Malusi Gigaba

Malusi Gigaba resigns as a member of parliament

Former home affairs minister Malusi Gigaba has resigned as a member of parliament. Parliament spokesperson Moloto Mothapo confirmed on Thursday that Gigaba forwarded his resignation two days after he resigned from President Cyril Ramaphosa’s cabinet. Gigaba came under pressure to step down after the public protector and the courts found[…]

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Malusi Gigaba sex tape divides Twitter

On Sunday, South Africans woke up to an apology from Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba following the leaking of a video showing him performing a sexual act. Gigaba extended the apology to his family and the “South African public for the pain and embarrassment the likely wider distribution of this[…]

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Parties demand answers after Gigaba’s Gupta gaffe

The Democratic Alliance is demanding answers following claims by home affairs minister Malusi Gigaba on Tuesday that the Guptas are not South African citizens. TimesLIVE reported on Tuesday night that in at least one case – that of Atul Gupta – the recently re-appointed Gigaba seemingly got it wrong. On[…]

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Growing opposition to proposed VAT hike

A number of civil society organisations are mobilising against the proposed VAT hike, which has raised the ire of most South Africans. In his budget speech last week, Finance minister Malusi Gigaba announced that a proposed Value Added Tax (VAT) increase from 145% to 15%, with effect of 1 April[…]

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Gigaba’s R6bn drought relief too little too late: Zille

The R6-billion allocated by Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba for drought relief and infrastructure is a drop in the ocean‚ Western Cape Premier Helen Zille said on Thursday. “Although R6-billion is a lot of money‚ divided between five provinces it will hardly touch sides if it is intended both for relief[…]

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Cape Town gets Gigaba’s go-ahead to deal with drought

Minister of Finance Malusi Gigaba has approved the City of Cape Town’s request to deviate from Municipal Finance Management Act (MFMA) regulations to urgently deal with the drought, the City said on Monday. The City in a statement said Gigaba informed it that he had been advised that potential regulatory[…]

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Gigaba says no to nuclear

Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba says drastic steps are needed to help South Africa’s ailing economy – including freezing senior civil servants’ salaries and selling chunks of state-owned enterprises. In an exclusive interview with City Press on Friday, Gigaba unveiled the surprise moves, which include slamming brakes on the country’s estimated[…]

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Gigaba lashes SOEs, but another SAA soft landing

State-owned entities present a major fiscal risk to the economy, but two of them – SAA and the SA Post Office – will receive R8.5-billion in government funding, putting South Africa’s carefully maintained expenditure ceiling at risk of a R3.9-billion breach. Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba announced in his medium-term Budget[…]

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