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Van Rooyen was surprisingly appointed finance minister by former president Jacob Zuma in December 2015, sending the rand into a tailspin.
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.
The shortest-lived finance minister in South Africa’s history did not know who was his advisor and who was chief of staff.
Here's what happens when Treasury’s good civil servant meets a weekend special, writes Ferial Haffajee.
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.
Over the past two weeks, three ministers have been caught with their pants on fire, all in the name of the Guptas.
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.
Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Des van Rooyen left a voting station in Metsimaholo "voluntarily" after he was allegedly blocked by EFF supporters.
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.
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, 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.
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.
"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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Cabinet minister Des Van Rooyen steadfastly believes that President Jacob Zuma is within his right to remove Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, or even himself.
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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