Who is Cyril Ramaphosa? A profile of the new leader of the ANC

South Africa’s governing party, the African National Congress (ANC), has a new president – Cyril Ramaphosa. But who is he? Ramaphosa cuts a fitting figure to take over government, stabilise the economy, and secure the constitutional architecture that he helped create at the end of apartheid. But to expect more would be expecting too much. […]
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Five points to consider when approaching your online tax return

It’s that time of year when you really want to tidy up your accounts, shut the laptop and head to the hills. However, there is one thing we’d like to remind you about before you go. Your UK tax return online submission deadline is 31 January 2018. We can only imagine this news lands in […]
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Rand turbo-boosted in the wake of Ramaphosa win

The Rand enjoyed broad stability for most of last week and in fact gained on all of the G10 currencies leading up to the ANC elective conference over the weekend. The Ramaphosa result helped it kick on from Monday. The rally was aided in part by a weaker US Dollar, although it advanced far further […]
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How South Africans reacted to Cyril Ramaphosa becoming ANC president

South Africans have gone ballistic online after the news broke that Cyril Ramaphosa is the new ANC President. CR17 has won the day, or has it? After days of waiting, South Africans were finally greeted with the news that Cyril Ramaphosa has been officially elected as the new president of the ANC. With millions of […]
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SA Rugby to remain mum on Coetzee’s future until 2018

Those waiting on SA Rugby to announce the decision regarding embattled Springbok coach Allister Coetzee’s future will have to wait until next year before there is any word on that. In a media release on Friday, SA Rugby said that they would not be in a position to respond to questions on the matter until […]
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Madonsela happy with court judgement on “reckless” Zuma

The woman of the moment, former Public Protector Thuli Madonsela has welcomed Wednesday’s court ruling on the State Capture report. Madonsela says that the judgment made by Judge Dunstan Mlambo was in line with her own view of how President Jacob Zuma dealt with the report. “If someone says your house is burning, honestly, you’ve […]
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“Russia could influence the ANC Elective Conference” – ISS researcher

Well, Russia might as well make it a hat-trick after being accused of rigging the American elections of 2016, and Brexit votes in that same year. Now Putin and the gang are setting their sights on the ANC Elective Conference 2017. That’s according to Jackie Cilliers. He is a political scenario planner for the Institute […]
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Coffin case duo denied bail

Coffin Case duo, Theo Jackson and Willem Oosthuizen, were denied bail on Thursday, after bringing the application to the High Court in Middleburg pending the outcome of the application for leave to appeal. This, after Jackson’s representative, Advocate Wayne Gibbs, argued that his client, Oosthuizen, was not a flight risk as he had adhered to […]
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