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Treasury has been captured – EFF

31st March 2017 South Africa’s Treasury has been captured by the controversial Gupta family who have used President Jacob Zuma as their tool, the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) said on Friday. “This Treasury and the country have been captured…we are in a crisis, we are going to do anything in our power to fight... 

Gigaba meets Treasury Exco, to brief media on Saturday

31st March 2017 South Africa’s new Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba would meet with the National Treasury executive committee on Friday as he prepared to take over control of the public purse, his office said. In a short statement, Gigaba’s office said he was humbled by his appointment to serve the country and its... 

Outa seeks legal action in the wake of Cabinet Reshuffle

31st March 2017 The Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (Outa) said on Friday that it was exploring legal action and would persuade influential people in authority to support this objective following the axing of outgoing Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan. Outa’s decision to seek legal action comes after the Democratic... 

Ramaphosa against Gordhan’s removal

31st March 2017 Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa on Friday expressed his dissatisfaction with the sacking of Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan, adding that President Jacob Zuma presented the top African National Congress (ANC) leadership with a “ready made” list of the new Cabinet without consultation. Ramaphosa... 

Wits to bestow honorary doctorate on Patrice Motsepe

31st March 2017 Philanthropist and business leader Patrice Motsepe will on Friday receive an Honorary Doctorate in Commerce from the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) for his achievements in business and contributions to society. “Motsepe graduated with an LLB from the University in 1988. He also holds a... 

Thanks, and goodbye – Gordhan

31st March 2017 Axed finance minister Pravin Gordhan on Friday paid tribute to ordinary South Africans for their support during his tenure at the helm of National Treasury. “Thank you very much for being here, and for demonstrating this solidarity. We have had a meeting with the staff of the Treasury and we said... 

DA seeks urgent interdict to stop swearing-in of Zuma’s new ministers

31st March 2017 Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi Maimane on Friday said his party was filing papers in the Western Cape High Court to seek an urgent interdict to stop the swearing in of new ministers as the furore around the cabinet reshuffle gathers momentum. President Jacob Zuma announced a Cabinet... 

Cabinet Reshuffle hands over Treasury to Gupta family – EFF

31st March 2017 The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) on Friday rejected the President Jacob Zuma’s reshuffling of the Cabinet, saying that it is nothing else but a handover of the country’s Treasury to the Gupta family, Zuma’s close friends. “The entire reshuffle was nothing other than a target at the Ministry of... 

Zuma ‘just plunged country into crisis’ – Saftu

31st March 2017 The South African Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu) on Friday accused President Jacob Zuma of having plunged the country into a crisis after a sweeping Cabinet reshuffle in which he fired the finance minister and his deputy. The new federation urged South Africans to take to the streets in protest. 

Cosatu, SACP to meet after Cabinet reshuffle

31st March 2017 Leaders of two tripartite alliance members – the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) and the South African Communist Party (SACP) – are scheduled to hold separate meetings after a late night Cabinet reshuffle by President Jacob Zuma. None of the SACP leaders in Zuma’s Cabinet was... 

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