Presidency

Presidency slams Ramaphosa Eskom claims

Mining company Glencore and the Presidency on Saturday moved to dispel claims that Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa may have benefited from Eskom’s coal buying deals. ”Glencore refers to the various statements attributed to Mr Ted Blom published in Fin24.com on 24 April 2015 regarding certain supply contracts concluded between the[…]

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Everyday Americans need a champion: Clinton

Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has declared that she is running for president in 2016, seeking to become the first female to occupy the seat that her husband Bill Clinton held for eight years, and setting up what could be the most expensive campaign in history. Clinton made[…]

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Mac Maharaj to retire

Presidential spokesperson Mac Maharaj is to retire, the Presidency announced on Tuesday. Maharaj will retire at the end of April 2015. “Mr Maharaj, President Zumas former Special Envoy and former Cabinet Minister in South Africas first democratic administration, turns 80 years old in April this year and has decided it[…]

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Presidency’s April Fools joke has SA laughing

The Presidency is free to make April Fools’ jokes but should be serious every other day of the year, the DAs parliamentary leader Mmusi Maimane said on Wednesday. “I did think it was funny. The difference is that when it comes to the presidency, there are so many other jokes[…]

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Presidency won’t entertain Eskom ‘gossip’

The presidency on Thursday said it would not entertain what it called rumours and gossip about operations at Eskom. “President Jacob Zuma has been kept fully briefed about the developments at Eskom and the attempts being made by the Minister of Public Enterprises, Ms Lynne Brown and the board to[…]

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Chabane to get official funeral: Presidency

Public Service and Administration Minister Collins Chabane will receive a category one official funeral at the weekend, the presidency said on Tuesday. “The minister will be accorded an official funeral,” spokesman Mac Maharaj said in a statement. Zuma ordered that the national flag be flown at half-mast at all flag[…]

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Presidency budget under the spotlight

The presidency received R6 million in legal bills for the financial year of 2010/11, against a budget of R1m for that period, Beeld reported on Wednesday. At a meeting of Parliament’s Standing Committee on Public Accounts on Tuesday, unauthorised expenditure of around R45m at the presidency was also discussed. Around R17m[…]

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Jiba tipped as new SIU head: DA

Democratic Alliance MP Glynnis Breytenbach on Tuesday said deputy national prosecutions boss Nomgcobo Jiba was tipped to become the new head of the Special Investigating Unit, but the presidency dismissed this as speculation. “According to sources close to the SIU, the National Prosecuting Authority’s (NPA) second-in-command, Nomgcobo Jiba, is rumoured[…]

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Parly remains part of Zuma’s programme: Presidency

Parliamentary work remains part of President Jacob Zuma’s schedule, the presidency said on Thursday. “The Presidency has noted discussions around President Jacob Zuma’s programme and parliamentary work,” spokesman Mac Maharaj said in a statement. “We wish to reiterate that although the President is not a Member of Parliament, his annual[…]

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Du Preez’s piece ‘racist’: Presidency

The presidency on Tuesday called an opinion piece by columnist Max du Preez about President Jacob Zuma racist and mind-boggling. “The piece smacks of prejudice and racism given the manner in which Mr du Preez describes the president,” the presidency said in a statement. “The presidency is alarmed by the[…]

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