Stun grenades disperse protesters trying to invade Tshwane metro meeting

Tshwane metro cops used stun grenades to stop a crowd of angry Samwu union members trying to invade a council meeting

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Covert Eskom operatives unearth people doing illegal reconnections

Police recently arrested two people for undertaking an illegal connection for a person who turned out to be an undercover Eskom investigator

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Jacob Zuma wants to postpone hearing on state capture report

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Bigger issues than a R600m temptation, says Mcebisi Jonas

Asked whether he was tempted by what the Guptas allegedly offered him, the deputy finance minister tells 702, ‘Wait until you see the Thuli report’

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EDITORS’ LUNCHBOX: Hawks apparently held SARS lawyer hostage

Freedom Under Law and the Helen Suzman Foundation present ‘new evidence’ showing charges against Pravin Gordhan are being pursued for an ulterior purpose

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SACP calls on Parliament to probe NPA head Shaun Abrahams’s fitness

The ANC ally also wants a more democratic way of appointing the national director of public prosecutions

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Producer inflation surprises with sharp slowdown

Factory and farm gate inflation as measured by the PPI was helped by fuel prices and a slight slowdown in food inflation

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Pravin Gordhan will not say if he is confident of ANC’s backing

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CEO x 1 Day: new skills for the next generation

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Rand weakens towards R14/$ as market digests medium-term budget

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Wits student protest chiefs unhappy with Gordhan’s news on varsity subsidies

Wits #FeesMustFall leader says Gordhan’s budget does not "respond to the question at hand"

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Patrice Motsepe’s ARC to invest in reforming private healthcare industry

ARC Health says it will focus on the private and public healthcare sectors where inefficiencies result in unjustifiable costs

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NATASHA MARRIAN: Denial takes ANC on a new forked road

The attacks on dissenting voices suggest the ruling party is beyond self-repair, writes Natasha Marrian

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Gordhan speaks out on 'unacceptable' SARS ‘hostage’ drama

The finance minister says he will approach commissioner Tom Moyane for an explanation, after reports that a lawyer was held hostage

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Access is restricted at Tshwane council

ANC says its councillors were subjected to an apartheid-style of access control after councillors were asked to produced proof of identity

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Barclays reports fall in profit from its African division

Banking group says its strategic priorities include strengthening its core businesses and making progress on its plan to sell down its stake in Barclays Africa

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