As the alleged wrongdoing at Bishops Diocesan College shows, equating wealth with virtue is a bad idea, writes Helena Wasserman.
High level clouds. Mild.
Municipalities suffered millions in losses when after depositing a combined amount of R1.5bn in public funds in VBS Mutual Bank, but government will not bail out municipalities that used the bank against the Reserve Bank's advice.
The new dawn may be breaking, but it's not quite light enough yet to see the president clearly, says Solly Moeng.
President Cyril Ramaphosa's appointment of Tito Mboweni, a former minister of labour and governor of the Reserve Bank, will have some repercussions in government and politics. Pieter du Toit considers the effect of Tuesday's announcement.
The sudden fall from grace of finance minister Nhlanhla Nene reveals something about the inherent weaknesses in mediatised politics, writes Ongama Mtimka.
National Treasury has been a beacon of good governance and stability since 1994 – the last couple of years however has seen it suffer under a barrage of political assault that resulted in four finance ministers in four years.
"President Cyril Ramaphosa has a difficult decision to make: should he ask for the resignation of his finance minister, Nhlanhla Nene?" writes Pieter du Toit.
Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene has told the judicial commission of inquiry into allegations of state capture that he believes he was axed in 2015 because he was "not willing to toe the line." Watch live analysis here.
The president steered clear of touching the issue of SA's recession when he fielded questions from Chinese media in Beijing on Tuesday night.
The shock contraction of GDP in the first quarter means optimistic predictions for growth in 2018 will need to be revised, says Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene.
Government will continue to engage stakeholders in a bid to cushion the poor from the impact of the VAT increase which comes into effect next month, says Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene.
Founder and director of investment website JustOneLap.com Simon Brown says while some could have had inside information about the finance minister’s fate, others worked through the logic of how the rand will react to uncertainty at Treasury.
Many public servants have had their careers cut short by the nefarious deeds foisted upon them by political principals. As more skeletons tumble out of the closet, more will find their careers prematurely terminated, writes Thembinkosi Gcoyi.
Lying has never disqualified an ANC politician from holding office but the Nene predicament has handed President Cyril Ramaphosa his toughest challenge yet, writes Adriaan Basson.
Superman might well save a plummeting plane and the hundreds of passengers on board as it meets a fiery end, but I would hate to employ him, writes Howard Feldman.
Nhlanhla Nene's position as finance minister has suddenly become untenable, both for the country and President Cyril Ramaphosa's campaign to clean up corruption in government, writes Ralph Mathekga.
Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene has admitted that he met the Guptas on numerous occasions between 2009 and 2014. We compared his version of events with information that was public knowledge at the time.
After scrambling to find funding to make up for losses of R6bn, Sanral has reportedly started issuing summonses motorists in the province who have defaulted on their toll debt.
A forensic investigation into the Public Investment Corporation must be fair to its CEO Dan Matjila, says Deputy Finance Minister and PIC chair Mondli Gungubele.
The rand has strengthened by 8 cents to the dollar after Statistics SA announced that the country's 2017 GDP growth was stronger than predicted.
Nhlanhla Nene and Pravin Gordhan make a stunning return to Cabinet, while Gwede Mantashe and Zweli Mkhize get their first ministerial deployments.
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