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Mathews Phosa says Jacob Zuma’s son is ‘a little piece of vomit’

In a letter last week, Phosa said he refused to be part of the intellectual funeral of the ANC and stand with an ANC that trampled on the people who voted it ...

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Rand continues to slip as Pravin Gordhan prepares to take centre stage

In his budget address on Wednesday, Gordhan is expected to announce fiscal contraction measures, namely more taxes and lower government expenditure

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Appointment of Brian Molefe as an MP will not take place on budget day

Amid speculation that Molefe will soon be moved to a Cabinet position‚ it has been confirmed ANC MP Makhosi Khoza has been moved from the finance committee

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Mineral Resources Department flouts Pravin Gordhan’s cap on new cars

Mosebenzi Zwane’s Mercedes Benz S400 cost R1.35m, although the finance minister has capped the cost of vehicles for ministers at R750‚000

8 hours ago
Mugabe insists he has no successor, except Grace

In a message for his 93rd birthday, the world’s oldest-serving leader says he has no intention of retiring and backs Trump’s nation first policy

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Pioneer Foods warns of first-half headline earnings per share falling 38%-55%

Hit by drought and rand weakness, Pioneer Foods Group has warned of a 38%-55% drop in headline earnings per share for the six months to March

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Tiger Brands to sell controlling stake in Kenyan business

Tiger says the majority of Haco’s business does not align with its current operating model of owning leading fast-moving consumer goods brands

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Finance committee adopts amended Fica bill in Parliament

Jacob Zuma sent the Financial Intelligence Centre Amendment Bill back to Parliament in November 2016 over concern about the warrantless searches clauses

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ANC confirms Brian Molefe is a member of its Irene branch

Tshwane secretary says the former Eskom boss is a member in good standing, although there are also claims he is a member of the Hartbeespoort chapter

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Central Energy Fund chief Makasi talks of legal action against accusers

Luvo Makasi of Central Energy Fund denies he is romancing Water and Sanitation Minister Nomvula Mokonyane or has an unprofessional relationship with her ...

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Thabo Mbeki to be inaugurated as Unisa’s chancellor on Monday

University of SA says the appointment of the former president is in line with the institution’s vision and mission

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Immediate investigation of Metrorail train crash ordered

More than 100 people were hurt in the head-on collision in the Pretoria area, and Prasa has been told to improve safety and punish managers

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Former SABC boss Hlaudi Motsoeneng’s lawyer sends MPs a letter of protest

A lawyer for Hlaudi Motsoeneng has called into question the credibility of a parliamentary committee draft report on the former SABC strongman

5 hours ago
Citibank settlement too low, but necessary, says competition watchdog

Competition Commissioner Thembinkosi Bonakele tells MPs the commission needed witnesses

7 hours ago
Muthambi challenges ruling on digital broadcasting migration policy decision

Communications Minister Faith Muthambi, backed by the SABC, is appealing against a judgment setting aside her digital broadcasting migration policy amendment

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views & analysis

EDITOR’S LUNCHBOX: Minister and deputy get limos for R2.6m

With an app known as Yookoo the metered-taxi empire is striking back while Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane and his deputy get limos for R2.6m

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SARS clarifies VAT and PAYE on director fees, but at what cost?

Nonexecutive directors may try to renegotiate their fees with companies on whose boards they serve, after SARS’s ruling on VAT, writes Pieter Faber

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The nitty-gritty of the national budget

Despite the attention that is focused on the speech, there is much about the budget process that is not well known, writes Seán Mfundza Muller

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TOM EATON: You know, that budget thing that Pravin does with all the numbers?

Tom Eaton

'Gordhan could recite the collected lyrics of Adele and we'd think something fiscally significant had just happened'

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Wiese drops Shoprite, Steinhoff merger plan

Ann Crotty

Analysts say the Public Investment Corporation withdrew support for business magnate Christo Wiese’s multibillion-rand plan to merge Shoprite and Steinhoff

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THE FT COLUMN: Artificial intelligence and the productivity paradox

John Thornhill

Can three apparently contradictory stories be true? Apparently they can, writes John Thornhill

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AUBREY MATSHIQI: Political rise of Eskom chief astonishes

Aubrey Matshiqi

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan uzulelwa amanqe (is in great danger) as Brian Molefe’s ascent signals, writes Aubrey Matshiqi

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