EFF members ejected from presidential question time after hurling accusations at Jacob Zuma

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President Zuma to be grilled on how Dudu Myeni survived chop at SAA

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For the few, by the few — South Africans view of government

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Shades of Polokwane in Jackson Mthembu’s call

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Ex-IMF central banker gets tough on inflation in Mozambique

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Harvard University academics show support to dining hall staff

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Rand trades firmer ahead of mid-term budget policy statement on Wednesday

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JSE censures Christo Wiese’s Invicta

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Civil society groups race to court over 'hopeless' case against Pravin Gordhan

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Expect legal challenge if Eskom sticks with its irrational procurement course

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No fee increases for TUT students

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ANC-alliance leaders will have to declare their assets and incomes

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Promising signals for MTN

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Eurozone gives Greece a third bailout, but doubting Berlin stalls more than half

Because of German doubt and a mountain of unpaid bills, the eurozone has held back €1.7bn of its third bailout of €2.8bn for Greece

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Gold Fields’ Ghanaian mines get a lifeline

The $1.4bn investment in Damang mine will secure Gold Fields’ production in Ghana until 2023, say analysts

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Hilary Joffe Editor-at-large

Gordhan will need to show that this time the balance is exquisitely delicate

Citizens, investors and agencies will be watching how numbers stack up and talk of structural reform pans out, writes Hilary Joffe

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TINYIKO NGWENYA: Read the market disclaimer fine print — it says that we can avert a downgrade

South Africans dug themselves out of the 1994 debt trap to become globally competitive. Now we must refocus on what the market is saying to avert a ratings downgrade

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LETTER: Electricity consumers better off as result of REIPP

The inference that the cost of renewable energy is higher than the cost of energy that Eskom could produce from other sources is misleading, writes Tom Plaistowe

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