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Mounting pressure on Zuma to quit

A week after President Jacob Zuma appeared to have weathered calls to resign, former leaders of the ANC are ratcheting up pressure on him to quit after his shock cabinet purge prompted two ratings agencies to downgrade the

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Cyril can fix the ANC, but…

South Africa’s deputy president, Cyril Ramaphosa, has confirmed his availability to contest the presidency of the ANC at its 54th national conference later this year. He has already secured the endorsement of trade union

Opinion
Fear and loathing in digital TV land

If you think that Faith Muthambi is the first politician to wreck the media party, then you simply aren’t paying attention. Take “Poison” Ivy Matsepe-Casaburri. Following a career of unmitigated failure, she was elevated to the post of minsiter of communications

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Zuma should face criminal charges, court finds

The high court in Pretoria on Friday ruled that President Jacob Zuma should face the criminal charges the national prosecuting authority dropped. “Mr Zuma should face the charges as outlined in the indictment,” deputy judge president Aubrey

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Guptas are amateurs: political analyst

The Gupta family played an amateurish game in trying to capture the state, political analyst Somadoda Fikeni said on Thursday. “The Guptas, it’s their amateurish, grotesque, in your face, corrosive approach. They became way too excited about their proximity

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Don’t hike taxes, sell Telkom: DA

Instead of announcing tax hikes in his budget speech on Wednesday, finance minister Pravin Gordhan should seek to raise revenue through asset sales, including the sale of “non-strategic liquid assets” such as Telkom, the Democratic Alliance has said

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Gov’t short-changing ICT sector: Mophatlane

Government is not doing enough to create the environment necessary to grow South Africa’s information and communications technology sector and can learn from what other African countries, including Kenya and Rwanda, are doing in this regard

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At the heart of Eskom’s darkness

There will be load shedding even if it may cost the ANC votes. This is the expressed attitude of public enterprises minister Lynne Brown, who remains resolute about fixing the problems plaguing power utility Eskom for the long term, even if it means doing the unpopular

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