Makhosi Khoza takes aim at ‘Johnny-come-lately’ KZN ANC structure

The vocal critic of the president is committed to the ANC’s mission but refuses to be intimidated by people who care ‘only about lining their pockets’

ANC must shape up or get left behind, says business pioneer Nonkululeko Gobodo

‘What was also shocking was the mention of big‚ well-respected companies. We focus on government corruption but we forget there’s somebody on ...

New Sassa CE in business with daughter of her boss, minister Bathabile Dlamini

The M&G is reporting that a company records search shows the social development minister’s daughter and Pearl Bhengu are directors of Umnotho ...

Shades of grey: how demographics influence growth and inflation

SPONSORED | What is the impact of ageing populations on global growth and inflation, particularly in the US?

Gupta e-mails reveal suspected multibillion-rand tax avoidance scheme

Family patriarch Atul Gupta at centre of scheme tax experts say points to evidence of a complex tax avoidance practice

Graça Machel likely to sue over book by Mandela’s doctor

Mandela’s Last Years (Penguin Random House), by Vejay Ramlakan, ‘is an affront to and an assault on the trust and dignity of my late husband’

SIU goes to court to cancel parolee electronic monitoring contract

Engineered System Solutions has a five-year contract to provide electronic tags, but the Special Investigating Unit is following up on alleged irregularities

Sale of state assets to fund SAA bail-out

Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba discloses the initiative to identify disposable state-owned assets in a letter to Speaker of the National Assembly Baleka Mbete

Dodgy offshore loan transfers by Gupta-owned Sahara Computers raise questions

The shock information pointing to alleged money laundering is the latest from the leaked Gupta e-mails cache

Joburg suspends senior official over R1.3bn broadband contract

‘He is seen to be deliberately frustrating an investigation into the city’s seemingly inexplicable R1.3bn acquisition of the 900km broadband ...

Joburg City Power fraud probe leads to calls for officials’ censure

Forensic report calls for corrective action to be taken against 14 officials, which may include criminal charges

Reserve Bank paints bleak picture of SA's growth prospects

The Bank warns it will not hesitate to reverse its rate-cut decision if SA’s highly uncertain economic environment persists

Rand extends gains despite interest-rate cut

The euro, which the rand usually tracks, was close to a two year high against the dollar in late morning trade on Friday

NATASHA MARRIAN: Ballot will test cross-currents of defiance

‘Makhosi Khoza and a party man who until now has displayed stoic discipline, Pravin Gordhan, have said they would vote with their consciences’

JONNY STEINBERG: ANC presidential race is not good vs evil

‘The ANC is burdened with the rot of the Zuma era and will have no choice but to bring some of it into the post-Zuma order’


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