2015 survival kit

2014-12-12 18:06

Economist Cees Bruggemans' guide on how to survive Eskom and other tests in 2015.

Cees Bruggemans: How to survive Eskom (and other challenges) in 2015

2014-12-12 13:32

Our favourite economist Cees Bruggemans has compiled his “Skinny Dipper’s Survival Kit” for 2015. Something we all need, but especially those without generators.

Manuel: Name calling won't solve SA's problems

2014-11-04 05:00

The biggest challenge for South Africans right now is to solve the problems that are afflicting the country, says former finance minister Trevor Manuel.

Trevor Manuel joins Rothschild

2014-09-30 11:08

Former finance minister Trevor Manuel has been appointed senior adviser to the Rothschild Group, according to the financial advisory services company.

Manuel rejects arms deal claims

2014-06-12 16:21

Former finance minister Trevor Manuel has rejected claims he had said there were problems with the arms deal but they would not be uncovered.

Manuel to continue arms deal testimony

2014-06-12 07:47

Former finance minister Trevor Manuel is set to continue with his testimony before the Seriti Commission of Inquiry into the arms deal.

Manuel: Mandela was pro-arms deal

2014-06-11 14:03

A mandate by former president Nelson Mandela to his Cabinet to properly equip the defence force resulted in the 1999 arms deal, the Seriti Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Manuel to testify at arms commission

2014-06-11 05:33

Former finance minister Trevor Manuel will testify before the Seriti Commission of Inquiry into the multi-million rand arms deal.

Naidoo: Arms deal handled professionally

2014-06-09 18:11

Transactions in SA's 1999 arms deal were handled in a professional manner, chief government negotiator in the procurement process Jayendra Naidoo has said.

Zuma's plan for 2nd term

2014-05-11 16:04

The National Development Plan will take centre stage when President Jacob Zuma begins his second term as head of state later this month.

I'm not a free agent, Manuel tells Mantashe

2014-03-27 07:02

Outgoing Planning Minister Trevor Manuel has responded to remarks by ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe that he is a free agent, saying he's still a member of the ANC.

Respect democracy: Manuel

2014-03-16 13:03

Outgoing national Planning Minister Trevor Manuel has said South Africans need to uphold democracy by respecting state institutions, say reports.

Trevor Manuel bids farewell to politics

2014-03-11 17:25

Minister in the Presidency Trevor Manuel is officially leaving politics, apparently to enter the private sector, according to a report.

Budget 2014: Pravin vs Manuel

2014-03-04 17:49

When Trevor Manuel was finance minister, a booming economy and increased efficiency in tax collection meant there was scope to expand welfare spending.

Mixed body language during Zuma speech

2014-02-13 21:02

There was a mixed reaction in the body language of MPs as they listened to President Jacob Zuma's State of the Nation address.

Manuel: Don't outsource responsibility

2014-02-03 13:04

Citizens should not outsource the responsibility of repairing the country's social ills, Minister in the Presidency Trevor Manuel says.

SA to punt NDP to global leaders at Davos

2014-01-19 21:00

South Africa is planning to highlight the National Development Plan when seven ministers attend the World Economic Forum held in Davos, says the National Treasury.

Gordhan is not retiring - Treasury

2013-12-23 22:32

Speculation about Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan preparing for his golden years has been laid to rest by the Treasury.

Mandela was thoughtful - Manuel

2013-12-12 07:17

Former president Nelson Mandela will be remembered for thoughtfulness in all his actions, Minister in the Presidency Trevor Manuel has said.

Malema labels ANC leaders sellouts, spies

2013-11-28 20:10

Julius Malema has lashed out at the ANC and its leadership after his court appearance, according to reports.

Manuel: Ask not only what govt can do

2013-11-07 20:49

It is not simply about asking what government will do, but about ensuring that society does not outsource its responsibilities, says Trevor Manuel.

ANC did not organise protest - Cwele

2013-10-31 16:25

Two Cabinet ministers have condemned the looting during a violent service delivery protest in central Cape Town.

Tobacco - the R12.5bn question

2013-09-01 15:56

Legal cigarette sales are at their lowest level in years, but illegal cigarettes are costing the treasury billions, says the Tobacco Institute of Southern Africa.

Arms deal commission to proceed

2013-08-02 14:11

The commission of inquiry into the multi-billion rand arms deal will proceed despite the resignation of a commissioner, probe spokesperson William Baloyi says.

Arms inquiry extension considered

2013-07-31 22:34

President Jacob Zuma is considering extending the commission of inquiry into the multi-billion-rand arms deal, the presidency says.


