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David Douglas van Rooyen (Des)


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Investors weigh rescue plan

Ramaphosa's advisory panel on land reform Vuyokazi 'Vuyo' Mahlati member of the National Planning Commission and president of the African Farmers' Association of South Africa (chair of panel) Ruth Hall researcher and professor at the University of the Western Cape's Institute for Poverty Land and Agrarian Studies Professor Abdus Salam Mohammad Karaan professor in agricultural economics at Stellenbosch University Daniel Kriek Free State commercial livestock farmer and president of AgriSA an umbrella group of farming associations Bulelwa Mabasa attorney with expertise in land restitution and reform Thato Moagi young emerging farmer (aged 27) and entrepreneur Thandi Ngcobo chief executive and founder of the Dr J L Dube Institute for Humanitarian and Development Praxis at the University of KwaZulu-Natal Tembeka Ngcukaitobi advocate public speaker and author whose work for the Legal Resources Centre and Johannesburg Bar spans public law labour law and competition Nick Serfontein chairman of Sernick Group which is cooperating with Ramaphosa; 2016 Free State Farmer of the Year and Mentor of the Year Wandile Sihlobo agricultural economist head of research at the Agricultural Business Chamber independent advisor to Afgrain Food Groups Called to account Opposition leader Mmusi Maimane of the Democratic Alliance has requested confirmation from the Zondo Commission into state capture that the following former and serving state officials be called to testify: Lynne Brown former Energy Minister Jessie Duarte ANC Deputy Secretary-General Arthur Fraser former spy chief/Director-General of the State Security Agency now National Commissioner of Correctional Services Malusi Gigaba former Finance Minister now Minister of Home Affairs David 'DD' Mabuza current Deputy President of the ANC and South Africa David Mahlobo former State Security Minister Gwede Mantashe Chairman of the African National Congress Tom Moyane former head of the South African Revenue Service the national tax collection agency Cyril Ramaphosa current ANC President and President of South Africa David Douglas 'Des' van Rooyen former Minister of Local Government Jacob Zuma former ANC President and President of the Republic of South Africa Mosebenzi Zwane former Minister of Mineral Resources ...


Not yet Team Ramaphosa

Those fired include Fikile Mbalula (Police) Mosebenzi Zwane (Mineral Resources) Des van Rooyen (Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs) Lynne Brown (Public Enterprises) Faith Muthambi (Public Service and Administration) David Mahlobo (Energy) and Bongani Bongo (State Security)...


Big change, no fanfare

From Zuma to Ramaphosa 9 December 2015: Jacob Zuma replaces respected Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene with unknown Des van Rooyen...


Cyril presses his advantage

First in the firing line would be: Public Service and Administration Minister Faith Muthambi; Minerals and Mining Minister Mosebenzi Zwane; Energy Minister David Mahlobo; Minister of Public Enterprises Lynne Brown; Minister of Social Development Bathabile Dlamini; Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Des van Rooyen; State Security Minister Bongani Bongo; and Water and Sanitation Minister Nomvula Mokonyane...


Zuma's anti-Gordhan play

Zuma learned the limits of his power when he was forced to abandon plans to replace the then Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene with David van Rooyen and ended up re-appointing Gordhan (AC 56 No 25 Jacob Zuma's costly week)...


Fuel fund fracas

The deal was concluded in mid-December just after President Jacob Zuma had sacked Nhlanhla Nene from the Finance portfolio and tried to appoint his ally Des van Rooyen instead...


A week of defeats for Zuma

Yet apart from presidential son Edward Zuma together with known sycophants Cooperative Government and Traditional Affairs Minister Des van Rooyen and Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane there have been almost no attempts to defend Zuma against the latest chorus of public attacks...


Zuma largesse under fire

They are Minerals and Mining Minister Mosebenzi Zwane (demoted to Water); Communications Minister Faith Muthambi demoted to Public Works; and Minister of Corporate Governance David 'Des' van Rooyen moved to Economic Development...


Zupta Inc.

Then came Africa Confidential's revelation on 12 February that two men with strong links to the Guptas were to accompany the short-lived Finance Minister David 'Des' van Rooyen to the Treasury...


Zuma bows to business

The Guptas influenced Zuma to appoint the previously unknown David 'Des' van Rooyen as Finance Minister it is now generally accepted...


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