The minister of finance is digging in his heels, national Treasury is battening down the hatches and South Africans are holding their collective breaths.
If President Jacob Zuma wants to get rid of Pravin Gordhan he will have to fire him and take responsibility for the consequences — the minister of finance will not resign.
That is the unequivocal and clear message from 40 Church Square in Pretoria, headquarters of national Treasury, after 48 hours of political drama during which speculation of Gordhan’s removal from Cabinet and a broader reshuffle of the executive went into overdrive.
According to two sources with intimate knowledge of [...]
Johannesburg – Stern words, standing ovations, and raw emotions dominated the final send-off for ANC veteran Ahmed Kathrada on Wednesday.
Friends, family, dignitaries, activists and struggle veterans said their last goodbyes to Kathrada at the Westpark cemetery, Johannesburg. Throngs of mourners gathered at the Houghton mosque early on Wednesday morning before heading to the cemetery for the last rites.
The 87-year-old stalwart’s coffin arrived draped in an ANC flag in a marquee almost filled to capacity.
Mourners sang revolutionary songs and veterans and former [...]
Cape Town – Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters was crowned as Miss South Africa 2017 on Sunday night at the Sun City Superbowl.
Boipelo Mabe was crowned second princess and Adè van Heerden was crowned first princess in the 59th annual beauty pageant.
The 21-year-old Miss South Africa is from Sedgefield, Western Cape and was a firm crowd favourite on the night of the competition.
Miss South Africa 2017 will receive R1m in cash from sponsors Sun International and Cell C as well as a bouquet of prizes.
During Miss SA’s reign she will represent South Africa at both Miss World [...]
A few things about Durban food can be said with certainty: Durbanites thoroughly love spices and food that explodes with flavour. Curry was introduced to the Colony of Natal over 150 years ago by indentured labourers who came from India, to work in the sugar cane fields. The word ‘curry’ comes from the Tamil word ‘kari’ which means ‘sauce’.
The unique flavours of Indian cooking, which were embraced by British settlers and the Zulus, have been developed over time to make the ‘Durban Curry’, famous around the world.
Chef Kevin Joseph top curry tipsThe best curries are made with [...]