How to survive Eskom (and other tests) in 2015

2014-12-12 13:38

Economist Cees Bruggemans has compiled his “Skinny Dipper’s Survival Kit” for 2015. Something we all need, but especially those without generators.

Viv Govender: Trevor Manuel should not have joined Rothschild

2014-11-12 09:56

There are sure to be differing views about the reason behind Trevor Manuel’s appointment as a global advisor at the international Rothschild Group.

Manuel, business leaders score top honours

2014-10-29 16:26

Trevor Manuel has been honoured for his for his significant contribution to the development of South Africa and for improving the lives of all its citizens.

Mini budget: Not much fiscal room for Nene

2014-09-28 15:45

Growing concern over economic issues puts the spotlight on Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene’s first real fiscal move when he delivers the mini budget.

Court rules in favour of arms deal picket

2014-06-12 12:14

The North Gauteng High Court has granted the Right2Know Campaign permission to picket at the Sammy Marks Square in central Pretoria where the Seriti arms inquiry is based.

Manuel: Cancelling arms deal detrimental

2014-06-11 14:50

Cancelling loans secured for financing the 1999 arms deal would hurt the South African economy, former finance minister Trevor Manuel says.

Parliamentary response haunts Lekota

2014-06-11 12:08

Former defence minister Mosiuoa Lekota was quizzed at the Seriti Commission of Inquiry on how he handled a purported breach of the arms deal contracts by arms manufacturers.

Lekota: Arms deal was affordable

2014-06-10 20:04

The controversial 1999 arms deal was cost effective and necessary for South Africa, former defence minister Mosiuoa Lekota has said.

Arms deal commission postponed

2014-06-01 15:00

The commission of inquiry into the multi-billion rand arms deal in Pretoria has been postponed, says its spokesperson.

Malema hits out at ANC bigwigs for being scared of Zuma

2014-05-01 14:34

EFF leader Julius Malema has led a stinging attack against several ANC bigwigs for being too scared of President Jacob Zuma to challenge him for wrongdoing.

Mantashe: ANC not attacking institutions

2014-03-16 19:12

The ANC does not attack Chapter 9 institutions such as the office of Public Protector Thuli Madonsela, secretary general Gwede Mantashe has said.

Value the Constitution, Manuel tells MPs

2014-03-12 09:18

MPs should take their oath to the Constitution more seriously, National Planning Minister Trevor Manuel has said in his "swan song" in the National Assembly.

Pravin vs Manuel

2014-03-04 18:39

The economy is stuck in second gear since Pravin Gordhan came in, says Dave Mohr.

Will Gordhan stick to sound principles?

2014-02-17 16:56

The National Budget speech may have more of a political ring to it than usual with elections only about three months away.

Manuel: Madibeng is dysfunctional

2014-02-03 15:52

The Madibeng municipality in the North West, which has been hit by recent protests over water shortages, is dysfunctional, Minister in the Presidency Trevor Manuel says.

Davies: Investment prospects are bright

2014-01-22 15:05

Investment prospects for Africa and South Africa look bright, says Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies, speaking from the World Economic Forum in Davos.

Can Gordhan cope?

2013-12-31 07:23

Gravy train pressure on the fiscus is too great, says Leopold Scholtz.


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Reggie September a loyal fighter - Zuma

2013-11-30 14:39

The death of ANC stalwart Reginald September has robbed the country of a fearless freedom fighter, President Jacob Zuma has said at his funeral in Johannesburg.

Arms inquiry adjourned until 2014

2013-11-25 20:49

The Seriti Commission of Inquiry has been adjourned until January next year.

World Bank fights back

2013-11-03 17:03

The World Bank struck a defensive pose with the release of the 2014 edition of its popular and widely reviled Doing Business report.

Mbeki to be represented by State at arms inquiry

2013-10-27 21:17

Former president Thabo Mbeki and his former ministers have agreed to being represented by a State attorney at the inquiry into the multi-billion rand arms deal.

Amy Biehl commemorated, 20 years on

2013-08-27 09:49

The Amy Biehl Foundation is marking the 20th anniversary of the death of the American student in Gugulethu, Cape Town.

DA fears extension of arms probe

2013-08-01 16:41

The resignation of Judge Francis Legodi from the arms procurement commission is serious setback, the DA says.

ANC lost touch with grassroots - Manuel

2013-07-18 09:50

Minister in the Presidency Trevor Manuel says ANC members must do some introspection about why there is a disconnection between them and ordinary people, a report says.

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