EFF uproar over Red Ants in township scuppers Ekurhuleni council meeting

A shouting match between EFF and other councillors led to the abrupt adjournment of an Ekurhuleni council meeting and EFF threats to disrupt more meetings

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Protesting students run for cover from stun grenades as Pravin Gordhan delivers budget speech

The higher education sector made the biggest gains in the finance minister’s medium-term budget policy

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Rand weakens as medium-term budget shows SA in a tight spot

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan announced a much lower growth forecast, which bodes ill for the currency

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IEC’s tardiness cost the country R71m, says Pravin Gordhan

Finance minister says additional funding was allocated to the Electoral Commission of SA as it prepared for the local government elections

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Reform the ICC from within, pleads Botswana’s Foreign Minister Venson-Moitoi

Stay and reform the ICC from within, aspirant African Union chief Pelomoni Venson-Moitoi of Botswana has urged African governments

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Gordhan budget statement leaves key issues on future energy mix up in the air

Questions about SA’s future energy mix and its financing went unanswered in the Treasury’s medium-term budget policy statement presentation on Wednesday

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Treasury gives state-owned enterprises short shrift

In supporting documentation to the medium-term budget‚ its says poor management of SOEs has cost SA dearly — and sounds a warning to e-toll defaulters

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EFF plays ‘central’ role in violent student protests, Blade Nzimande charges

The higher education and training minister says what started as a legitimate struggle ‘has been hijacked by elements’ with ‘perverse political agendas’

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Protesting students’ anger is justified, Julius Malema says

The EFF leaders says his party is part of the protest because it believes ‘an equal society can be created through offering free, decolonised, quality ...

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LIVE BLOG: Medium-term budget

Follow Ray Hartley's up-to-the-minute live blog of Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan's medium-term budget policy statement.

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Universities and students are the biggest winners in Pravin Gordhan’s medium-term budget

The finance minister has announced billions in extra funding to address the demands of the #FeesMustFall movement — but hints that students will not have all ...

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Little progress on Pravin Gordhan’s promised overhaul of state firms in medium-term budget

But Treasury has asserted its authority over the independent power producers programme, emphasising it is still policy, after Eskom raised doubt about it

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Top information watchdog post for former IEC chairwoman Pansy Tlakula

The public protector found Pansy Tlakula flouted procurement regulations as IEC chief, but she has been made chairwoman of the new Information Regulator

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CEO x 1 Day: new skills for the next generation

Odgers Berndtson's CEO x 1 Day lets MBA students spend a day with top executives. Click to read more about today's CEO skills, leadership and more.

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EFF councillors and Buffalo City Metro police clash over dress code

According to BCM rules‚ the EFF’s red overalls and makarabas (hats) contravene the approved dress code for councillors when attending council meetings

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Pravin Gordhan calls for ‘right political context’ as Treasury slashes growth forecast

The medium-term budget policy statement has pencilled in improvements over the next two years

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EDITORS’ LUNCHBOX: The Gambia is now also on its way out of the ICC

The EFF wants a levy on retirement funds to fund free education, and Cyril Ramaphosa hits back at ANC Youth League comments

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TINYIKO NGWENYA: Read the rating agencies’ fine print —it’s good news

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

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Steven Friedman Columnist

More herded than heard: how thinking in SA is corralled

From #FeesMustFall to the ICC, the imposition of party lines happens across the board and prevents us from moving forward, writes Steven Friedman

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ANC regions wanted Zuma, NEC to resign

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