Police use stun grenades to disperse 300 protesters outside Zuma’s office

The student protesters, some of whom threw sticks and bottles at police, were gathered in a park outside the Union Buildings

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Ugandan central bank takes over key commercial lender

Bank of Uganda says the African country’s largest locally owned commercial bank poses a risk to the financial system

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UCT calls it quits for the year for medical undergrads

Medicine students in the first three years will do a catch-up semester at the start of 2017, but the university hopes to complete the year ...

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Rand slightly weaker but remains in tight ranges

The rand weakens slightly against major global currencies despite little news coming from the European Central Bank meeting

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SA has been sold, Joseph Mathunjwa says

The Amcu leader was speaking outside Sasol’s offices in Rosebank on Thursday, about the exploitation of workers

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Mkhwebane still to take position on ‘state capture’ report

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Ramaphosa warns against political parties surviving on private funding

political parties depending on private funding can lead to undue influence and conflicts of interest, warns Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa

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Pravin Gordhan added belatedly to Cabinet fees task team

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No clarity on government impasse with Eskom on independent power

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Prasa board reviews report to get itself back on track

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ECB leaves interest rates unchanged and sticks to its policy guidance

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Cabinet backs Gordhan as innocent until proven otherwise, says Radebe

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan is innocent until proven otherwise, and the cabinet affirmed its support for him, says Minister in the ...

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MTN may have moved more than $14bn out of Nigeria, senator says

Early investigations show the amount MTN allegedly moved out of the country is ‘actually outrageously higher’ than the original figure

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Thuli Madonsela’s post-public protector role is revealed

Former public protector says she hopes to work with her colleagues at the law faculty to increase ‘the pace of achieving the promise of an ...

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UWC students demand 10GB of data a month and clearing of student debt

UWC has given a detailed response to a list of 40 demands by students‚ but said these needed to be discussed in order to find creative ...

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Gas leaders to gather for summit as Mozambique plots its energy future

SPONSORED: Energy bosses from several nations to meet local government officials and Mozambican companies

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LETTER: Zuma has failed to address student protests in a meaningful way

The Fees Must Fall protest is not merely a crisis restricted to tertiary education, but one of national proportions and must be treated as such, writes George Devenish

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EDITORS’ LUNCHBOX: Most competitive process yet to elect new AU chair

Donald Trump fails in final presidential debate, and Busisiwe Mkhwebane expresses disdain for predecessor Thuli Madonsela

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What will the Gordhan/Zuma endgame moves be?

Bronwyn Nortje considers some of the options that Zuma and Gordhan have in their continuing powerplay, particularly after the events of the past two weeks

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