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21 November 2018 7:50 AM LIVE: Pravin Gordhan continues with third day of testimony at #StateCaptureInquiry

Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan says his detractors should appear before the judicial commission of inquiry into allegations of state capture and "say their piece under oath". Gordhan, who is testifying at the commission for a second day, told inquiry chairperson Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo that he was not "accountable to bullies" 46

20 November 2018 1:20 PM LIVE: 'I refused to schedule a meeting with the Gupta family'

The former minister of finance was scathingly dismissive of the Guptas: he threw a fruit basket, that served as in invitation to the infamous Sun City wedding in the rubbish bin and a meeting with Ajay Gupta brokered by Zuma ended “after roughly two minutes” when it became clear he wasn’t interested. ** “I refused to take part in (then) Minister Zwane’s 28

13 November 2018 8:24 AM LIVE: Gordhan's appearance to provide testimony at #StateCaptureInquiry postponed until Monday

Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba visited the Guptas for "social cohesion reasons", but denies they had any sway over him. "During my tenure, I, at no stage, assisted the Gupta family, or any other private interest group, to capture the state," Gigaba told the Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs on Tuesday night. The committee is holding an inquiry 23

31 October 2018 1:01 PM Public Protector finds Gigaba violated the ethics code over the Fireblade saga

Minister of Home Affairs Malusi Gigaba has landed in hot water again, after the Public Protector found that he not only violated the executive ethics code, but also the Constitution for "deliberately telling untruths under oath". In 2017, North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria ruled that Gigaba lied under oath but also violated the Constitution. The judgment 31

28 October 2018 6:30 PM Gordhan warns of dangerous fightback against corruption

Johannesburg - South Africa’s recovery from corruption at its state-owned companies requires thorough reform and punishing those responsible, according to Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan. Trust in the government is at 42% for South Africa - versus a median of 47% for members of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development - a ranking 34

20 October 2018 11:47 AM Magashule rejects 'baseless' claims of Gupta meeting over R140m deal

ANC secretary general Ace Magashule has dismissed allegations that he took former MEC Mxolisi Dukwana to the Guptas' Saxonwold compound seven years ago to discuss a R140m deal. According to court papers brought by Dukwana, Magashule took the former MEC to the Guptas' Saxonwold compound in 2011, where Tony Gupta tried to strong-arm Dukwana into approving 111

10 October 2018 7:51 AM Former public enterprises minister Barbara Hogan expected to testify

Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba visited the Guptas for "social cohesion reasons", but denies they had any sway over him. "During my tenure, I, at no stage, assisted the Gupta family, or any other private interest group, to capture the state," Gigaba told the Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs on Tuesday night. The committee is holding an inquiry 39

09 October 2018 5:17 PM EFF welcomes Nene's resignation, calls for more minsters to follow suit

The Economic Freedom Fighters have largely welcomed the news that President Cyril Ramaphosa accepted Nhlanhla Nene's request to step down as finance minister. This, after Nene admitted during testimony at the state capture commission of inquiry last week that he had visited the controversial Gupta family six times at their Saxonwold home while he served 48

09 October 2018 11:02 AM Jonas said to decline Finance Minister post

Mcebisi Jonas declined an offer from President Cyril Ramaphosa to become finance minister in place of embattled Nhlanhla Nene, according to three people familiar with the matter. Jonas, a former deputy finance minister, was offered the post on Monday, according to the sources, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they aren’t authorised to comment 30

03 October 2018 9:14 AM Finance Minister met Guptas, refused Russia nuke deal

Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene said he met repeatedly with members of the Gupta family, who have been implicated in a corruption scandal related to former President Jacob Zuma and separately, was twice pressured to sign a multi-billion Russian nuclear-power deal by former Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson. Nene made his comments in a statement accompanying 30