The battle to remove Gordhan and ultimately President Cyril Ramaphosa from office is in full swing, writes Adriaan Basson.
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President Cyril Ramaphosa last week signed five bills relating to tax administration and other division of revenue proposals for the 2019 fiscal year.
The chairperson of Parliament’s Select Committee on Trade and Industry says while it is not ideal for government to 'interfere' in business, the large number of job cuts will frustrate government's objectives of creating over a million jobs.
Govan Mbeki, Nelson Mandela and Oliver Tambo were humble, caring people who put others first – not their bank balances and while I never knew them personally, there was never scandal about their behaviour as is common these days.
DA MP Natasha Mazzone has briefed her peers on a private member's bill to fix ailing power utility Eskom.
Government has no plans to scrap costly contracts with renewable energy independent power producers, but is trying to renegotiate the contracts down, said Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan.
In May, the High Court ruled that the exclusion of domestic workers in the Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act was unconstitutional. Labour and Employment Minister Thulas Nxesi says Parliament will see amendments to the law soon.
Overdue debt owed to Eskom by municipalities increased by some R1.2bn in September to R26.4bn by the end of October, Parliament's Standing Committee on Public Accounts heard.
The ANC’s integrity commission has recommended that MP Bongani Bongo, who stands accused of corruption, "step aside" from his ANC activities and positions, ANC integrity commission chairperson George Mashamba has confirmed.
An investigation by the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) found that its members conducted illegal house raids and searches in Pongolo, KwaZulu-Natal.
Sanral chair Themba Mhambi told a select committee that the mixed messages from various corners of South African society have caused uncertainty which exacerbated non-payment.
Minister of Public Enterprises Pravin Gordhan told Parliament through a written reply to questions from Members of Parliament that Eskom's Generation Entity would remain completely state-owed function.
It would be unconstitutional to reject a bill "on the basis of a report", Trade and Industry Minister Ebrahim Patel has told Members of Parliament.
Auditor General Kimi Makwetu said auditors and other staff in the AG's offices have had to endure stressful conditions, including bribes and intimidation.
Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan has slammed criticism of newly appointed Eskom CEO Andre de Ruyter.
The National Assembly has resolved that former senior prosecutors Nomgcobo Jiba and Lawrence Mrwebi should not be restored to their senior positions at the National Prosecuting Authority.
Since Steinhoff's former CEO Markus Jooste abruptly resigned at the start of an accounting scandal in December 2017, the Stellenbosch-headquartered retailer's share price has plummeted by over 95%.
Parliament's Portfolio Committee on Public Enterprises said in its newly released oversight report into state-owned companies that South African parastatals were still reeling from the effects of state capture and would need support from the Department of Public Enterprises.
SITA acting CEO Ntutule Tshenye said among its challenges involved getting government departments and entities that used its services to pay up.
The Companies Tribunal wants its mandate to be expanded so that it can take on more cases to help companies resolve their disputes, without litigation.
Minister of Finance Tito Mboweni told the National Council of Provinces he did not believe that National Health Insurance should be considered as the only panacea to the challenges dogging the public healthcare system.
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