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Political News


  • Jacob Zuma could step down as South African president 'within days'
  • South African President Jacob Zuma's power exit appears to be closer
  • South African President's Talks With Deputy Fuel Resignation ...
  • Jacob Zuma could step down as South African president 'within days'
  • South African President Jacob Zuma's power exit appears to be closer
  • South African President's Talks With Deputy Fuel Resignation ...
  • Jacob Zuma could step down as South African president 'within days'
  • South African President Jacob Zuma's power exit appears to be closer
  • Breaking: Ramaphosa provides update on Zuma's status as President
  • SA's Tibet Problem: An interview with China's public enemy number ...
  • Drama As Morgan Tsvangirai's Family Locks Elizabeth Macheka Out ...
  • How decolonization could reshape South African science
  • Zimbabwe's Tsvangirai critically ill in South Africa: party source
  • When Israel Invited a South African Nazi on a State Visit
  • South Africa's future hinges on Ramaphosa's strategic skills
  • End game looms for South Africa's Zuma
  • OPINION: Junior miners could drive the revival of South Africa's ...
  • Budget is watershed moment for South Africa's economy - economist
  • IMF cuts SA's economic growth forecast for next two years
  • How Ramaphosa's new plans could directly impact South Africans ...
  • South Africa's future hinges on Ramaphosa's strategic skills
  • Data centre investments that define Africa growth
  • OPINION: Fourth Industrial Revolution seemingly holds the key to ...
  • OPINION: Junior miners could drive the revival of South Africa's ...
  • South Africa to target investment, graft under new ANC leader
  • Why Cape Town Is Running Out of Water, and Who's Next
  • 'Day Zero': What Cape Town's water crisis says about inequality
  • The Wealth Of Nations: How is Africa faring and what is the impact of ...
  • We Have Seen The Future Of Water, And It Is Cape Town
  • Uganda overtakes South Africa in Kenya exports
  • Low commodity prices diminish Pioneer's turnover
  • Salmon and Scotch whisky exports soar to record levels
  • Why the strong rand isn't actually best for South Africa: analyst
  • Deeper Kenya-South Africa ties critical to growth, job creation
  • Why the strong rand isn't actually best for South Africa
  • Trade to grow by 5% in 2018
  • Adjust or hike? Gigaba's VAT options to plug Treasury's revenue hole
  • Budget is watershed moment for South Africa's economy - economist
  • R195bn: That is our budget deficit
  • Expect a hike in the VAT rate this month
  • VAT and tax hikes looming - experts
  • Beware these tax hikes in February's budget speech
  • Payroll compliance under scrutiny
  • South Africa's President Jacob Zuma could be ousted in days
  • South Africans drowning in debt
  • #SONA2018 predictions from agri leaders
  • RPT-GRAPHIC-South African bonds: the "next big EM story"
  • Eskom to release interim results today
  • Tax forecasts for 2018. It ain't looking good for SA – Matthew Lester
  • Rand Forecasts Upgraded at Barclays, no Moodys Downgrade ...

    South Africa Leaders


    President


  • Jacob Zuma could step down as South African president 'within days'
  • Jacob Zuma is set to resign as the president of South Africa
  • Presidential limbo in South Africa: Why Zuma's appeal persists

    Speaker of Parliament


  • South African parliament speaker: state of the nation address ...
  • South Africa in limbo as Zuma, deputy discuss possible exit
  • Zuma's reluctance to leave office is offering sound lessons in ...

    Prime Minister


  • Breaking: Ramaphosa provides update on Zuma's status as President
  • SA's Tibet Problem: An interview with China's public enemy number ...
  • Drama As Morgan Tsvangirai's Family Locks Elizabeth Macheka Out ...

    Deputy Prime Minister


  • Deputy PM's affair with staffer grips Australia
  • Breaking: Ramaphosa provides update on Zuma's status as President
  • Team SA reaches out to international partners in Davos

    Minister of Economy


  • Deputy minister of mines urges youth, women to take up careers in ...
  • South Africa's future hinges on Ramaphosa's strategic skills
  • UPDATE 2-South African economy may grow 2 percent in 2018 ...

