SACP calls on Parliament to probe NPA head Shaun Abrahams’s fitness

The ANC ally also wants a more democratic way of appointing the national director of public prosecutions

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Factory and farm gate inflation as measured by the PPI was helped by fuel prices and a slight slowdown in food inflation

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Rand weakens towards R14/$ as market digests medium-term budget

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Wits student protest chiefs unhappy with Gordhan’s news on varsity subsidies

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Patrice Motsepe’s ARC to invest in reforming private healthcare industry

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Gordhan speaks out on 'unacceptable' SARS ‘hostage’ drama

The finance minister says he will approach commissioner Tom Moyane for an explanation, after reports that a lawyer was held hostage

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Access is restricted at Tshwane council

ANC says its councillors were subjected to an apartheid-style of access control after councillors were asked to produced proof of identity

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Barclays reports fall in profit from its African division

Banking group says its strategic priorities include strengthening its core businesses and making progress on its plan to sell down its stake in Barclays Africa

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Higher taxes and public sector job cuts on cards

Allocations to provinces and municipalities to be reduced as 2016-17 year shapes up ‘to be the toughest’

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WATCH: Zuma falls asleep during Gordhan's mid-term budget speech

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NPA ‘ignored facts’ to bring Gordhan case

Lobby groups say subpoena is new evidence

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Samsung eyes fast bounce back after Note 7 disaster wipes out mobile earnings

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Gordhan focuses on steering SA through two more years of Zuma

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Clicks UK franchises show strong sales growth

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