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Democratic Alliance parliamentary leader Mmusi Maimane

Zuma has ‘failed exceptionally’, says DA

President Jacob Zuma has failed to lead South Africa, especially when it comes to the economy, the DA said on Monday.

Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene

African bank sector integration risks crisis

The integration of the African banking sector may increase the risk of a financial crisis‚ Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene warned on Wednesday.

GETTING CONNECTED: East London entrepreneur Jabu Mangena says high data and cellphone call costs are a barrier to entry in business

High communication costs ‘threat to economic growth’

Business raises concerns at hearings HIGH mobile tariff and data costs stifle small business growth, parliament’s portfolio committee on communication heard on Monday.

WILLIAM GUMEDE

Zuma’s credibility gap is paralysing our nation

PRESIDENT Jacob Zuma’s questionable friendships and personal behaviour are increasingly becoming threats to South Africa’s economy, security and democracy.

MUSIC TO MY EARS: Popular musician Zahara sings as Buffalo City mayor  Zukiswa Ncitha listens in during the state of the metro address held at Steve  Biko centre in Ginsberg yestreday  Picture: MICHAEL PINYANA

Metro to set aside R1bn for youth and women

A BILLION rand worth of tenders will be awarded to youth, women and people with disabilities, Buffalo City Metro mayor Zukiswa Ncitha announced during the state of the metro address yesterday.

Tony Leon

It’s about the economy and not racist posturing

THE fading health of Nelson Mandela, the fraying of our constitutional settlement and the severe contraction of the economy, bathe the country in a sombre light.

Daily Dispatch

EC braces as rand tumbles

Hefty fuel and food price rises expected THE Eastern Cape is bracing itself for the aftershock of last week’s dramatic plunge in the value of the rand.

ENTERING A NEW ERA: Education and training MEC Mandla  Makupula with his SG, Mthunywa Ngonzo Picture: FILE

Bhisho cracks down on figure ‘fumbling’

DRAMA erupted in Bhisho when education MEC Mandla Makupula was instructed to charge senior administrative officials for presenting inaccurate budget figures to a portfolio committee meeting.

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