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14 Episodes

Flash Briefing: The latest news and market-related headlines

In today's headlines:*ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa has said that he will not comment on accepting nomination for a second term as leader of the party.*As the price of Brent crude oil continues to climb, there are calls for alternative solutions to ease the burden on consumers.*As 40% of South Africa’s…
8 Mar 2022 10AM 4 min

Flash Briefing: Russian relations – Ramaphosa, Pandor at odds; SARS super-wealthy unit; culpable homicide laws

News headlines:*The South African government is attempting to patch up Russian relations following the minister of international relations and cooperation Naledi Pandor’s call for Russia to withdraw from Ukraine. *SARS commissioner Edward Kieswetter says that the revenue service’s new unit for the super-wealthy is not there to ‘go after’ wealthy taxpayers…
28 Feb 2022 9AM 1 min

Flash Briefing: Biden, Boris condemn Russian invasion of Ukraine; Sapref; state capture roots

In today's headlines:*Russian troops and tanks pushed into Ukraine and airstrikes hit the country’s capital and more than a dozen other cities early Thursday after President Vladimir Putin said he ordered a military operation to “demilitarise and de-Nazify Ukraine” and bring its leaders to trial. *KwaZulu-Natal premier Sihle Zikalala has announced…
24 Feb 2022 10AM 2 min

Flash Briefing: Ramaphosa's 'red tape' team; NPA insists Zuma will stand trial; Mantashe/Shell's leave to appeal denied

In today's headlines:*President Cyril Ramaphosa says reducing red tape will benefit businesses and unlock investment. *The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) says it will "resist" further delays in the long-awaited corruption trial of Jacob Zuma and French arms company Thales – and stressed that "despite any appeals, the matter must proceed".*The High…
17 Feb 2022 8AM 2 min

Flash Briefing: CPT to be free of load shedding, say mayor; every SA home to receive data, says Ntshavheni; new pension fund changes coming

In today's headlines:*Cape Town will be the first load shedding-free city in South Africa, says mayor Geordin Hill-Lewis.*Minister of Communications and Digital Technologies Khumbudzo Ntshavheni says that every South African will be given access to the internet as a core utility.*The National Treasury will introduce new pension fund regulations for…
16 Feb 2022 9AM 2 min

Flash Briefing: SARS, SAPS, Gautrain's power cut by Tshwane for non-payment; post-SONA no-confidence; Mkhize tied to more corruption

In today's headlines:*The City of Tshwane on Tuesday cut the power supply to the South African Revenue Service (SARS), the SA Police Service (SAPS) headquarters, and the Gautrain station in Hatfield. *Opposition parties grilled president Cyril Ramaphosa in the post-SONA debate this week. *Former health minister Zweli Mkhize has reportedly been implicated…
15 Feb 2022 9AM 2 min