SA expects decisive leadership from the president, including the fight against Covid-19 and holding his Cabinet to account, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.
High level clouds. Mild.
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.
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 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.
The Ministry of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs notes the media articles on the allegations surrounding the appointment of Mr Ian Whitley.
Industries that acquire mining rights with the intention of selling them without being productive must give others a chance, says Mineral Resources Minister Zwane.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Newly appointed Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister David van Rooyen is set to address the media.
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.
A selection of quirky and newsworthy quotes from some of the week's major local stories.
Des van Rooyen was the most qualified person to be appointed to the position of finance minister, President Jacob Zuma says.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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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