    Minister of Agriculture


  • Eyes on Gigaba for drought relief
  • DA calls on minister to ensure water supply for city
  • South African ministry aims to make quota decisions by end of ...

    Minister of Culture


  • South African university hostels sanctioned for their racist white-only ...
  • Spotlight: ANC treasurer-general Paul Mashatile
  • Esther Mahlangu, Yoko Ono and Nandipha Mntambo lined up for art ...

    Minister of Defense


  • Minister of Defence signs co-operation agreement with South Sudan
  • S. Sudan and S. Africa ink military cooperation deal
  • Nigeria and South Africa strengthening defence relations

    Minister of Education


  • School‚ MEC and Minister blamed for 2014 killer blaze at school for ...
  • Implementation of fee free higher education going well in KZN ...
  • Minister: South Africa Ready to Fund Free University Education

    Minister of Energy


  • Government Paves Way For More Renewable Energy Auctions In ...
  • Energy Dept say Mahlobo meeting with Russian counterpart a ...
  • Energy department: No nuclear meeting with Russians

    Minister of Finance


  • South Africa's future hinges on Ramaphosa's strategic skills
  • Leave at your own chosen speed: Zuma still at the crossroads ...
  • Expect a hike in the VAT rate this month

    Minister of Foreign Affairs


  • Thabo Mbeki Is Still SA's President (Well, According To This ...
  • Tannie Evita: These 11 ANC politicians MUST go directly to jail. Do ...
  • The 750th meeting of the AU Peace and Security Council on the ...

    Minister of Internal Affairs


  • #GuptaLeaks: How Bank of Baroda's misadventures dragged it into ...
  • Op-Ed: Democracy and violence – the threat to South Africa's elections
  • TUESDAY LIVE UPDATE: News from within and around Uganda

    Minister of Justice


  • Teachers, preachers, doctors, police and politicians to blame for ...
  • Ramaphosa Can Renew South African Leadership by Recommitting ...
  • Rhino poaching in South Africa has dipped but corruption hinders ...

    Minister of Health


  • Health minister weeps at Esidimeni hearing
  • WATCH: Health Minister takes the stand in Esidimeni arbitration ...
  • Motsoaledi: Fewer people dying from listeriosis

    Minister of Infrastructure


  • Government Paves Way For More Renewable Energy Auctions In ...
  • Western Cape Minister Alan Winde defends farmers' rights to own ...
  • Day Zero won't happen in Cape Town: Mokonyane

    Minister of Sports


  • South African sports minister boycotts Davis Cup matches with Israel
  • South Africa: Nehawu Welcomes Decision By Minister of Sport to ...
  • SA sports minister to boycott SA v Israel Davis Cup tie

    Director of State Security Service


  • Ramaphosa will need to tackle the State Security Agency
  • ANN7 does not deserve our activism
  • Paul O'Sullivan: National Police Commissioner slayer strikes again

    Chairman National Bank


  • IMFC Selects South African Reserve Bank Governor Lesetja ...
  • Billionaire Patrick Soon-Shiong reaches deal to buy LA Times and ...
  • Bank Zero Aims To Shakeup South African Banking With Tech ...

    Permanent Representative to the UN


  • The 750th meeting of the AU Peace and Security Council on the ...
  • Republic Day celebrated at United Nations, events held across US ...
  • Gov't dispatches delegation to New York to counter separatist ...

    Presidents Chief of Staff


  • Zuma Watch: Staggering all the way to the end
  • Zuma Will Not Leave Quietly – Presidency Staff
  • African Press Review 13 January 2018

    Chairman of Supreme Court


  • Politics this week
  • Jacob Zuma: South Africa president 'rejects ANC request' to stand ...
  • SC judges' revolt Highlights: BCI offers mediation to resolve issues ...

