Shabangu unhappy with Grindrod’s R10 Sassa charge

Social Development Minister Susan Shabangu said she is unhappy with the R10 transaction charge Grindrod Bank is currently charging grant beneficiaries and is working on finding a new arrangement. Shabangu was in Parliament on Wednesday to account for her department’s annual performance and budget plans. Addressing issues around the South[…]

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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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Allegations against myself and Jonas are sickening: Gordhan

Outgoing Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan and Deputy Finance Minister Mcebisi Jonas have slammed allegations contained in a dubious intelligence report which said they had a secret meeting during a roadshow abroad, in an attempt to undermine the country and its economy. Gordhan also warned South Africans to “connect the dots”[…]

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Nomvula Mokonyane’s water department is bankrupt

The department of water and sanitation is broke. The critical department is now R4.3 billion in the red, leaving hundreds of contractors unpaid for at least seven months. Senior executives from National Treasury, the department and a key water board told City Press a few days ago that Cabinet should[…]

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Wits students cancel march to Treasury

Students from Wits University have now cancelled their march to the National Treasury in Pretoria. They say they need more time to consult SRC’s from other universities. Meanwhile, Wits University says it will know by Sunday whether or not to resume academic activities at the university on Monday. The results[…]

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