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Opposition parties will fail in their campaign to oust Jacob Zuma and the government won’t be distracted by protests against his leadership, says Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba.

In The News

Economic outlook, famine and electricity in focus at WEF Africa Day 2

The second day of the World Economic Forum on Africa 2017 will further explore how the continent can position itself to adapt to a fast-changing global environment.

Cosatu singing the same tune as our enemies – Maphatsoe

It was worrying that President Jacob Zuma was booed by members of his party’s alliance partner Cosatu, MKMVA chairperson Kebby Maphatsoe has said.

Assault cases opened following Pollsmoor violence

Assault cases have been opened following attacks on five warders at Pollsmoor prison over the long weekend, a correctional services spokesperson has said.

New smartphone player quietly enters SA with cheap devices

A new player in the smartphone industry has quietly pushed 360 000 mobile phones into Africa since October, 60% of which into South Africa.

Animal rescue group forced to euthanise 600+ animals as Zim crisis bites

An animal rights group in Zimbabwe says it has has to euthanise more than 630 animals so far this year as a growing economic crisis pushes more ans more unwanted pets onto the streets.


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While You Were Asleep

Le Pen, Macron clash in fiery final French debate

French centrist Emmanuel Macron and his far-right presidential rival Marine Le Pen have clashed over terrorism, the economy and Europe in a bad-tempered TV debate that laid bare their profoundly different visions for the country.

North Korea media warns China of ‘grave consequences’

North Korean state media have issued a stinging denunciation of the country’s chief ally and diplomatic backer China, saying Beijing should be grateful for its protection.

Trump on Middle East peace: ‘We will get it done’

President Donald Trump confidently predicted that a Middle East peace agreement was within grasp, as he hosted Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas at the White House.


Public memorial service for 18 learners in taxi crash

A public memorial service for the 18 learners killed in a horrific taxi crash is expected to be held in Mpumalanga.

Top cops to appeal to Labour Court about demotion

Two top Western Cape police officers Major-General Jeremy Vearey and Major-General Peter Jacobs are expected to ask the Labour court to review their demotion.

Court to hear arguments in DA’s application for Zuma’s reasons for cabinet reshuffle

The Pretoria High Court is expected to hear arguments in the DA’s urgent application to compel President Jacob Zuma to supply his record of decision for his midnight cabinet reshuffle.

“We cannot spend money we don’t have. We need to manage it. Our spending patterns should not be out of tune with the growth patterns in our economy." – Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba at the WEF.
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