SA’s new spy chief Arthur Fraser: helped Zuma wriggle off corruption hook, say some

2016-09-28 07:34

The appointment of the man once dubbed “the spy who saved Zuma” looks alarmingly like a move by the president to hobble another powerful state organ for self-preservation.

The day the president finally showed weakness

2016-09-28 05:45

Sitting in Parliament recently, watching President Jacob Zuma stumble through his most recent Question Time, I could not help to think that the cracks are finally showing, writes Melanie Verwoerd.

We are grateful for the gift of Winnie's life - Zuma

2016-09-26 10:26

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela’s resilience in the face of the brutal onslaught by the apartheid regime is a reminder that the country’s freedom was never free, President Jacob Zuma has said on her 80th birthday.

Elephants divide meeting aimed at saving species

2016-09-25 16:07

African countries, including South Africa, have lashed out at Western charities for "dictating" how they should protect their elephants as the world's biggest conference on the international wildlife trade got underway in Johannesburg.

What colour is our flag?

2016-09-25 06:07

Back in 2005, when the Jacob Zuma juggernaut got going in earnest, SA Communist Party (SACP) activist Mazibuko Jara penned a paper that questioned the organisation’s slavish loyalty to the ANC’s then deputy president.

Piet Olivier: Why Anglogold’s Sipho Pityana has not committed treason

2016-09-23 15:15

Legal researcher Piet Olivier explains in three simple steps why Jimmy Manyi's trumped-up charges against Anglogold Ashanti chair Sipho Pityana hold no merit.

Desperate Libya asks Zuma for help

2016-09-23 12:36

South Africa has been asked to share its nation-building secrets with strife-torn Libya which has been struggling to unite since the death of ruler Muammar Gaddafi.

South Africa faces severe crisis, warns business body

2016-09-23 08:41

Business Leadership South Africa has yet again appealed to the government to deal with concerns about threats to the Treasury and the financial sector.

Zuma: No finality on role of SOE council

2016-09-21 19:04

President Jacob Zuma says the terms of reference and governance structure of the Presidential State-Owned Entities Coordinating Council are yet to be established.

Pay back what you owe NSFAS - Treasury

2016-09-20 21:11

National Treasury has called on NSFAS beneficiaries with jobs to start repaying their loans as it scrambles to find money to subsidise poor students.


Zuma to repeal current preferential procurement act

2016-09-28 06:01

President Jacob Zuma says a “flexible” preferential procurement programme will be introduced which is responsive to government objectives.

Investors eye nuclear vs political power in SA

2016-09-27 07:49

Nuclear tendering will likely consume political capital into year-end as it grinds forwards, says an emerging markets economist.

ANC rubbishes report it wants new parly rules to protect the president

2016-09-25 18:09

The ANC on Sunday disputed a Sunday Times story alleging that the party’s chief whip wanted a new parliamentary rule to protect its president.

Zuma's nephews' coal licences under fire

2016-09-25 06:11

A company with links to relatives of President Jacob Zuma has been dragged to court over protected land.

The seven sins the ANC must fix to survive

2016-09-25 06:03

ANC veteran Nceba Faku (pictured) has proposed far-reaching changes to ANC operations in a bid to overhaul the organisation and make it attractive to all age groups.

Zuma concerned about violence at universities

2016-09-23 14:21

President Jacob Zuma says he is concerned by the violence that has broken out at universities, and has urged students to explore peaceful avenues to "constructively" engage on the issue.

Zuma faces court action if he sits on banks bill

2016-09-23 11:48

President Jacob Zuma is caught between court action if he doesn’t sign a bill to help fight money-laundering, or flak from a business body if it isn’t constitutionally tested.

Gordhan the real target of 'judicial inquiry into banks' - MP

2016-09-22 12:53

Leaked information that a PR firm knew about a mooted judicial inquiry into banks was likely an attempt to intimidate Pravin Gordhan, says DA MP David Maynier.

Zuma responds to Parliament's state capture questions

2016-09-21 15:20

Opposition party parliamentarians have failed to get President Jacob Zuma to admit to any form of alleged state capture resulting from his friendship with the Gupta family.

Selby Zuma 'plans to build hotel in Zimbabwe's Victoria Falls'

2016-09-20 16:44

South African businessman Selby Zuma, is reportedly considering to open a hotel in Zimbabwe’s Victoria falls.

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