BREAKING: Zuma to justify Gordhan axing with intelligence report - sources

President Jacob Zuma believes his finance minister Pravin Gordhan went to London to meet with individuals wanting to overthrow the state‚ sources say.

KZN inquiry promises to find the truth about political murders

The commission of inquiry into political killings in KwaZulu-Natal is set to begin on Thursday‚ with provincial "violence monitor" and university researcher Mary de Haas the first to take the stand.
Advocate Cedric Puckrin representing Oakbay Investments looks on during a break at a court hearing in Pretoria, South Africa

Gordhan application 'stillborn' - Oakbay counsel

The application by Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan for an order that he does not have the power to intervene in the relationship the four major banks have with Gupta-controlled companies is "stillborn".

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.
The logo of South Africa's Standard Bank is seen above the company's headquarters in Cape Town

Oakbay‚ the president and the cabinet: Judge seeks clarity on order sought by Standard Bank

The High Court in Pretoria had a difficult time understanding the order sought by Standard Bank in the dispute between Gupta-controlled companies and Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan.

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”.

'We have a responsibility to steer this country in the right way': Gordhan

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan has talked about how he is handling uncertainty about his job and the political drama that has unfolded this week.
South Africa's President Jacob Zuma visits a the family of the late freedom fighter Riot Mkhwanazi in Kwadlangezwa

'Phantsi‚ Zuma!' mourners cry at Kathrada's funeral

The funeral of ANC veteran Ahmed Kathrada turned into a rallying cry against President Jacob Zuma’s rule‚ with many senior leaders speaking out against patronage and poor leadership.

KZN by-election postponed after ANC objections

Objections to the uPhongolo Ward 7 voters’ roll have forced a last-minute postponement of its by-election‚ which was due to take place on Wednesday.

Kathrada was incorruptible‚ says Mantashe

ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe on Wednesday painted Ahmed Kathrada as a model leader who had integrity.

Gigaba criticised for attending Kathrada funeral

Home affairs minister Malusi Gigaba was criticised on Wednesday for attending the funeral of Ahmed Kathrada – barely a year after lashing out at disgruntled “so-called ANC stalwarts”.

Listen to our priceless stalwarts‚ Makhura tells mourners at Kathrada funeral

Gauteng Premier David Makhura on Wednesday called on leaders to heed the advice of struggle stalwarts.

ANC ructions play out as Zuma gets cold shoulder

President Jacob Zuma pointedly not being asked to give a speech at the funeral of struggle icon Ahmed Kathrada has underlined the political ructions playing out within the ANC.

Zuma's move against Gordhan adds R2.6 billion to government debt

The rand was hovering around R13/$ on Wednesday morning as the market waited to see how the drama between President Jacob Zuma and Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan would play out.

Zuma skips Kathrada funeral to respect family's wishes

President Jacob Zuma will not attend the funeral of ANC veteran Ahmed Kathrada‚ in accordance with the family’s wishes‚ the presidency said on Wednesday.

Pravin: It's your move now, No1

An embattled but defiant Pravin Gordhan had a message for South Africa yesterday: "I am still finance minister."

The Guptas v Gordhan

The Pretoria High Court in Pretoria moved quickly to deal with political arguments yesterday so it could focus on the narrow legal argument of why Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan could not intervene in the matter between the banks and Gupta-linked companies.

Kathrada 'last of a generation'

Tributes have poured in for ANC stalwart Ahmed Kathrada, who died in hospital early yesterday.

'Colonialist madam must go'

After taking flak for 12 days about her tweets on colonialism, a defiant Helen Zille refused to back down in the Western Cape legislature yesterday.

Gordhan presses ahead with Gupta companies court bid

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan on Tuesday asked the high court in Pretoria to declare he did not have power to intervene in the dispute between banks and Gupta-controlled companies.

Gordhan in the dark about why Zuma ordered him home

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan on Tuesday said he did not know why President Jacob Zuma had recalled him and his deputy‚ Mcebisi Jonas from a roadshow in London and the US.

'We can't keep quiet': ANC stalwarts

Stalwarts of the African National Congress have expressed their concern at the political crisis facing the country.

WATCH: 'I am still the Finance Minister‚' says Pravin Gordhan

While speculation was rife over the future of Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan‚ he confirmed on Tuesday afternoon that he was still occupying the position.

Did the State Security Agency spy on SABC staff illegally?

The State Security Agency (SSA) appears to have spied on South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) employees without the required permission from a judge.

ANC in the Eastern Cape 'loses' half its members

The ANC in the Eastern Cape which lost the Nelson Mandela Metro to the DA in recent local government elections has lost more than 50% of its membership in five years.

Holomisa ejects UDM founder member

UDM founding member and former provincial secretary Wandile Tsipa was unceremoniously kicked out of a leadership meeting in Mthatha by party leader Bantu Holomisa on Monday.

'Kathrada’s death pains me the same way as Madiba’s passing': Winnie Mandela

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela on Tuesday said the passing of struggle stalwart Ahmed Kathrada pained her in the same way the death of her ex-husband Nelson Mandela did.

Treasury spokesperson has no knowledge of Gordhan resignation

A National Treasury spokesperson said she had no knowledge of rumours that finance minister Pravin Gordhan plans to resign.

Gordhan‚ Gupta companies may still settle‚ high court suggests

The full bench of the high court in Pretoria on Tuesday suggested to the parties in finance minister Pravin Gordhan’s case against the Gupta-controlled companies that they can still settle the matter.
A logo of Oakbay Investments is seen at the entrance of their offices in Sandton, outside Johannesburg

Oakbay makes a concession in Gordhan’s court case over Gupta bank accounts

Oakbay Investments has backed down from allegations that finance minister Pravin Gordhan conspired with banks to close the company’s bank accounts.

Gordhan lands in SA‚ heads straight to Luthuli House

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan first met with ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe after arriving from London following an unexplained decision by President Jacob Zuma to recall him from an investor road show.