Ratings downgrade will be negative for metros - Van Rooyen

2017-04-05 15:26

Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister David van Rooyen has said metros will not escape financial hurt if the country's credit ratings are downgraded.

Was 9/12 the beginning of Zuma's end?

2016-03-22 07:30

It's referred to it as “9/12”, South Africa’s own destiny-changing 9/11 on 9 December 2015 - the day President Jacob Zuma fired Nhlanhla Nene and replaced him with a loyal backbencher, writes Max du Preez.

Pravin Gordhan 'not untouchable'

2016-02-23 06:00

Pravin Gordhan has the support of the more sober, pragmatic minds in the ANC, led by Cyrl Ramaphosa, but he is not as untouchable as some commentators believe, writes Max du Preez.

Van Rooyen’s ministry springs to defence of Duarte’s son-in-law Whitley

2016-02-17 14:14

The Ministry of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs notes the media articles on the allegations surrounding the appointment of Mr Ian Whitley.

Zwane warns mining companies sitting on assets

2016-02-08 16:15

Industries that acquire mining rights with the intention of selling them without being productive must give others a chance, says Mineral Resources Minister Zwane.

Zuma's crazy antics could cost us our independence

2015-12-16 08:39

The consequences were obvious to just about everybody throughout the country the moment the announcement was made. Yet Zuma was taken aback, says Allister Sparks.

'Out of touch' ANC in denial - DA

2015-12-15 21:06

The ANC is out of touch with the public and has abandoned the common good by defending President Jacob Zuma after he fired respected finance minister Nhlanhla Nene and caused an economic "bloodbath", the DA says.

I signed no deals as finance minister - Van Rooyen

2015-12-15 15:40

Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister David van Rooyen says he did not sign any deals during his brief four-day stint as South Africa's finance minister.

10 days of shocks and surprises for SA

2015-12-15 07:22

South Africans had to digest a downgrading by ratings agencies, a cabinet meeting, an NHI white paper announcement, and three finance ministers in quick succession.

Van Rooyen to address the media

2015-12-15 06:19

Newly appointed Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister David van Rooyen is set to address the media.


Herbst: From 'Weekend Special' to 'Room Service' – snouts deep in the trough

2016-06-13 12:34

If government officials didn’t plunder so much taxpayer wealth on self-indulgence, the country would be in a far better place than on the brink of a recession and ‘junk’ status.

Quirky quotes of the week

2016-02-26 10:10

A selection of quirky and newsworthy quotes from some of the week's major local stories.

Van Rooyen was highly qualified for finance job, says Zuma

2016-02-22 15:34

Des van Rooyen was the most qualified person to be appointed to the position of finance minister, President Jacob Zuma says.

Meet Ian Whitley: Duarte son-in-law, Gupta ally, jobless to FinMin adviser

2016-02-16 07:33

Unknown Ian Whitley, a son-in law of the ANC's Jesse Duarte with a low profile, has been appointed as a well-paid adviser to Minister David van Rooyen.

Some 'touch-ups' still needed before announcing poll date - minister

2016-01-14 16:26

Some "touch-ups" still need to be done before a date for the local government elections can be announced, Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister David van Rooyen says.

No need to recall Zuma over finance minister chaos - ANC

2015-12-15 22:32

The ANC has admitted that the axing of Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene had an unforeseen impact on the country, but has denied that the party ever discussed recalling President Jacob Zuma.

Deaths of initiates unacceptable - Van Rooyen

2015-12-15 16:06

Cogta Minister Des van Rooyen says his department is working with various stakeholders to ensure young men underwent the rite of passage - circumcision - in a safe manner.

South Africa has no leader - Vavi

2015-12-15 14:09

South Africa is currently leaderless, and an urgent intervention was needed, former Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi said following yet another change in the finance ministry in the country.

Zuma's finmin blunder costs SA R171bn

2015-12-15 06:29

The breakdown of trust caused by Jacob Zuma’s blunder still weighs heavily on the barometers of global confidence for SA’s financial system, says Alec Hogg.

ANALYSIS: 'Clueless' Van Rooyen will have hard time in charge of local govt

2015-12-14 14:45

David van Rooyen will have a hard time establishing his credibility as co-operative governance and traditional affairs minister, analysts say.

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