Des van Rooyen withdraws court move to stop release of state capture report

As he has been told the state capture report contains no findings against him, cabinet minister Des van Rooyen says he has dropped his ...

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Public protector will not oppose Zuma bid to stop release of Gupta report

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Justice minister sends Parliament notice of Cabinet move to quit ICC

Justice Minister Michael Masutha has notified Parliament of the Cabinet decision to withdraw SA from the International Criminal Court and ...

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Banks back Gordhan court application for clarity on his legal position on Guptas

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan’s plea for a court to declare he may not legally intervene in their relationship with the Guptas has been ...

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SABC board member resigns, leaving only three remaining

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Government is to deregister state-owned farm Ncera

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At least 77 complaints against Independent Media as it leaves Press Council

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Three-way tussle for Pfizer’s Brazilian generics venture, sources say

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Speaker Baleka Mbete raps police minister’s criticism of parliament over McBride

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MTN says it obtained clearance to move money out of Nigeria

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Treasury hits back at Oakbay for media attacks in Gordhan-banks saga

Treasury has taken the Gupta-owned company to task for raising issues in the media rather than in court

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DA mounts court battle against SA’s exit from the ICC

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Standard Bank backs Pravin Gordhan’s position on bank account closures

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Weather service warns of severe thunderstorms

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Shell to sell more than $1bn worth of property in Canada

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