President Cyril Ramaphosa, in his capacity as chairperson of the African Union (AU), has appointed former finance minister Trevor Manuel, among others, to garner international support to address the economic challenges that Africa faces because of Covid-19. In a statement on Sunday, Ramaphosa announced the special envoy of the AU[…]
Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane is investigating the recruitment and selection of SARS commissioner Edward Kieswetter. Her spokesperson, Oupa Segalwe, confirmed this to News24 on Wednesday. In response to questions, Segalwe confirmed the Public Protector was investigating two matters related to employment and SARS human resource processes. This was based on[…]
Deputy President of the Economic Freedom Fighters, Floyd Shivambu, says in papers before the Supreme Court of Appeal that an anonymous informant – who supplied the party with information found by a court to be defamatory against former finance minister Trevor Manuel – is prepared to testify. In late May[…]
The South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg is set rule on whether the EFF can appeal an earlier judgment that found the party guilty of making false claims against former finance minister Trevor Manuel. The court had on Friday deferred its ruling for leave to appeal to Tuesday after hearing arguments from both[…]
Trevor Manuel says his court battle with the Economic Freedom Fighters is not only to clear his name, but also to protect the integrity of National Treasury and the SA Revenue Service. The former finance minister filed a founding affidavit at the high court in Johannesburg on April 10 against[…]
Former finance minister Trevor Manuel and former SANDF chief General Siphiwe Nyanda are scheduled to testify before the Zondo commission into state capture on Thursday. Last month, Zondo, who is chair of the commission, denied an application by the Gupta family’s lawyer Mike Hellens to cross-examine Manuel. This was the[…]
Former Cabinet minister Trevor Manuel has often contemplated why Jacob Zuma’s presidency was allowed to last for as long as it did – and he thinks Parliament may be partly to blame. “The question I asked and asked, and a lot of other people would also, is: Why did we[…]
Why must South Africa have a president double the age of the bulk of South Africans who are below 35, former finance minister Trevor Manuel asked Stellenbosch University (SU) students on Wednesday. Manuel, who was at the university museum to speak about the role of students as active citizens, agreed[…]
A group of business leaders have condemned the silent voices of businesses when the country’s leadership is perceived to be failing its people, especially the poor. The panelists, who were speaking at the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) seminar in Johannesburg, say big business is failing by being in[…]
Former finance minister Trevor Manuel says the country should be worried about the current state of the ANC’s leadership. Manuel delivered the keynote address at the Kader Asmal memorial lecture, when he called on the ANC to prioritise the movement and not put the interests of one individual first. The[…]
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