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ANC inner circle: We will ‘take Zuma out as the president’

There is a mounting groundswell of anti-Zuma sentiment within the party that may just be the tipping point to drive the president out.

Factions advance on ANC NGC battleground

The ruling party's national general council is likely to see grandstanding rather than performance review.

New minister of mines tainted by Gupta family link

Mystery surrounds the elevation of minor Free State politician Mosebenzi Zwane to the crucial Cabinet portfolio of mineral resources minister.

Ministers are gatvol with Jacob Zuma’s lawyers

The blurring of the president's legal adviser Michael Hulley's personal, business and presidential duties has drawn fresh criticism.

ANC bigwigs read riot act to local leaders

No more scandals, ANC provincial leaders were told this week.

Battle for a post-Zuma ANC begins

Approaching the end of his tenure if elected, Jacob Zuma's real test will come after the polls when his alliances unravel and the infighting begins.

Zuma, Mantashe and the long night of the Cabinet

When choosing a Cabinet, striking the balance is always tricky especially if you have 67 positions to fill and are expected to repay debts.

Big Brother is watching the SABC

Editorial staff members have been told their phones are being monitored as the institution is a national key point.

Press Releases

Itec serves up high-tech integrated surveillance system for family food company

The system includes facial recognition software and a thermal screening solution that will provide instant temperature screening of all employees

Transport Month

An infrastructure-led recovery will help to stimulate demand in the South African economy, which is vital post the Covid-19 pandemic

Limpopo’s Economic Recovery Plan to fight Covid-19 impact

Billions have been set aside to help farmers and industries get back on their feet as part of the Limpopo Socio-Economic Recovery Plan

Disrupt the corrupt

Whistle-blowers should be seen as real heroes in the fight against corruption and we need a change in culture for this to happen

Corporates: A force for good for a sustainable future

In order to see people and nature thrive what is required is a strong focus on partnerships – we cannot act alone anymore

Combatting wildlife crime in Southern Africa activity annual programme statement (APS) No. 04

Concept papers are sought for implementating activities, for a multi-faceted programme that aims to reduce poaching and illegal trade in wildlife

The financial decisions made during your life journey, and their impact on your retirement outcome

The longer you save towards retirement the larger your retirement savings are expected to be due to the effect of compounding interest

In conversation with SA Reserve Bank Governer, Lesetja Kganyago

'Make interest rates zero and inflation goes up and then people save less – we need savings to fund investment in this country'

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