Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba could deliver his first and final budget speech this week as expectations of a cabinet reshuffle gain momentum after Cyril Ramaphosa's ascension to the presidency. Commentators say financial markets and investors are expecting a clean break from the past. This would be widely welcomed, unlike former president Jacob Zuma's frequent reshuffles that helped to plunge the economy into disaster, stifled investor confidence and prompted downgrades of the government's debt rating to junk. Not least on investors' radars will be the future finance minister. Among names bandied about in the past few days was that of former finance minister Nhlanhla Nene, who Zuma sacked in December 2015, allegedly after Nene had tried to resolve governance issues at SAA, where the president's friend Dudu Myeni was chairwoman. Nene told Business Times there were various factors to consider first, including the fact that he was no longer a member of parliament. He declined to confi...

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