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SA at crossroads as state capture undermines democracy – Jonas

31st March 2017 Axed Deputy Finance Minister Mcebisi Jonas on Friday said that state capture is a national issue all South Africans need to take a stand against. South Africa is at a crossroads which should not be taken lightly, said Jonas. 

Pravin Gordhan – Our souls are not for sale

31st March 2017 Former Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan defended the integrity of Treasury and denied allegations that his removal had anything to do with so-called secret meetings intended to undermine the current government. Gordhan addressed media and staff at a briefing following his axing on the early hours... 

Gordhan opens up about Habib Bank

31st March 2017 Sacked Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan on Friday said it’s up to his successor Malusi Gigaba to take decisions regarding Gupta-linked Vardospan’s bid to take over Habib Bank. Gordhan was speaking at a briefing at Treasury, following his axing on Friday morning. 

ANC calls for unity following Zuma's reshuffle

31st March 2017 The African National Congress (ANC) on Friday neither welcomed nor condemned President Jacob Zuma’s Cabinet reshuffle. Instead, the party called for its members to display unity. 

DA asks Mbete for urgent sitting over reshuffle

31st March 2017 Democratic Alliance (DA) chief whip John Steenhuisen has written to National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete to ask for a debate of a motion of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma. Parliament goes on recess for the Easter holidays on Friday, and only resumes in May. 

Mixed reactions to Zuma reshuffle

31st March 2017 The African National Congress Women's League (ANCWL) and government have welcomed the appointment of new ministers, amid growing opposition to President Jacob Zuma's Cabinet reshuffle. The ANCWL's Moekgo Matuba applauded Zuma for being cognisant of the gender parity policy of the ANC and... 

Sky will not fall under Gigaba's leadership – ANCYL

31st March 2017 The sky will not fall under new Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba, in spite of scare-mongers, the African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL) said on Friday. "The ANC Youth League is excited, happy, overjoyed and jubilant at the announcement by President Jacob Zuma on the Cabinet reshuffle,"... 

Only crime Gordhan, Jonas committed was being incorruptible – Jackson Mthembu

31st March 2017 The only crime Pravin Gordhan and Mcebisi Jonas have committed is being incorruptible, African National Congress (ANC) chief whip Jackson Mthembu says. The chief whip has been a staunch and vocal supporter of the former finance minister and his deputy, calling for party leaders to rally behind them. 

Fired ministers not lost to ANC – Duarte

31st March 2017 While they may not agree with President Jacob Zuma's choices, the African National Congress (ANC) must still rally behind new and old Cabinet ministers, party deputy secretary general Jessie Duarte said on Friday. "Congratulations to all the new ministers appointed by the President. Ministers who... 

Gigaba will do Guptas' bidding – SACP

31st March 2017 Incoming finance minister Malusi Gigaba was selected solely to do the Gupta family’s bidding at the Treasury, the South African Communist Party (SACP) said on Friday. "The Guptas have almost, now with the removal of [Finance Minister] Pravin Gordhan, ensured that they have unfettered access to... 


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