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Mr Jacob Gedleyihlekisa Zuma (Msholozi)

Date of Birth: 12/04/1942
Place of Birth: Nkandla, KwaZulu-Natal Province


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Cyril’s new business plan

Last week he went further to propose closing the ailing flag carrier, South African Airways, because it has drained state funds under the management of Dudu Myeni, an acolyte of former President Jacob Zuma...


The Brexit connection

The Hawks, overwhelmed by anti-corruption cases involving allies of former President Jacob Zuma, are not treating the Banks case as a priority...


Riyadh to the rescue

QuestionsAny deal between Saudi Arabia and South Africa's Paramount could raise questions for Ramaphosa as he struggles to contain former President Jacob Zuma and his allies, who still wield political and financial power within the African National Congress...

The deal was blocked by two successive finance ministers, Nhlanhla Nene (see Pointers, Another one bites the dust) and Pravin Gordhan (AC Vol 56 No 25, Jacob Zuma's costly week & Vol 58 No 8, Zuma's edifice starts to wobble)...

Like so many of South Africa's state-owned enterprises, Denel's finances have been hit by mismanagement and corruption, most of it linked to ousted President Jacob Zuma's allies, the Gupta family (AC Vol 59 No 6, Ramaphosa begins world tour & Vol 59 No 17 Europe discovers Africa, again)...


Investors weigh rescue plan

With the election of President Cyril Ramaphosa in February, South Africa experienced waves of 'Ramaphoria', following the hollowing out of the state under President Jacob Zuma and his disaster-prone leadership (AC Vol 59 No 5, Zexit, Ramaphoria, then political landmines)...

'Jacob Zuma was advancing a perspective about the "resolution of the national question" [ANC language for the race question] radically different from the long-established and historic position of the ANC … as part of this he [Zuma] also made bold to change the very nature of the ANC, characterising it as a "black party",' Mbeki wrote in the leaked document...

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 ...


Populists hack at the budget

How long the Treasury's senior staff can survive is a matter of conjecture, yet if Kenyatta removes them as the populists demand, the economy will nosedive, as happened in South Africa when Jacob Zuma fired Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan in 2017...


Kabila's two-front offensive

Nyamwasa, who was protected by outgoing President Jacob Zuma in exile in South Africa, has lost his political asylum status there...


Backers and attackers

While ex-President Jacob Zuma was close to President Joseph Kabila, President Cyril Ramaphosa, though preoccupied with domestic political crises, was cool towards Kabila staying in power, and that could have been an important factor in his decision not to stay on...


The tail that wags the dog

Making his second appearance in a KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) court at a short hearing on 8 June to face 16 charges of fraud and corruption, former President Jacob Zuma looked a grim and isolated figure...

Polls must be held by August 2019, but some of President Cyril Ramaphosa's supporters in the leadership believe that by then the surge of goodwill that greeted him as he succeeded Jacob Zuma and the campaign against state capture and corruption may be gone...


This land may be your land

But business confidence is sagging close to levels during the closing stages of Jacob Zuma's presidency late last year...


Moyane spoiling for a fight

Moyane, one of ex-President Jacob Zuma's key allies in the 'state capture' drama with the Gupta family, was suspended for re-instating his allegedly corrupt deputy Jonas Makwakwa and lying to Parliament (AC Vol 58 No 1, Power struggle goes nuclear)...


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