Retired judge Essa Moosa dies

President Jacob Zuma recently called on South Africans to pray for the former judge

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Zuma advises students not to become 'career students'

President Jacob Zuma encourages students to study to create jobs rather than to study to get employment

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Cycle indoors with friends all over the world

Josh Petri reviews Zwift — digital training software that takes the virtual cycling experience a step further than its rivals

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Zuma decides not to suspend Jiba and Mrwebi

The presidency says no inquiry will be instituted into the two regarding their fitness to hold office; they are, however, still on special leave

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This is how the SABC board games can be stopped

Parliament faces a tricky, but crucial, task in choosing an interim board, writes Leon Ayo

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Pretoria calm after riots

Police are still maintaining high visibility‚ with incidents of looting reported in Sunnyside overnight

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After the budget, this is the money we should be watching

Provinces are allocated 43.4% of state funds, and we should watch closely how they spend them, write Bhavna Ramji and Tebogo Sephakgamela

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Gordhan treats me like a ‘non-entity’, says SARS commissioner Tom Moyane

Moyane says the their relationship is on the brink of collapse

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Reserve Bank wants accountability in rand rigging scandal

Deputy governor Daniel Mminele says those who broke the law must accept responsibility and corrective measures must be implemented

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Zuma wants law changed to allow land expropriation without compensation

Analysts say the ANC’s more hardline approach is in response to calls for the seizure of white-owned land by the EFF

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Petrol and diesel prices to decrease by 8c/l and 2c/l on Wednesday

The Department of Energy says the rand appreciated against the dollar leading to a lower contribution to the basic fuels price

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Nersa caps Eskom tariff hike at 2.2%

The National Energy Regulator of SA is wary of Eskom's regulatory clearing account mechanism after court ruling throws it into doubt

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Ethics committee must probe Faith Muthambi’s role in SABC crisis

Parliament’s ad hoc committee looking into the crisis at the SABC says President Jacob Zuma should ‘reconsider’ Muthambi’s ‘desirability’ in Cabinet

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TWEET OF THE WEEK: Zuma’s R13bn VIP protection monster

Gareth van Onselen interrogates why President Jacob Zuma needs a fast-growing, heavily funded and unaccountable private army?

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After the budget, this is the money we should be watching

Provinces are allocated 43.4% of state funds, and we should watch closely how they spend them, write Bhavna Ramji and Tebogo Sephakgamela

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This is how the SABC board games can be stopped

Parliament faces a tricky, but crucial, task in choosing an interim board, writes Leon Ayo

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We need to talk about the London Metal Exchange (now)

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Bruce Whitfield

The vast majority of the tax burden still falls on middle-income earners

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There were 1,008 references to tax in the budget review, which made me anxious when I started looking — soon after PG started speaking on Wednesday afternoon — just what the tax hikes would be. We knew the tax hikes were coming, but the extra R17-billion salary earners will have to pay is still going to hurt because it comes on top of forking out more for fuel, medical aid, school fees and utilities.

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Can Peter Mokaba meet Pravin G?

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We need 'radical transformation' to be more than just rhetoric

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Reserve Bank must put bite on rogues

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Recent allegations of currency manipulation by banking staff reinforce the view that herd behaviour is entrenched in the sector. After all, the same behaviour — untrammelled greed and exponential self-preservation — led to the 2007 financial catastrophe. The allegations give credence to the view that banks cannot see beyond their profit margins and, left to themselves, will engage in predatory governance and hubris-driven activities.

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