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Zuma's plan revealed: SACP, three of ANC’s top six reject No 1’s scheme to replace Gordhan with Molefe

President Jacob Zuma's plan to boot out Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan, based on what is claimed to be a damning intelligence report, and replace him with former Eskom CEO Brian Molefe, was rejected by the SACP and half of the top six ANC officials.
A logo of Oakbay Investments is seen at the entrance of their offices in Sandton, outside Johannesburg

Dizzying day in High Court: Obfuscation reigns as Gordhan and Oakbay lawyers argue

The application by Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan for High Court confirmation that he does not have the authority to intervene in relationships banks have with their clients was "stillborn".

Faith Muthambi defends Zuma, says Gordhan not a 'super-minister'

Communications minister Faith Muthambi has criticised the media for speculating about the future of the country’s finance minister‚ saying there was a myth that Pravin Gordhan was a “defiant super-minister”.

OR Tambo heist suspects claim unlawful arrest

The arrest of two men linked to the OR Tambo cash heist was unlawful‚ a Kempton Park magistrate heard yesterday.

Crime patterns changing: Stats tracker shows spikes occurring at different times

Criminals are bucking trends in an attempt to outwit and outsmart home and business owners, says police and private security companies.

African languages a must for lawyers

Proficiency in at least one indigenous African language should be demonstrated before anyone can be awarded a law degree, says parliament's justice and corrections oversight committee.

Unemployed soak up old-age pensions

South Africa's elderly are bearing the brunt of the country's unemployment problem, with more than half of all the country's old people living in households where everyone is unemployed.

Big cutback on free water, sanitation in Cape Town

Capetonians will have to dig deeper in their pockets for water after July because the City of Cape Town has scrapped its free water- for-all policy.

Protesters disrupt De Lille's budget speech

Protesters aligned to the Social Justice Coalition disrupted City of Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille's budget speech on Wednesday.

What's in May's EU 'divorce' letter

Theresa May's Brexit letter to EU president Donald Tusk will please EU leaders by sounding constructive and acknowledging the UK must settle obligations before leaving. But the prime minister also made some tougher demands.

Domingo still in the dark about his future as Proteas coach

Russell Domingo is in the dark about his future as South Africa’s coach‚ less than five months before his contract expires.

Once-mighty Moroka Swallows on brink of being relegated to amateur football

Moroka Swallows will have to beat Orange Vaal Professionals in their last match of the ABC Motsepe League on Saturday to avoid the possibility of being relegated to the fourth division next season.

PSL no longer set to finish on June 17‚ but now on May 27

The Absa Premiership season will no longer end on June 17‚ as had earlier been scheduled and announced due to outlandish fixtures congestion‚ but now on May 27.

SA Rugby announce new domestic sponsor against backdrop of financial loss

After recently declaring a R23m loss for the last financial year‚ SA Rugby delivered some good news on Wednesday with the announcement of low cost airline FlySafair as its official domestic carrier.

A nation in search of a theme tune that makes sense

Joe Strummer, the lead singer of The Clash, once said that the defining characteristic of punk music in the 1970s was the sound of musicians struggling with their instruments.

The Big Read: Histrionics don't help history

After playing the lead in Janet Suzman's courageous 1987 production of Othello, John Kani playfully anticipated the response of white South Africa: "There goes the native causing more trouble and this time he has Shakespeare to do it for him."

Protect your privacy with your life

A couple of years ago I visited Nigeria in the middle of an election. I was worried I might get kidnapped by Boko Haram.

Ruby fever hits Moz

The stakes are high in Montepuez, where the discovery of rubies has led to violence that has turned the northern town into Mozambique's own version of the Wild West.

New book a shot in the arm for the cause of vaccination

Will a new book finally immunise public opinion - and US President Donald Trump - against the conspiracy theory that vaccinations are dangerous to children?

Man's brain just peachy

A diet high in fruit is known to keep people healthy, but it may also have helped us develop into humans, a new study suggests.

Hailed by Vogue, Cleo Droomer blows Cape Town Fashion Week away

Cape Town's disastrous weather almost literally blew the city's fashion set off their heels at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Cape Town last weekend. But before the strong winds forced the cancellation of the event, one designer made a good showing, defying the doom.

Chinese designer adds a bit of Tang to SA Fashion Week

At 7pm this evening, an exquisite collection of luxury ready-to-wear will be presented by Chinese designer Chu Yan as part of South African Fashion Week.

Rise of the anti-Trump hairstyle

From the offset there's been a strong female backlash against US President Donald Trump. At the end of January the global Women's March stole the headlines with celebrities, including Jessica Chastain and Chrissy Teigen, taking to the streets to oppose Trump.

Maboneng gem is the go-to spot for a quick Indian Food fix

Maybe you wouldn't visit a restaurant just to have their pickles, but then again you haven't tried the pudina at Thali, in Maboneng, in the Joburg CBD.