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iol.co.za
Zuma failed to touch the nerve of the nationSouth African President Jacob Zuma delivered his 2016 State of the Nation Addre
Zuma failed to touch the nerve of the nation
iol.co.za / Posted 17 hours ago
South African President Jacob Zuma delivered his 2016 State of the Nation Address on Thursday. Here is a summary of comments made by Professor Mzukisi Qobo in a radio interview with The Conversation Africa Politics + Society editor Thabo Leshilo and... Read more
18h
AllAfrica.com
Zuma Passes the Buck to PravinThe new/old Finance Minister, Pravin Gordhan, will have a mammoth task when he
Zuma Passes the Buck to Pravin
AllAfrica.com / Posted 18 hours ago
The new/old Finance Minister, Pravin Gordhan, will have a mammoth task when he delivers his sixth budget speech in less than two weeks on 24 February. Gordhan, who was moved to minister of Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs in 2014 when... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Zuma's Silence On Eskom Privatisation Worrying - CosatuTrade federation Cosatu said it was "very worrying" that President Jacob Zuma w
Zuma's Silence On Eskom Privatisation Worrying - Cosatu
AllAfrica.com / Posted 19 hours ago
Trade federation Cosatu said it was "very worrying" that President Jacob Zuma was "silent on Treasury's crude plans to privatise Eskom" during his State of the Nation address. Cosatu was referring to reports that Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan... Read more
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Eye Witness News
Sona 2016: The disconnect from reality persistsOPINION: Judith February says Zuma’s Sona didn’t speak to people feeling the
Sona 2016: The disconnect from reality persists
Eye Witness News / Posted 19 hours ago
OPINION: Judith February says Zuma’s Sona didn’t speak to people feeling the pinch of unemployment & deep inequality. Since the violent eviction of MPs and signal jamming last year, Sona will never be... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Zuma in 'Toughest' State of the NationPresident Jacob Zuma and Speaker of Parliament Baleka Mbete arrive at Parliamen
Zuma in 'Toughest' State of the Nation
AllAfrica.com / Posted 20 hours ago
President Jacob Zuma and Speaker of Parliament Baleka Mbete arrive at Parliament for State of the Nation Address in the joint sitting of the house in Parliament, Cape Town. South African President Jacob Zuma has started his State of the Nation... Read more
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News 24 South Africa
Now for the Real SpeechSo the SONA has come and gone. Zuma stumbled though a lot of good stuff but wha
Now for the Real Speech
News 24 South Africa / Posted 21 hours ago
So the SONA has come and gone. Zuma stumbled though a lot of good stuff but what did he actually say? Did he say anything of any substance? He did cut down on his giggles. He did mention a 9 Point Plan of sorts. So what is new? Very very... Read more
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iol.co.za
What SAfricans say about #SONA2016Johannesburg - President Jacob Zuma seems to have failed to impress with Thursd
What SAfricans say about #SONA2016
iol.co.za / Posted 22 hours ago
Johannesburg - President Jacob Zuma seems to have failed to impress with Thursday’s State of the Nation Address as commentators say he delivered no real solutions. This comes despite Zuma’s promises to cut down on state spending, and eliminate... Read more
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Mail & Guardian
Sona 2016: Business as usual for ZumaThe 2016 State of the Nation address (Sona) had a few bright spots, but it is u
Sona 2016: Business as usual for Zuma
Mail & Guardian / Posted 22 hours ago
The 2016 State of the Nation address (Sona) had a few bright spots, but it is unlikely enough to restore confidence in South Africa and convince ratings agencies not to downgrade the country’s credit rating. It will be left to Pravin Gordhan’s... Read more
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iol.co.za
What SAfricans say about #SONA2916Johannesburg - President Jacob Zuma seems to have failed to impress with Thursd
What SAfricans say about #SONA2916
iol.co.za / Posted 23 hours ago
Johannesburg - President Jacob Zuma seems to have failed to impress with Thursday’s State of the Nation Address as commentators say he delivered no real solutions. This comes despite Zuma’s promises to cut down on state spending, and eliminate... Read more
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iol.co.za
‘Success overplayed, malaise downplayed’#SONA2016 / Johannesburg - South African President Jacob Zuma said his administ
‘Success overplayed, malaise downplayed’
iol.co.za / Posted yesterday
