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Be positive! - axed Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom

31st March 2017 South Africans must remain positive following the mass Cabinet reshuffle by President Jacob Zuma, outgoing Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom said on Friday. He took to Twitter on Thursday evening to thank people for their support. 

'Government, it’s not for me' – Ramatlhodi

31st March 2017 Outgoing Public Administration Minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi was not informed that his time as member of President Jacob Zuma's Cabinet had come to an end. Speaking to News24 while playing a game of golf on Friday morning, he said he had accepted that Zuma no longer wanted him to serve as a minister. 

Only hope for SA now is to remove ANC – EFF

31st March 2017 The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) has called the Cabinet reshuffle a continuation of a plan to "place Treasury in the hands of an individual whose only qualification is his loyalty to the Gupta family". Economic Freedom Fighters spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi said the party rejected the... 

Cope calls for mass Cabinet resignation

31st March 2017 The Congress of the People (Cope) has called for a mass resignation by Cabinet in protest against President Jacob Zuma's reshuffle, which saw Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan and his deputy Mcebisi Jonas among those removed. "In our view this was not a genuine and honest Cabinet reshuffle based on... 

Gigaba in hot seat as new Finance Minister

31st March 2017 Former home affairs minister Malusi Gigaba has replaced Pravin Gordhan as the new Finance Minister of South Africa. Gigaba, born in 1971 in KwaZulu-Natal holds a bachelor-degree in Education and a Masters in Arts degree in Social Policy from the University of Durban Westville. 

Zuma’s night of the long knives

31st March 2017 President Jacob Zuma has fired Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan in his biggest Cabinet reshuffle yet since assuming office in 2009. In a brutal display of power, the president fired five ministers, including former tourism minister Derek Hanekom, who asked for Zuma to be recalled last year. 

Govt gives green light for shale gas fracking in Karoo

30th March 2017 The government has given the go-ahead for shale gas development in the Karoo region, Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane said on Thursday. He revealed this during a community engagement on shale gas development in Richmond, in the Northern Cape. 

SARB keeps interest rate steady

30th March 2017 South African Reserve Bank (SARB) governor Lesetja Kganyago announced on Thursday that the bank's Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) has decided to leave the interest rate unchanged at its second meeting this year. The repurchase rate, which is the interest rate at which the Sarb lends money to... 

Ford SA expands safety recall to include Fiesta ST

30th March 2017 Ford South Africa on Wednesday announced that it had expanded the safety recall of the 1.6-litre GTDi Ecoboost engine to include the Ford Fiesta ST. This after Ford recalled 4 556 Kuga 1.6l Ecoboost models, produced between December 2012 and February 2014, in January following several reports of... 

Cape Town's drastic plan for affordable housing

29th March 2017 The City of Cape Town wants the whole city to be declared a restructuring zone, which will allow for any suitable land to be used for social housing. It announced on Tuesday that about R101-billion was needed for another 650 000 housing opportunities over the next 20 years. 

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