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DA calls for each sector to have its own minimum wage

By: News24Wire      17th April 2018 The DA has rejected the idea of a "blanket, universal" minimum wage, calling for each sector to have its own minimum wage instead. DA leader Mmusi Maimane, policy head Gwen Ngwenya and labour spokesperson Michael Bagraim briefed the media on the party's policy outcomes adopted at its seventh... 

BLSA welcomes Cabinet reshuffle

By: African News Agency      27th February 2018 Business Leadership South Africa (BLSA) on Tuesday welcomed the changes to the national executive announced on Monday night by newly appointed President Cyril Ramaphosa, but urged him to speedily review the size of his Cabinet as promised. BLSA applauded the return of Nhlanhla Nene as Finance... 

Gordhan, Jonas said to be part of Ramaphosa's new Cabinet plan

By: News24Wire      20th February 2018 Former ministers banished to the political wilderness under Jacob Zuma’s presidency are set to make a comeback as President Cyril Ramaphosa prepares to revive the stagnant economy. The African National Congress’s (ANC's) top-six officials, including President Cyril Ramaphosa, will meet on Friday... 

Ramaphosa pursues "pressing matters" in push for Zuma exit

By: Reuters     9th February 2018 African National Congress (ANC) leader Cyril Ramaphosa pulled out of public events to focus on "pressing matters" on Friday, fuelling speculation that Ramaphosa was making a final push to force Jacob Zuma to step down as South Africa's head of state. Zuma, in power since 2009 and battling... 

SA ruling party lauds exam results, but opposition, unions not impressed

By: African News Agency      5th January 2018 South Africa’s governing ANC on Friday applauded a higher pass rate from the 2017 school ending examinations, but opposition said the results were much weaker when factoring in a worryingly high dropout rate. The African National Congress said the National Senior Certificate examination results... 

‘Break down in relationship’ between Zuma, Gordhan led to axing

By: African News Agency      5th April 2017 President Jacob Zuma sacked Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan because their relationship had irretrievably broken down, the African National Congress (ANC) said on Wednesday. ANC secretary Gwede Mantashe said the ANC national working committee (NWC) accepted Zuma’s reason of the breakdown in... 

Foreign policy rows all about the changing balance of power  

By: Aubrey Matshiqi     17th February 2017 The year began with two rows on foreign policy. The first was about a visit to Taiwan by Solly Msimang in his capacity as the executive mayor of Tshwane. The second, which riled the African National Congress (ANC) even more, was about a visit to Israel by Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi... 

Businesses to navigate the effects of union instability

By: Robyn Wilkinson     20th January 2017 Given the ongoing unstable political climate, the realignment of trade unions to consolidate numbers or gain increased affiliation is likely to perpetuate interunion rivalry for the foreseeable future, says legal services provider Creighton Attorneys director Barney Creighton. 

Likely consequences of an ANC-EFF merger 

By: Aubrey Matshiqi     18th October 2016 For about three years now, there have been consistent rumours that some leaders of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) and the African National Congress (ANC) have been engaged in on-off discussions about Julius Malema and others in the top echelons of the EFF going back to the ANC. According to... 

Ministers serve at the pleasure of the president – Davies

By: News24Wire      18th March 2016 Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies has downplayed reports that a cabinet reshuffle, in which he would be removed from his post, was imminent. "Ministers serve at the pleasure of the president and the president is the only person who can hire or fire ministers," his spokesperson, Sidwell... 

Municipal vote could be pointer to ANC’s electoral fortunes going forward  

By: Aubrey Matshiqi     15th January 2016 This year is the year of the local government elections. This means that, between May and August, we will know whether shifts in voter sentiment, significant or not, have occurred or not. In particular, what will occupy the popular imagination as well as the attention of political commentators... 

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