#SONA2016 / Johannesburg - South African President Jacob Zuma said his administration will slash costs and work closely with business to restore investor confidence in the economy and prevent the nation’s credit rating being downgraded to... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
SONA 2016 Defers Power to GordhanJACOB ZUMA's much anticipated State of the Nation address was his most sombre t
SONA 2016 Defers Power to Gordhan
AllAfrica.com / Posted yesterday
JACOB ZUMA's much anticipated State of the Nation address was his most sombre to date. This was serious stuff - befitting the perilous state of the domestic economy. And, it was the economy that dominated his speech for more than 40... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
SONA 2016 - Optimists See Growth Spurt, Pessimists See JunkPresident Jacob Zuma's State of the Nation Address on Thursday was seen as an i
SONA 2016 - Optimists See Growth Spurt, Pessimists See Junk
AllAfrica.com / Posted yesterday
President Jacob Zuma's State of the Nation Address on Thursday was seen as an important moment for him to change some key policies and strategies to reverse the plummeting growth rate and economic collapse. While cabinet ministers said Zuma achieved... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
News24's 10 Most Memorable Moments of SONA 2016After the EFF disrupted last year's State of the Nation Address, and then promi
News24's 10 Most Memorable Moments of SONA 2016
AllAfrica.com / Posted yesterday
After the EFF disrupted last year's State of the Nation Address, and then promised to disrupt it again this year, there was bound to be drama in the National Assembly on Thursday evening. While the red carpet was filled with eye-popping, and... Read more
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Mail & Guardian
Sona 2016: A speech that failed to inspireIf it weren’t for the theatrics of opposition politicians like Cope and the Eco
Sona 2016: A speech that failed to inspire
Mail & Guardian / Posted yesterday
If it weren’t for the theatrics of opposition politicians like Cope and the Economic Freedom Fighters who were thrown out of Parliament, President Jacob Zuma’s State of the Nation address could safely be described as boring. In a climate of general... Read more
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News 24 South Africa
News24's 10 most memorable moments of SONA 2016(Jenni Evans, News24) Cape Town - After the EFF disrupted last year's State of
News24's 10 most memorable moments of SONA 2016
News 24 South Africa / Posted yesterday
(Jenni Evans, News24) Cape Town - After the EFF disrupted last year's State of the Nation Address, and then promised to disrupt it again this year, there was bound to be drama in the National Assembly on Thursday evening. Here are 10 memorable... Read more
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Mail & Guardian
Five things you should know about Sona 2016You’ve read about the heckling and the EFF’s now-customary storming out of Parl
Five things you should know about Sona 2016
Mail & Guardian / Posted yesterday
You’ve read about the heckling and the EFF’s now-customary storming out of Parliament, but what was the actual substance of President Jacob Zuma’s state of the nation address? If you can’t be bothered to wade through the over 5 000 words we’ve got... Read more
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The Times & The Sunday Times
Zuma might at last be getting it right on economyZuma seemed to have taken on board the concerns of business, expressed at high-
Zuma might at last be getting it right on economy
The Times & The Sunday Times / Posted yesterday
Zuma seemed to have taken on board the concerns of business, expressed at high-level meetings aimed at kick-starting our faltering economy and staving off a downgrading of our sovereign debt to junk status. Predictably, he did not mention the... Read more
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iol.co.za
Zuma ignores Nene questions at #SONA16Parliament – In his State of the Nation speech on Thursday, President Jacob Zum
Zuma ignores Nene questions at #SONA16
iol.co.za / Posted yesterday
Parliament – In his State of the Nation speech on Thursday, President Jacob Zuma blamed a number of external factors for the problems facing the economy, steering well clear of demands that he explain the firing of Nhlanhla Nene. EFF leader Godrich... Read more
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iol.co.za
#SONA2016: Zuma backs calls to move ParlyParliament – President Jacob Zuma on Thursday night threw his weight behind cal
#SONA2016: Zuma backs calls to move Parly
iol.co.za / Posted yesterday
Parliament – President Jacob Zuma on Thursday night threw his weight behind calls to have Parliament moved from Cape Town to Pretoria, insisting it would reduce the administrative costs of government. Delivering his State of the Nation Address, Zuma... Read more
