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Gordhan and Malema to face off in Equality Court

EFF leader Julius Malema and Pravin Gordhan will face off in the Equality Court today following Malema’s scathing attack on the Public Enterprises Minister. This comes after Malema addressed a crowd of EFF supporters outside the Commission of Inquiry into State Capture chaired by Justice Raymond Zondo in November, last[…]

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Workers want to meet Gordhan, Eskom board

Disgruntled Eskom workers want Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan to intervene in their protracted wage dispute with the power utility. Unions and Eskom were hunched around the negotiating table late into the night, failing to reach an agreement. The parastatal has offered a 7 percent increase and it’s looking for[…]

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Justice Minister backs beleaguered NPA head Shaun Abrahams

Justice Minister Michael Masutha said he has “full confidence” in chief prosecutor Shaun Abrahams and he had supported the 2016 decision to bring charges against then-finance minister Pravin Gordhan – a move that knocked the rand but was reversed two weeks later. Abrahams had been accused by opposition parties and[…]

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Pravin Gordhan to announce board changes to SOEs

Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan will announce new board appointments for state-owned enterprises (SOEs) in his portfolio. Gordhan has oversight over power utility Eskom, rail and ports company Transnet, defence manufacturer Denel, airline SA Express, diamond mining organisation Alexkor and the South African Forestry Company (Safcol). In his budget vote[…]

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Ramaphosa’s new brooms

President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced several changes to his Cabinet. Here are short biographies of some of the new and not-so-new faces in the national executive. Nhlanhla Nene, Minister of Finance Former finance minister Nhlanhla Nene has made a dramatic return to his former position as head of National Treasury[…]

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Gordhan: ‘They are going to charge us’

Former South African Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan said he expects to be charged over an investigative unit set up when he ran the revenue service as a battle rages in the African National Congress to choose a successor to President Jacob Zuma as party leader in December. Gordhan, who was[…]

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SA could have doubled social grants: Gordhan

Former finance minister Pravin Gordhan says he was surprised by the scale of state capture revealed through the #GuptaLeaks, saying South Africa could have doubled social grants with the suggested R100bn stolen. Gordhan and his former deputy Mcebisi Jonas were speaking at a panel discussion at a Daily Maverick media[…]

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