South Africa Business Day

Mon, 21 Mar 2016 08:50:40 +0200
We have confidence in Zuma, says ANC
ANC secretary-general Gwede Mantashe says national executive committee had 'frank and robust' discussions on Gupta allegations

Mon, 21 Mar 2016 12:52:38 +0200
Sanral to start issuing summonses for e-toll debt
South African National Roads Agency will begin issuing summonses to individuals who have persistently failed to pay, while the High Court will handle companies

Mon, 21 Mar 2016 12:47:07 +0200
Cyril Ramaphosa misses Uitenhage service after air force flight cancelled
Technical difficulties follow problems with presidential plane Inkwazi that have been used to justify the call for a new R4bn jet — which opposition MPs oppose

Tue, 15 Mar 2016 05:41:19 +0200
SA must earn back trust, says Gordhan
Investors with billions in exposure to SA want fiscal stability, while ratings agency Moody’s arrives this week for a review after putting South Africa on notice for a downgrade

Mon, 21 Mar 2016 13:31:39 +0200
Integrity of financial institutions is pivotal, says ANC
Secretary-general Gwede Mantashe says economic transformation committee’s presentation to NEC focused on measures to build confidence and stoke growth

Mon, 21 Mar 2016 14:07:22 +0200
Robbery was highly orchestrated, says Helen Suzman Foundation
Robbery follows closely after court bid to have Hawks head Berning Ntlemeza suspended, and DA seeks parliamentary briefing on ‘highly suspect’ burglary

Sat, 19 Mar 2016 11:55:42 +0200
Eskom urges energy efficiency ahead of Earth Hour
Eskom encourages energy users to make energy efficiency and environmental conservation part of their daily lifestyles as SA prepares to commemorate Earth Hour

Tue, 22 Mar 2016 05:29:05 +0200
Access to nuclear documents denied once again
Energy minister blocks access to sensitive documents relating to nuclear procurement plans deemed to show the scheme is ‘unaffordable’

Sat, 19 Mar 2016 14:24:13 +0200
Zuma should ‘do honourable thing’ and resign, says Maimane
ANC can not continue to protect president at the expense of the poor and the 8.2-million jobless South Africans, says DA leader Mmusi Maimane

Sat, 19 Mar 2016 14:15:07 +0200
Picketers gather as ANC NEC meets in Pretoria
Picketers call for removal of President Jacob Zuma, say they are raising their voices because SA’s future has to be rescued

Tue, 22 Mar 2016 05:36:08 +0200
Hate speech bill set to be tabled
President Jacob Zuma warns that government cannot legislate against prejudice and urges society to campaign against racism

Tue, 22 Mar 2016 05:35:51 +0200
NEWS ANALYSIS: Free speech rules but not for disrupters
Constitutional Court judgment a strong affirmation of free speech and sets parameters which could help Parliament when it adopts new rules

Tue, 22 Mar 2016 05:35:33 +0200
Maimane off to court over ethics fine
Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane denies receiving direct financial sponsorships and accuses committee of misinterpretation of ethics code

Tue, 22 Mar 2016 05:35:06 +0200
Fears over Suzman foundation robbery
Brazen and ‘orchestrated’ robbery raises fears of a campaign against civil society organisation Helen Suzman Foundation

Sun, 20 Mar 2016 12:39:04 +0200
DA to ask Madonsela to include Maseko revelations in investigation
DA will request that the public protector extend her investigation into President Jacob Zuma and the Guptas to include recent ‘shocking revelations’

Tue, 22 Mar 2016 05:34:50 +0200
Zuma to lead ANC in Gupta meeting
Party to probe claims family has undue influence over president as SACP reiterates its call for a judicial commission of inquiry into the matter

Tue, 22 Mar 2016 05:34:40 +0200
Outa to challenge Sanral e-toll summonses
Sanral’s first civil summonses against e-toll dissidents provide long-awaited grounds for Outa court challenging

Tue, 22 Mar 2016 05:31:05 +0200
Cape Town sets own 2020 energy goal
The City has set a target of sourcing 10%-20% of its energy needs from renewable sources by 2020

Sun, 20 Mar 2016 14:09:09 +0200
South Africans saved 515MW during Earth Hour, says Eskom
Power utility encourages consumers to take action beyond Earth Hour and make energy efficiency and environmental conservation part of their daily lifestyles

Tue, 22 Mar 2016 05:30:44 +0200
Inquiry finds huge gaps in health regulation
Panel told that indecisiveness and lack of capacity bedevil department, writes Tamar Kahn

Sun, 20 Mar 2016 12:51:13 +0200
Zuma-Gupta affair a ‘clear corruption case’, says COPE
Party calls for immediate arrest of Jacob Zuma and the Gupta family, saying Maseko revelations constitute ‘direct evidence of collusion’

Fri, 18 Mar 2016 06:28:58 +0200
Joburg to reduce time for traffic light repairs
ohannesburg Roads Agency to hire more technicians for traffic light repairs and rolls out R3m remote monitoring system

Thu, 17 Mar 2016 11:56:58 +0200
Business SA calls on Zuma to respond to Jonas’s statement on Gupta offer
Business Leadership SA says if other senior public office bearers have had similar approaches to that of Mcebisi Jonas, they need to speak up now

