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Van Rooyen lost no time in the treasury

In just one day, a Cabinet document was leaked. The question is, what other damage was done?

Dot by dot, state capture emerges

A group of academics have assiduously assembled the evidence to lay bare the workings of a parallel state, writes Shaun de Waal

Van Rooyen slams WC provincial government for slow spending on drought relief

Minister Des Van Rooyen has criticised the province and will meet today with a task team to decide if the Western Cape drought is a national disaster

Editorial: 9/12 – The day Zuma betrayed a nation

Even the most explosive allegations of state capture find Zuma behind the scenes, often as puppet master.

DA to report Des van Rooyen to Public Protector for misleading parliament

Van Rooyen was misleading in his reply and in so doing has contravened the executive ethics code, says the DA.

Tokyo Sexwale to probe shock Trillian Gupta, Nenegate allegations

Sexwale is planning an investigation into allegations that Trillian staff had pre-knowledge that President Zuma was going to replace Nhlanhla Nene.

Mantashe: The Hawks investigation into Gordhan is humiliating, but he must co-operate

The investigative unit should refrain from making 'a public exercise' out of probes into ministers, says ANC secretary general.

Finance minister debacle cost PIC more than R99bn

The corporation’s head says Zuma was ‘dead wrong’ when he described reaction to Nhlanhla Nene’s firing as ‘exaggerated’.

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Sisulu axes another water board

Umgeni Water’s board in KwaZulu-Natal was appointed irregularly by her predecessor, the water and sanitation minister claims

Scores die in Western Cape’s deadly taxi tit-for-tat

Forty-three people were shot dead in the first six months of this year in the Western Cape’s intractable taxi violence, while close to 100 have been arrested and 40 are on court rolls in connection with the conflict

Ingonyama Trust Board moves to retrench staff

More than 50 workers at the Ingonyama Trust Board have been issued section 189 notices

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