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Ex-judge loses case against president

A retired judge overplayed his hand when he tried to sue President Jacob Zuma for millions of rand that he felt had been denied to him by former president Thabo Mbeki. On Wednesday, Cape Town High Court judges Patrick Gamble, Daniel Dlodlo and Elizabeth Baartman dismissed Willem Heath’s application to[…]

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How Treasury blocked Zuma’s free education plan

President Jacob Zuma wanted to announce free education as early as February this year, but was stopped on his tracks by National Treasury, when Pravin Gordhan was still finance minister. The Sunday Times can today reveal that Treasury officials intervened by removing the free education announcement in Zuma’s state of[…]

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Pauw says more on Zuma and SSA could be revealed

Investigative journalist Jacques Pauw says he has been given new information about alleged payments to President Jacob Zuma and corruption at the State Security Agency. Pauw said his revelations about SSA corruption in the best-selling book The President’s Keepers appeared to be “just the tip of the iceberg”. In the[…]

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Free-varsity plan gets a ‘Z’ from experts

If President Jacob Zuma moved ahead with an alleged plan to announce free education across the board through a controversial funding scheme it would spell disaster for the country, a leading educationalist said. TimesLIVE on Tuesday exclusively revealed that the plan, apparently devised by Zuma’s future son-in-law, Morris Masutha, and[…]

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Cape ANCYL decides on Dlamini-Zuma

The ANC Youth League in the Western Cape has thrown its weight behind Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma as their presidential candidate to take over from President Jacob Zuma. The ANCYL also wants Mpumalanga premier David Mabuza to be her deputy, Free State premier Ace Magashule to be ANC secretary-general and ministers Nathi[…]

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Zuma U-turn on state capture shocks litigants

President Jacob Zuma’s 11th-hour about-turn – abandoning plans to have Thuli Madonsela’s State of Capture report referred to her successor as public protector for further investigation – has left the situation in legal limbo. Zuma had asked the High Court to review and set aside the remedial action specified by[…]

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Why Zuma won’t get his day in court

The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) and lawyers for are considering a plan to ensure that it will be many years before the country’s first citizen gets to have his day in court. The plan emerged after Zuma’s advocate, Kemp J Kemp, made a dramatic concession at the Supreme Court of[…]

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Hawks distances itself from Duduzane Zuma’s claims

Crime policing unit, the Hawks, has distanced itself from claims made by President Jacob Zuma’s son that he has been cleared of wrongdoing by the policing unit. Duduzane Zuma made the claims in an open letter to former Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan. In the letter, Zuma accused Gordhan of targeting[…]

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ANC elective conference could be delayed – analyst

There is a real possibility that the ANC may delay its elective conference in December – especially if the faction associated with President Jacob Zuma believes the outcome may not be in their favour, says emerging market economist Peter Attard Montalto. In a company note, issued on behalf of Japanese[…]

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Makhosi Khoza pays price for criticism

Dissident ANC MP Dr Makhosi Khoza paid the price for her outspoken criticism of President Jacob Zuma when she was fired as the chairperson of the portfolio committee on public service and administration on Thursday. This after she chaired a meeting where the committee had decided to summon Minister of[…]

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