

Court stalls SA nuclear plans

South Africa hasn’t complied with the constitution in seeking bidders for a nuclear energy programme and must cancel any deals that have already been signed, the Western Cape high court ruled. The government must

SA mulls annual wealth tax

South Africa’s finance ministry has asked for a study into the introduction of an annual wealth tax as the government seeks to boost the standard of living of the black majority. The Davis Tax Committee

Cyril takes the gloves off

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has taken the gloves off in the contest to become South Africa’s next leader, delivering a scathing speech criticising “the rot” and widespread patronage plaguing the ANC. Ramaphosa stopped short

Zuma’s survival plan: keep power in family

President Jacob Zuma may maintain his political clout well after he relinquishes office if his ex-wife and mother of four of his children, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, succeeds him. While Zuma, 75, hasn’t openly anointed

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Give Gigaba time: Kganyago

Newly appointed finance minister Malusi Gigaba should be given time to settle into the job before being judged on his performance, according to central bank governor Lesetja Kganyago. President Jacob Zuma’s decision to fire Pravin Gordhan as finance

Gigaba aide calls for nationalisation

An adviser to South Africa’s new finance minister advocated the state takeover of banks, mines and insurance companies in a newspaper editorial, two weeks after President Jacob Zuma’s ouster of Pravin Gordhan shocked investors

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Trouble brewing in SA’s renewables sector

The renewable energy sector was notified in a short note – sent at 4.25pm on Friday – that the financial close of 37 outstanding independent power projects would not take place on Tuesday, 11 April as planned. No new date has been set and

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