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The Times & The Sunday Times
Cost-cutting measures for executiveAny government official wanting to go on an overseas trips would have to "motiv
Cost-cutting measures for executive
The Times & The Sunday Times / Posted yesterday
Any government official wanting to go on an overseas trips would have to "motivate strongly" and explain how it would benefit the country. The size of delegations on these trips would be reduced and standardised, he said to some applause. There... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Lekota Calls for Dramatic Leadership Change to Restore ConfidenceWorkers prepare for the State of the Nation Address at the National Assembly pr
Lekota Calls for Dramatic Leadership Change to Restore Confidence
AllAfrica.com / Posted yesterday
Workers prepare for the State of the Nation Address at the National Assembly precinct in Cape Town. By Matthew Le Cordeur, Fadia Salie and Dane Mcdonald South Africa needs a dramatic change of leadership, Congress of the People (Cope) leader... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Zuma Arrives for Highly Anticipated SONAWorkers prepare for the State of the Nation Address at the National Assembly pr
Zuma Arrives for Highly Anticipated SONA
AllAfrica.com / Posted yesterday
Workers prepare for the State of the Nation Address at the National Assembly precinct in Cape Town. President Jacob Zuma arrived at Parliament on Thursday evening for one of the most highly anticipated State of the Nation Addresses of his... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Zulu - Small Business to Drive Radical TransformationWill there be a repeat of the incidents like this one at 2015's State of the Na
Zulu - Small Business to Drive Radical Transformation
AllAfrica.com / Posted yesterday
Will there be a repeat of the incidents like this one at 2015's State of the Nation address by President Jacob Zuma? Police and army have assured that security will be tight, in measures some have described as "paranoid". By Matthew Le Cordeur and... Read more
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Aljazeera
South Africa: Zuma in 'toughest State of the Nation'South African President Jacob Zuma has started his State of the Nation speech,
South Africa: Zuma in 'toughest State of the Nation'
Aljazeera / Posted yesterday
South African President Jacob Zuma has started his State of the Nation speech, after briefly walking out of the chamber as members of the opposition delayed proceedings by raising questions ahead of the much-anticipated address. The Speaker of... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Economy Is Buzzword of Zuma's SONAWill there be a repeat of the incidents like this one at 2015's State of the Na
Economy Is Buzzword of Zuma's SONA
AllAfrica.com / Posted yesterday
Will there be a repeat of the incidents like this one at 2015's State of the Nation address by President Jacob Zuma? Police and army have assured that security will be tight, in measures some have described as "paranoid". The economy is the buzz... Read more
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New Zimbabwe
South Africans in anti-Zuma protestsHUNDREDS of protesters marched outside South Africa's parliament on Thursday ho
South Africans in anti-Zuma protests
New Zimbabwe / Posted yesterday
HUNDREDS of protesters marched outside South Africa's parliament on Thursday hours before an annual state-of-the-nation speech by President Jacob Zuma, whom they accuse of corruption and mismanaging the country's flagging economy. Zuma's speech,... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Markets Have All Eyes On Zuma's Critical SONA SpeechThe rand weakened slightly to R15.92 at 09:55 ahead of President Jacob Zuma's S
Markets Have All Eyes On Zuma's Critical SONA Speech
AllAfrica.com / Posted yesterday
The rand weakened slightly to R15.92 at 09:55 ahead of President Jacob Zuma's State of the Nation speech on Thursday, which will be watched closely by local investors hoping for a sign that the country can stave off a credit rating downgrade to "junk... Read more
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News 24 South Africa
Biff! Bang! Zuma's taken two body blows. When's the next?In boxing, when a fighter has taken two heavy body blows, he begins to weaken.
Biff! Bang! Zuma's taken two body blows. When's the next?
News 24 South Africa / Posted yesterday
In boxing, when a fighter has taken two heavy body blows, he begins to weaken. Now let's apply that analogy to President Zuma. He is a Zulu, a chief. The first body blow that Zuma took was during Nelson Mandela's funeral. In front of the WORLD'S TV... Read more
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iol.co.za
#SONA2016: Will Zuma inspire or confound?#SONA2016 / Cape Town - As he prepares to address the South African Parliament
#SONA2016: Will Zuma inspire or confound?
