Stuart Graham

Marcus: Nationalisation shouldn’t be ‘ideological debate’

Those debating the nationalisation of mines need to look at how well government-controlled entities function, Reserve Bank governor Gill Marcus said.

Bon voyage, Jean-Bertrand Aristide

Former Haitian leader Jean-Bertrand Aristide left South Africa for Haiti at 11.15pm on Thursday night, after more than seven years in exile.

Manuel mum on Mantashe rebuke

National Planning Minister Trevor Manuel will not comment on the rebuke he received from ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe.

Manyi apologises over ‘unacceptable’ comments

Government spokesperson Jimmy Manyi has apologised "unreservedly" for saying that there are too many coloureds in the Western Cape.

Manyi under fire for coloured remarks

Jimmy Manyi said on Thursday he was speaking on behalf of the BMF when he said there were too many coloured people in the Western Cape.

Gordhan’s 2011 budget draws praise

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan appeared to please many with his 2011/12 budget on Wednesday.

Will Manyi be bigger news than the story?

New government spokesperson Jimmy Manyi runs the risk of being bigger news than the story he conveys, commentators said on Thursday.

One&Only’s staff try to fulfil ‘unusual’ requests

Staff at Cape Town's luxurious One&Only Hotel are used to "unusual" requests -- such as a guest who insisted a fish tank be assembled in his room.

Proposed labour legislation ‘open to debate’

Proposed changes to labour laws that aim to end casual-worker brokers are a long way from becoming law, a senior labour department official says.

Rights commission slams Zille’s ‘wild’ claim

Claims by Helen Zille that the SA Human Rights Commission was a "political hit-squad" for the ANC were untruthful, the commission said on Thursday.

Govt moots compulsory service for graduates

The government will look at introducing compulsory community service for university graduates, Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande said.

ANC vows to staunch media leaks

The leaking of ANC leadership discussions and decisions to the media must be dealt with "decisively", Gwede Mantashe said on Monday.

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