Zondo grants Des van Rooyen leave to cross-examine Fuzile

2019-03-14 10:47

Van Rooyen was surprisingly appointed finance minister by former president Jacob Zuma in December 2015, sending the rand into a tailspin.

Mahumapelo, Mngxitama and Van Rooyen at court to support Zuma

2018-11-30 10:40

Those who say the participation of former president Jacob Zuma in the ANC's election campaign will impact negatively on the party 'don't understand how the ANC operates', former North West premier Supra Mahumapelo has said.

Fuzile has Judge Zondo laughing at state capture commission

2018-11-22 18:04

The shortest-lived finance minister in South Africa’s history did not know who was his advisor and who was chief of staff.

Ferial Haffajee: 'You will get a Gupta minister who will arrive with advisors'

2018-11-22 11:25

Here's what happens when Treasury’s good civil servant meets a weekend special, writes Ferial Haffajee.

All the President's Men: SA's 7 finance ministers and where they are now

2018-10-10 20:51

With former SA Reserve Bank governor Tito Mboweni sworn in as finance minister, here are the seven ministers who have held the role since 1994.

3 ministers found to have lied for the Guptas over the past 2 weeks

2018-02-23 19:46

Over the past two weeks, three ministers have been caught with their pants on fire, all in the name of the Guptas.

Des van Rooyen admits asking Guptas' help for MKMVA

2018-02-12 18:38

Minister Des van Rooyen deliberately misled Parliament when he denied visiting the Gupta family's home in Saxonwold in the run-up to being appointed finance minister, the Public Protector has found.

Van Rooyen leaves 'voluntarily' after EFF supporters allegedly block him in Metsimaholo

2017-11-29 16:43

Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Des van Rooyen left a voting station in Metsimaholo "voluntarily" after he was allegedly blocked by EFF supporters. 

Enemy of the People: 9/12, the day everything changed

2017-11-10 13:20

In the newly released book, Enemy of the People, former National Treasury director general Lungisa Fuzile has recalled the confusion, disruption and the poor taste in which Des van Rooyen and his advisers tried to capture South Africa’s fiscal purse.

President Zuma appointed me - Van Rooyen denies Gupta hiring

2017-09-12 19:09

Co-operative governance and traditional affairs minister Des van Rooyen says only President Jacob Zuma appointed him to the position of finance minister for three days in 2015.


Des van Rooyen wants to cross-examine former Treasury DG Lungisa Fuzile

2019-02-18 16:17

Des van Rooyen, who was appointed finance minister for a calamitous weekend in December 2015, wants to apply for leave to cross-examine former Treasury director general Lungisa Fuzile at the state capture commission of inquiry.

#StateCaptureInquiry: Van Rooyen advisor issued instructions to staff before swearing in

2018-11-26 16:42

So-called "weekend special" finance minister Des van Rooyen had not even been sworn in yet when his new advisor, Mohammed Bobat, started issuing instructions to Treasury staff, the state capture commission of inquiry has heard.

How Gupta-linked adviser went over Van Rooyen's head – ex-Treasury DG

2018-11-22 15:45

"Weekend Special" finance minister Des van Rooyen arrived at the National Treasury with a mystery Gupta-appointed adviser to take over the Treasury. A former director general's evidence shows the two men did not even know each other.

9/12: How Zuma was forced to re-appoint Gordhan as finance minister

2018-11-20 12:21

The removal of Nhlanhla Nene by Jacob Zuma illustrated the extent to which the Treasury had become a target for capture and how determined its enemies were to breach its defences.

Ramaphosa set for talks with Van Rooyen over findings he misled Parliament on Gupta meeting

2018-02-26 21:28

President Cyril Ramaphosa has indicated to the Speaker of the National Assembly that he will be engaging Des van Rooyen on a finding that he misled Parliament about his meetings with the Guptas, in the run-up to his short tenure as finance minister in 2016.

Des van Rooyen denies misleading Parliament

2018-02-13 17:12

Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Des van Rooyen is sticking to his guns after Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane found that he had misled Parliament about his meetings with the Guptas.

Drought could be declared national disaster by Feb 14

2018-02-08 15:32

The National Disaster Management Centre will say by February 14 whether it will declare the drought and overall water scarcity in some provinces a national disaster, Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Des Van Rooyen says.

Des van Rooyen no-show at meeting on electricity distribution

2017-11-28 21:50

Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Des van Rooyen's absence at a joint meeting has led to questions about whether or not there is any political will to resolve challenges of electricity distribution.

Zuma within rights to remove Ramaphosa, or even me – Des van Rooyen

2017-10-20 20:34

Cabinet minister Des Van Rooyen steadfastly believes that President Jacob Zuma is within his right to remove Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, or even himself.

48 municipalities still owe Eskom billions - minister

2017-08-29 22:19

Forty-eight municipalities still owe Eskom billions of rand in combined debt, Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Des van Rooyen says.

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