iol.co.za / Posted 2 days ago
#SONA2016 / Cape Town - As he prepares to address the South African Parliament in his State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Thursday, Jacob Zuma is facing one of the darkest moments of his presidency. Besides having to refund some of the state money... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
President Jacob Zuma Meets With Investors and CEOs of Major Companies and Captains of IndustryPresident Jacob Zuma today, 9 February 2016, met with major investors to the So
President Jacob Zuma Meets With Investors and CEOs of Major Companies and Captains of Industry
AllAfrica.com / Posted 2 days ago
President Jacob Zuma today, 9 February 2016, met with major investors to the South African economy and CEOs of big companies in Cape Town to discuss ways in which government and the business sector can work together to bring about the growth of the... Read more
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Eye Witness News
Demonstrations planned in major cities ahead of #Sona2016 While the president delivers his toughest Sona yet, #ZumaMustFall demonstrati
Demonstrations planned in major cities ahead of #Sona2016
Eye Witness News / Posted 2 days ago
While the president delivers his toughest Sona yet, #ZumaMustFall demonstrations will take place across SA. FILE. Protesters march down Somerset Road towards Cape Town Stadium in support of... Read more
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Daily Maverick
ConCourt Democracy: Nkandla’s day in courtThose who ever doubted the power of the Constitution should have watched the Nk
ConCourt Democracy: Nkandla’s day in court
Daily Maverick / Posted 2 days ago
Those who ever doubted the power of the Constitution should have watched the Nkandla case live. The case rests on two legs. Firstly whether there was an argument to be made for direct access by the parties to the ConCourt and secondly – and this is... Read more
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The Times & The Sunday Times
Wobbly Zuma walks tightrope at addressToday Zuma delivers his State of the Nation Address amid planned protests and a
Wobbly Zuma walks tightrope at address
The Times & The Sunday Times / Posted 2 days ago
Today Zuma delivers his State of the Nation Address amid planned protests and a litany of woes. Captains of industry who this week met Zuma have made it clear a new path is needed urgently. Will Zuma listen to them or stick to the ANC's economic... Read more
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Eye Witness News
Zuma under pressure to deliver convincing Sona The president also faces a challenge from the EFF over his axing of Finance M
Zuma under pressure to deliver convincing Sona
Eye Witness News / Posted 2 days ago
The president also faces a challenge from the EFF over his axing of Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene. President Jacob Zuma. Picture: GCIS. Jacob Zuma,SONA,State of the Nation Address Sona CAPE TOWN –... Read more
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The Times & The Sunday Times
Perceptions of Zuma in media at all-time low after Nene axingA survey by Media Tenor has found that Zuma’s December ousting of Nhlanhla Nene
Perceptions of Zuma in media at all-time low after Nene axing
The Times & The Sunday Times / Posted 2 days ago
A survey by Media Tenor has found that Zuma’s December ousting of Nhlanhla Nene‚ followed by his replacement of him by little known David Van Rooyen and ultimate re-appointment of Pravin Gordhan to the finance ministry cast him in bad light. Media... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Parliament Gets Ready for SONAWill there be a repeat of the incidents like this one at 2015's State of the Na
Parliament Gets Ready for SONA
AllAfrica.com / Posted 2 days ago
Will there be a repeat of the incidents like this one at 2015's State of the Nation address by President Jacob Zuma? Police and army have assured that security will be tight, in measures some have described as "paranoid". Parliament was a hive of... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Excitement Mounts Ahead of SONAWill there be a repeat of the incidents like this one at 2015's State of the Na
Excitement Mounts Ahead of SONA
AllAfrica.com / Posted 2 days ago
Will there be a repeat of the incidents like this one at 2015's State of the Nation address by President Jacob Zuma? Police and army have assured that security will be tight, in measures some have described as "paranoid". Pretoria — On the eve of... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
All SA Wants for SONA Is Zuma's Resignation - HoffmanWill there be a repeat of the incidents like this one at 2015's State of the Na
All SA Wants for SONA Is Zuma's Resignation - Hoffman
AllAfrica.com / Posted 2 days ago
Will there be a repeat of the incidents like this one at 2015's State of the Nation address by President Jacob Zuma? Police and army have assured that security will be tight, in measures some have described as "paranoid". All South Africans want to... Read more
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The Times & The Sunday Times
All South Africa wants Zuma to say at Sona is 'I'm retiring': Accountability NowZuma’s credibility was at an all-time low, its director Paul Hoffman told repor
All South Africa wants Zuma to say at Sona is 'I'm retiring': Accountability Now
The Times & The Sunday Times / Posted 2 days ago
Zuma’s credibility was at an all-time low, its director Paul Hoffman told reporters in Cape Town. However, Zuma would neither resign nor retire on his own as he was too compromised and too protected. "But the interests of the country would be... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Prospects of Reviving the WTO After Nairobi?South Africans will remember the second and last business weeks of December 201
Prospects of Reviving the WTO After Nairobi?
