Pieter du Toit: Four years on and Zuma’s dismissal of Nene still grates

2019-12-09 17:39

If there’s anything that the government and party of former president Jacob Zuma will be remembered for – apart from corruption, mismanagement and theft – it will be the brazen manner in which the capture clique attempted to hijack National Treasury on December 9, 2015, writes Pieter du Toit.

Nene rand rollercoaster: Who could have benefited?

2018-10-16 06:45

Founder and director of investment website 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.

Nene's demise illustrates havoc Zuma sowed in civil service

2018-10-10 05:00

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.

Nhlanhla Nene is not the only liar in Cabinet

2018-10-09 08:11

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.

Nene and the Superman dilemma

2018-10-08 18:00

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.

Nene undermines Ramaphosa's integrity ticket

2018-10-08 08:20

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.

Nhlanhla Nene's 10 contacts with the Guptas mapped and annotated

2018-10-05 12:40

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.

Sanral's bumpy road with e-tolls leads to R6bn funding gap

2018-10-03 11:01

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.

PIC looking to fast-track appointment of forensic investigator

2018-07-31 08:03

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.

Stronger GDP figures lift rand

2018-03-06 12:21

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.


Government says it will protect the little man in VBS fallout

2018-10-26 08:26

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.

Solly Moeng: What are you trying to tell us, Mr President?

2018-10-10 05:45

The new dawn may be breaking, but it's not quite light enough yet to see the president clearly, says Solly Moeng.

FIRST TAKE: Tito Mboweni a win for Cyril Ramaphosa

2018-10-09 17:55

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.

Nene must take us into his confidence

2018-10-09 06:00

The sudden fall from grace of finance minister Nhlanhla Nene reveals something about the inherent weaknesses in mediatised politics, writes Ongama Mtimka.

Turbulence at Treasury: A short history

2018-10-08 10:13

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.

Nhlanhla Nene, the Guptas and the PIC: Should he resign?

2018-10-05 16:22

"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.

LIVE ANALYSIS: Nene on meeting with Guptas and nuclear deal - #StateCaptureInquiry

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.

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Nene calls for calm as Ramaphosa dodges recession, lauds China

2018-09-04 23:35

The president steered clear of touching the issue of SA's recession when he fielded questions from Chinese media in Beijing on Tuesday night.

GDP shock will lead to revision of optimistic growth predictions – Nene

2018-06-08 14:09

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.

Govt looking at ways to soften the VAT blow - Nene

2018-03-06 05:30

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.

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