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Echoing Trump, Mashaba targets undocumented migrants

Johannesburg’s new mayor says he’s on a mission to clean up Africa’s richest city and the prime targets in his sights are undocumented immigrants.

D-day: Game of chicken grips Sassa crisis

The crisis swirling around South Africa’s system of welfare payments to the poorest third of its people has become a game of chicken.

ANC: Treasury won’t break law on Sassa deal

Treasury will not act illegally and approve a new welfare distribution deal with Net1 unless it has been sanctioned by the Concourt.

Extending Net 1 social welfare contract would be unlawful, says Pravin Gordhan

The social development department’s ability to continue to make monthly welfare payments to about 17-million people is in jeopardy.

Dlamini-Zuma may be appointed to Cabinet to ease succession

The move would bolster Dlamini-Zuma’s profile and chances of replacing Zuma as ANC president.

Lonmin could lose licence over failure to improve workers’ living conditions

The presidency says the company has been too slow to build accommodation for its workers, many of whom still live in temporary shacks.

Six candidates vie to succeed Zuma as ANC president

Zuma is not among the six and isn’t expected to seek re-election, the party's secretary general Gwede Mantashe said.

Ramaphosa gains from Zuma’s woes in presidential succession race

Ramaphosa and Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma are regarded as front-runners to take over from Zuma as ANC president next year, and possibly president in 2019.

Reserve Bank leaves benchmark rate unchanged at 7%

The rand has strengthened 15% against the dollar this year after losing over 25% of its value in 2015.

Jacob Zuma makes payment for Nkandla home upgrades

The President made the payment ordered by the Concourt for taxpayers’ money spent to upgrade his private home the national treasury said.

Inflation climbs to highest rate in seven years

The South African Consumer Price Index has risen to 7%, its highest level since the recession.

Reserve Bank raises interest rate to 6.75%

South Africa's repo rate has been raised by 50 basis points in an effort to counter the rand's slump.

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