AllAfrica.com / Posted 2 days ago
South Africans will remember the second and last business weeks of December 2015 for a long time to come because that particular period was characterised by almost unprecedented drama within South Africa's governance structures, as Finance Minister... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
President Sets Up Task Team to Tackle Jobs, GrowthCape Town — President Jacob Zuma says a joint task team of government and busin
President Sets Up Task Team to Tackle Jobs, Growth
AllAfrica.com / Posted 2 days ago
Cape Town — President Jacob Zuma says a joint task team of government and business executives will be established to focus solely on economic growth and job creation. The President announced this shortly after meeting with CEOs of top companies in... Read more
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Eye Witness News
Has Zuma’s unraveling finally begun?OPINION: President Jacob Zuma,Nkandla,Constitutional Court,SONA,State of the
Has Zuma’s unraveling finally begun?
Eye Witness News / Posted 2 days ago
OPINION: President Jacob Zuma,Nkandla,Constitutional Court,SONA,State of the Nation Address Judith February says the president goes to Parliament on Thursday to deliver his Sona in a weakened position. One... Read more
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iol.co.za
Pravin Gordhan wants answers from you#Budget2016 / Durban - Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan has invited South Africa
Pravin Gordhan wants answers from you
iol.co.za / Posted 2 days ago
#Budget2016 / Durban - Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan has invited South Africans to voice their views regarding economic concerns and to raise issues they would like to see highlighted in the national budget on February 24. South Africa still faced... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Delay in Employment Stats Concerns Economist SchüsslerEconomist Mike Schüssler on Wednesday questioned the postponement of the releas
Delay in Employment Stats Concerns Economist Schüssler
AllAfrica.com / Posted 2 days ago
Economist Mike Schüssler on Wednesday questioned the postponement of the release of the Quarterly Labour Force Survey (QLFS) until the day after National Budget. The release of the fourth quarter 2015 QLFS was scheduled for Monday, already a week... Read more
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Calcutta News
Is state delaying job stats to avoid Budget headache? Cape Town - Economist Mike Schuuml;ssler on Wednesday questioned the postpone
Is state delaying job stats to avoid Budget headache?
Calcutta News / Posted 2 days ago
Cape Town - Economist Mike Schuuml;ssler on Wednesday questioned the postponement of the release of the Quarterly Labour Force Survey (QLFS) until the day after National Budget. The release of... Read more
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iol.co.za
Will Zuma’s errors push SA to fix policy?Johannesburg - South African President Jacob Zuma’s policy missteps at the end
Will Zuma’s errors push SA to fix policy?
iol.co.za / Posted 3 days ago
Johannesburg - South African President Jacob Zuma’s policy missteps at the end of last year may be the catalyst that pushes the government to implement reforms needed to avert a credit rating downgrade to junk, according to Standard Bank. “The... Read more
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iol.co.za
State and business to get SA ‘on track’Johannesburg - An interim committee has been set up by President Jacob Zuma wit
State and business to get SA ‘on track’
iol.co.za / Posted 3 days ago
Johannesburg - An interim committee has been set up by President Jacob Zuma with business to help fix and stabilise the economy. It will aim to avoid a credit rating downgrade, identify infrastructure projects companies can invest in and address the... Read more
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iol.co.za
Mood ‘constructive’ as Zuma meets CEOsCape Town - South African President Jacob Zuma sought to repair relations with
Mood ‘constructive’ as Zuma meets CEOs
iol.co.za / Posted 3 days ago
Cape Town - South African President Jacob Zuma sought to repair relations with business leaders, pledging to work more closely with companies that he described as the “backbone” of the economy. Zuma spoke to more than 140 business leaders and... Read more
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The Times & The Sunday Times
Zuma must stop government 'scoring own-goals'Zuma and cabinet ministers had talks with more than 140 business leaders in Cap
Zuma must stop government 'scoring own-goals'
The Times & The Sunday Times / Posted 3 days ago
Zuma and cabinet ministers had talks with more than 140 business leaders in Cape Town intended to find ways of improving investor sentiment towards this country and of stimulating growth in an economy weakened by a fall in metals prices, slowing... Read more
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iol.co.za
Invest in local economy, says ZumaCape Town - President Jacob Zuma has called for local businesses to invest in t
Invest in local economy, says Zuma
iol.co.za / Posted 3 days ago
Cape Town - President Jacob Zuma has called for local businesses to invest in the local economy and stabilise the currency. Zuma also called for more discussions with business to fix the economy. There was no magic bullet to the economy, but a... Read more
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