The battle to remove Gordhan and ultimately President Cyril Ramaphosa from office is in full swing, writes Adriaan Basson.
a few tstorms. Morning clouds. Mild.
While government made progress in some areas this year, it was not without any blunders either. We take a look at how government tried to take two steps forward, but then one step back.
South Africa's trade surplus widened in November as the value of imports of equipment components and chemical products decreased.
Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane maintains she does have the power to obtain former president Jacob Zuma's tax information from the South African Revenue Service (SARS) whose refusal to provide it could result in "criminal sanctions".
New evidence shows that the EFF leader scored a R1m Merc, tyres for his luxury German sedan, a chartered jet, holidays in Zimbali and even legal fees from a Limpopo tender company.
During proceedings, judges sought to understand how an order suspending the implementation of remedial action against Gordhan, as recommended by the Public Protector in her report, would affect the functioning of her office.
SARS has secured warrants to attach assets owned by former Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa chief executive Lucky Montana, a report says.
Former SARS enforcement boss Johann van Loggerenberg says he will be challenging the hotly contested 2014 top-secret Inspector General of Intelligence (IGI) report into the "Rogue Unit" in a bid to have it set aside.
The tax agency has dismissed Refiloe Mokoena, its Chief Officer: Legal Counsel.
Mkhwebane is investigating a 2017 complaint from the DA that Zuma allegedly received undeclared money from a security company.
Axed Public Protector South Africa COO, Basani Baloyi, says Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane, as well as CEO Vussy Mahlangu, acted unconstitutionally during investigations of certain complaints.
While Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane weathered many a storm in 2019, there are dark clouds on the horizon for 2020.
The South African Revenue Service has labelled Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane's findings and remedial actions in a report into the early retirement and re-hiring of former deputy commissioner Ivan Pillay as "incompetent" and "irrational".
The South African Revenue Service has filed court papers opposing an urgent bid by Jared Watson to halt the auction of corruption accused company Bosasa's assets.
Customs officials in Durban have begun destroying over R7m worth of illegally imported goods, including 15 vehicles and 13 000 bales of clothing.
Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan has welcomed Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo's decision to grant former SARS boss Tom Moyane's application to cross-examine him.
The R200m claim relates to a single case investigated by project Honey Badger.
Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane says Minister of State Security Ayanda Dlodlo has handed her a redacted version of the Inspector General of Intelligence (IGI) report, which found that the so-called SARS "rogue unit" was unlawful.
SARS head Edward Kieswetter says he won't be expected to present tax records to Busisiwe Mkhwebane, pending legal clarity on releasing such information.
In October, the protector was issued a subpoena to obtain former president Jacob Zuma’s taxpayer information.
The EFF has told the Gauteng High Court in Pretoria that an application by State Security Minister Ayanda Dlodlo to have a top-secret Inspector General of Intelligence (IGI) report kept secret is an abuse of judicial resources.
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