    Opposition


  • S.Africa opposition demands end to Zuma impasse
  • Zimbabwe opposition leader back in South Africa hospital
  • S.Africa opposition demand end to Zuma impasse

    Economic News and Data


    GDP

  • 2018 GDP forecast cut to 0.9% by IMF
  • South Africa mining industry to continue with legal challenges
  • Cape water crisis could pull plug on SA's GDP recovery - analyst
  • What It's Like to Live Through Cape Town's Massive Water Crisis
  • ​Weaker than expected mining results may drag GDP down
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    Investment

  • How Ramaphosa's new plans could directly impact South Africans ...
  • South Africa's future hinges on Ramaphosa's strategic skills
  • Data centre investments that define Africa growth
  • OPINION: Fourth Industrial Revolution seemingly holds the key to ...
  • OPINION: Junior miners could drive the revival of South Africa's ...
  • South Africa to target investment, graft under new ANC leader
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    Demographics

  • Why Cape Town Is Running Out of Water, and Who's Next
  • 'Day Zero': What Cape Town's water crisis says about inequality
  • The Wealth Of Nations: How is Africa faring and what is the impact of ...
  • We Have Seen The Future Of Water, And It Is Cape Town
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    Export/Import

  • Uganda overtakes South Africa in Kenya exports
  • Low commodity prices diminish Pioneer's turnover
  • Salmon and Scotch whisky exports soar to record levels
  • Why the strong rand isn't actually best for South Africa: analyst
  • Deeper Kenya-South Africa ties critical to growth, job creation
  • Why the strong rand isn't actually best for South Africa
  • Trade to grow by 5% in 2018
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    Public Spending

  • Adjust or hike? Gigaba's VAT options to plug Treasury's revenue hole
  • Budget is watershed moment for South Africa's economy - economist
  • R195bn: That is our budget deficit
  • Expect a hike in the VAT rate this month
  • VAT and tax hikes looming - experts
  • Beware these tax hikes in February's budget speech
  • Payroll compliance under scrutiny
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    Public Debt

  • South Africa's President Jacob Zuma could be ousted in days
  • South Africans drowning in debt
  • #SONA2018 predictions from agri leaders
  • RPT-GRAPHIC-South African bonds: the "next big EM story"
  • Eskom to release interim results today
  • Tax forecasts for 2018. It ain't looking good for SA – Matthew Lester
  • Rand Forecasts Upgraded at Barclays, no Moodys Downgrade ...
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    Recent Econ Stats

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    2018-01-31ZABalance of Trade DECZAR13.02BZAR 4.3B
  • Leftists propose reinventing socialism for SA
  • T20 Global League: Cricket South Africa to compensate players over ...
  • Budget 2018 needs to balance reforms with political demands
  • 10
    2018-01-30ZAM3 Money Supply YoY DEC6.60%
  • 63 million Indians do not have access to clean drinking water
  • Pollutants released from Maha stone crushing units 100 times the ...
  • 10
    2018-01-30ZAPrivate Sector Credit YoY DEC6.45%
  • With radio tags from Oct 31, you won't have to stop to pay at highway ...
  • Nursery admissions in Chandigarh private schools from November 30
  • ASSOCHAM study claims India's healthcare sector likely to reach ...
  • 10
    2018-01-25ZAPPI MoM DEC0.50%10
    2018-01-25ZAPPI YoY DEC5.10%5.20%10
    2018-01-24ZACore Inflation Rate YoY DEC4.40%4.41%
  • We shouldn't have taken decision to venture into Africa: Bharti Mittal
  • RBI monetary policy today: Four things to watch out for
  • HCL Tech Q1 Net grows 6.1% to Rs 2171cr; shares rise over 3%
  • 10
    2018-01-24ZAInflation Rate YoY DEC4.60%4.60%
  • Clamour for rate cut by the RBI rises after wholesale inflation falls
  • We shouldn't have taken decision to venture into Africa: Bharti Mittal
  • Retail inflation for industrial workers falls to 2.89% in September on ...
  • 10
    2018-01-24ZAInflation Rate MoM DEC0.10%0.31%
  • Jaya Bhattacharya on her crisis: I'm not shy about asking for work ...
  • ICC Champions Trophy, Highlights: Amla, Tahir help South Africa ...
  • Full cricket score, England vs South Africa, 1st Test: ENG beat SA by ...
  • 10
    2018-01-24ZAPrime Overdraft Rate10
    2018-01-19ZAConsumer Confidence Q4-1610