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NEWS ANALYSIS: How Mpumalanga made a new king for the ANC

Chairman David Mabuza’s precise role in Cyril Ramaphosa’s ascension is unclear — but the province was indisputably the key player in the outcome

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Message to Cyril Ramaphosa and ANC top six: roll up your sleeves

DA says Cyril Ramaphosa victory is too little, too late - and the general consensus is that there is a lot of work to do to get SA back on track

6 minutes ago
We need ethical leadership and sensible reform, business tells new ANC leaders

'We call on the newly elected leadership of the ANC to immediately occupy itself with a clear and practical programme of action'

34 minutes ago
Paul Mashatile gets set to leave Gauteng after being named ANC treasurer-general

Mashatile was wooed by both factions in the run-up to the Nasrec conference, with some regarding him as a unifying force, but he was on the Ramaphosa slate as ...

1 hour ago
ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule, a seasoned and controversial politician

The Free State chairman and premier is tainted by his closeness to President Jacob Zuma and the Gupta family, and a couple of controversial provincial elections

1 hour ago
I’m happy to bow out now as ANC leader, Jacob Zuma tells journalists at Nasrec

But Zuma’s two terms as president of the ANC have been mired in scandal and controversy, as he presided over the decline of the party, tripartite ...

5 hours ago
Fear of deep rift in ANC after leadership race

Fallout may be more far-reaching than after Polokwane and Mangaung with both camps confident of winning

Rand at three-month high to dollar as market awaits ANC election news

R12.74/$ appears to be the resistance level for a market-friendly outcome, Rand Merchant Bank’s John Cairns says

4 hours ago
How investors bought into the Steinhoff success story, despite the red flags

‘Steinhoff reminds many in South Africa of Enron. There were lots of warning signs over the years, but everybody was making too much money to take ...

6 hours ago
Barbara Hogan rejects Jacob Zuma’s suggestion that Ahmed Kathrada wrote open letter under duress

‘I know that Kathy decided a long time ago that he had to write a public letter‚’ the former ANC NEC member said of her late husband

5 hours ago
If SA can afford free tuition, it must be welcomed, says Nsfas chair Sizwe Nxasana

Students enrolled in TVET colleges or university students from households with a combined yearly income of up to R350‚000 will qualify

9 hours ago
EDITORIAL: ANC conference outcome is critical for South Africa

Ramaphosa would be infinitely better for corporate and investor SA, while a downgrade is likely if Dlamini-Zuma wins

Steinhoff’s Star gave Ben la Grange generous 30% pay increase

Steinhoff Africa Retail paid its former CEO R50.2m in its 2017 financial year, a far higher salary than the CEOs of its competitors

11 hours ago
In mostly lighthearted final media briefing, Gwede Mantashe remained immovable

The ANC secretary-general told the incoming leadership: ‘When you throw your hands in the air when there problems you [give] yourself a luxury you don’t have. ...

updated 6 hours ago
FSB may review Wiese Steinhoff share sale

Financial Services Board will determine if the forced sale of 98.5-million of Christo Wiese’s Steinhoff shares contravenes insider-trading regulations

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