Paul Vecchiatto

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.

NEWS ANALYSIS: Zuma’s waning power exposed by stalled nuclear plan

Government's decision to stall plans championed by President Jacob Zuma to build nuclear plants has exposed his waning authority.

Government delays nuclear plant plans as economy stagnates

South Africa delayed plans to build new nuclear power plants over concern about their cost and the waning demand for additional electricity.

ANC backs Zuma as MPs prep for DA’s ‘annual and frivolous’ no-confidence motion

The ruling party leadership has rallied around President Jacob Zuma despite the release of the State of Capture report.

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.

Splits widen in ANC as Jackson Mthembu breaks ranks

The ruling party is divided over President Jacob Zuma’s leadership and a decision by prosecutors to charge Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan.

Zuma squabbles have everyone asking: Who’s running South Africa?

The repeated crises have raised question marks over whether the country’s leaders have the ability to do their jobs and what motivates them.

Zuma seeks advice of chief execs to avoid junk status

The president will reportedly look to patch up ties with business leaders on Tuesday – just two days before the State of the Nation address.

Argus tour ‘boosted W Cape economy by R450m’

The Cape Argus Cycle Tour held this past weekend was estimated to have contributed R450-million to the Western Cape's economy.

Private sector needs to step up, says Gordhan

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan has urged the business sector to get more involved in the economy through infrastructure and job creation projects.

DA targets Ebrahim Patel over Canyon Springs scandal

The DA has accused Sactwu of shielding Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel from the fallout of R100-million worth of workers' pension funds.

Cosatu calls for protests over solar sector jobs failure

Cosatu is planning protests over what it says is government's failure to implement job commitments with the importing of solar panel components.

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