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FinMin goes in major Cabinet reshuffle

President Jacob Zuma has carried out a major reshuffle of his Cabinet. The major casualty is the highly respected Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan who has gone after days of speculation. […]

Full text of President Zuma’s State of the Nation Address

President Jacob Zuma delivered his 2017 State of the Nation Address (SONA) yesterday in parliament amidst tight security. In parliament members of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) were forcibly evicted […]

Local elections end one party dominance for ANC

The ruling African National Congress (ANC) has had its worst set of elections since taking over the country in the early 1990s. In municipal elections held last Wednesday (3rd August) […]

Full text of Zuma State of Nation Address

President Jacob Zuma delivered his State of the Nation Address (SONA) on 11 February. The full text of the speech as published on the South African Government News Agency website […]

Pravin Gordhan back as Finance Minister

President Jacob Zuma has been forced to make further changes to his Ministries after there was a bad reaction by markets to the sacking of Nhlanhla Nene last week. The […]

Zuma appoints David van Rooyen as Finance Minister

President Jacob Zuma has replaced his Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene in, what he described as, preparation for another strategic redeployment. The new Minister of Finance is David van Rooyen. The […]

Presidency Handbook published

On 18th November South Africa’s Cabinet approved the Presidential Handbook which provides guidelines on the services that should be provided for the President, Vice-President and their spouses and dependent children. […]

President shuffles two ministers

President Jacob Zuma has carried out a minor reshuffle of his Cabinet. Ngoako Ramatlhodi is the new Minister of Public Service and Administration, replacing Collins Chabane who died in a […]

Minister of Public Service and Administration dies in car crash

Minister of Public Service and Administration, Collins Chabane, has been killed in a car crash. The accident took place on Sunday morning. The South African Government News Agency reports the […]

South African Budget 2015

Minister of Finance, Nhlanhla Nene, has delivered his 2015 Budget speech. In his speech the Minister said that taxes would have to rise and government spending would fall. The Minister […]

Zuma delivers SONA

President Jacob Zuma delivered his second State of the Nation Address (SONA) in the current parliament last night. The evening was marred when members of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), […]

FinMin delivers mini-budget

South Africa’s Minister of Finance, Nhlanhla Nene, delivered yesterday his Medium Term Policy Statement. The full text of his speech as published on the National Treasury website is as follows: […]

BRICS establish New Development Bank

In a Communique published on the final day of their three day summit in Brazil the BRICS sixth summit has announced the establishment of a ‘New Development Bank’. The BRICS […]

President Jacob Zuma delivers 7th State of nation address

President Jacob Zuma concentrated on the economy in his seventh State of the Nation speech yesterday. In particular he focussed on work conditions and the ongoing series of disputes in […]

President Zuma announces new Government

President Jacob Zuma has announced the new members of his National Executive (Cabinet). There will be 35 Ministers, 15 of which will be women and 37 Deputy Ministers, 16 of […]

Jacob Zuma re-elected President by Parliament

Jacob Zuma has been re-elected as the President of South Africa. The official press release as published on the South African Government News Agency wbsite is as follows: “Parliament elects […]

African National Congress

The African National Congress or ANC was founded on 8th January 1912, originally as the South African Native National Congress (SANNC) with the aim of increasing the rights of black […]