Tue, 22 Mar 2016 05:40:20 +0200
From skunk to darling of the world and back we go again
South Africa celebrates Human Rights Day in the grip of its demise, writes Onkgopotse JJ Tabane

Tue, 15 Mar 2016 20:53:01 +0200
Delay of annuitisation law welcomed by Cosatu
Federation welcomes postponement of bill — which was to take effect on March 1 — after threatening the state not to force workers to annuitise their retirement savings

Tue, 22 Mar 2016 05:42:37 +0200
Warring against hyenas as lions home in for kill
If you believe the rhetoric Sore Throat and Undercover Sister, like Zuma in the Dark, have all eluded the Gupta's cunning, writes Aubrey Matshiqi

Fri, 18 Mar 2016 05:13:44 +0200
I’m in charge here, not Guptas, says Zuma
President Zuma denies there is a power behind the throne and insists the firing of respected finance minister Nhlanhla Nene did not wipe billions from the economy

Fri, 18 Mar 2016 05:09:12 +0200
Zuma defiant as fallout from Jonas exposé rages
The list of state officials Guptas have approached increases along with speculation of pending cabinet reshuffle

Tue, 22 Mar 2016 05:37:18 +0200
EDITORIAL: Parliament is failing SA
MPs are neglecting their duty to keep the executive in check and political parties are deviating from this by treating Parliament as a forum for showmanship

Fri, 18 Mar 2016 05:10:29 +0200
Guptas enlist top UK spin doctors
Controversial business family enlists services of London-based lobbying and public relations firm Bell Pottinger

Fri, 18 Mar 2016 17:26:20 +0200
Public protector asked to probe alleged role of Gupta family in state affairs
Dominican Order asks Public Protector Thuli Madonsela to investigate if the influential Gupta family is involved in awarding contracts to firms linked to the family

Tue, 22 Mar 2016 09:54:06 +0200
Mthembu named ANC’s new chief whip
Jackson Mthembu, the former ANC spokesman replaces Stone Sizani‚ who resigned his seat in Parliament to take up an ambassadorial post

Tue, 22 Mar 2016 05:43:37 +0200
State’s role in development starts with good governance
Jacob Zuma’s relationship with the Guptas may be the face of a predatory elite with no long-term developmental plans, writes Mzukisi Qobo

Thu, 17 Mar 2016 15:43:04 +0200
Nene was removed because of weakening rand, says Zuma
President Jacob Zuma says there were ‘reasons of government’ for firing former finance minister Nhlanhla Nene in December

Fri, 18 Mar 2016 10:15:01 +0200
Mentor says Guptas promised to make her a minister ‘in a week’
Former African National Congress MP tells radio station that the Guptas asked her to assist with SAA not running the Indian routes anymore

Fri, 18 Mar 2016 10:40:42 +0200
With his allies dominating the NEC, Zuma may weather his latest crisis
Political analysts say President Jacob Zuma may withstand the fallout from the Gupta controversy, but he will have less power than he had before

Thu, 17 Mar 2016 06:50:48 +0200
DA and ruling party in war of words over ethics
Row has erupts in Parliament over investigations by its ethics committee into whether MPs are adhering to ethics code — particularly declaration of members’ interests

Thu, 17 Mar 2016 20:53:51 +0200
‘Unlawful’ appointment of Hawks chief challenged
Two democracy promotion organisations challenge the appointment of the head of the Hawks, saying it is unlawful and irrational

Thu, 17 Mar 2016 15:07:27 +0200
Mbalula refuses to comment on Gupta issue
Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula tells Fifa media conference that he owes no one an explanation, adding: ‘We are not governed by Guptas"

Mon, 21 Mar 2016 16:07:26 +0200
SA to hold Africa Month again to address xenophobia, says Zuma
President Jacob Zuma tells a Human Rights Day rally in Durban that xenophobia and racism have no place in SA

Thu, 17 Mar 2016 14:47:07 +0200
DA calls on Zuma to step down
Opposition says President Jacob Zuma must do ‘the honourable thing’ after revelations that Gupta family has offered Cabinet posts in exchange for business favours

Tue, 22 Mar 2016 05:51:07 +0200
Online medium takes tertiary education to Africa
The virtually unlimited class sizes and minimal resources needed for online education make it ideal for Africa, but lack of access remains a key hurdle, writes Sarah Laurence

Thu, 17 Mar 2016 12:54:15 +0200
Davies says Jonas is man of ‘integrity and honesty’
Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies says Deputy Finance Minister Mcebisi Jonas is committed to the well-being of SA

Thu, 17 Mar 2016 05:42:25 +0200
Jonas threatened before revelation
Deputy Minister Mcebisi Jonas admits Guptas offered him finance minister job; disclosure amid talk of Cabinet reshuffle

Thu, 17 Mar 2016 12:47:51 +0200
Mentor has evidence to prove claims about Gupta offer, she says
Former ANC MP Vytjie Mentor says President Jacob Zuma came into the room after she rejected an offer by the Gupta family

Thu, 17 Mar 2016 05:48:47 +0200
Political risk again weighs down rand
Political shocks drive the rand down to worst performer among 31 emerging-market currencies

Mon, 21 Mar 2016 17:24:15 +0200
SARS changes demand extra care from provisional taxpayers
The South African Revenue Service is proposing to change the way it determines penalties for underestimating taxable income