Tito Mboweni appointed new finance minister after Nhlanhla Nene’s abrupt resignation

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"Ideologically and in terms of macroeconomic policy thinking, President Ramaphosa may have appointed the finance minister he always desired in his cabinet". The court further ordered her to pay 20% of the legal costs for the Black Sash and Freedom under law - the two non-governmental organisations that took her to court after Sassa said previous year that it would be unble to pay social grants from April 2017.

According to Maimane, only one minister, Rob Davis, officially met with the controversial family, but since the revelation that finance minister Nhlanhla Nene had met with them several times while deputy finance minister, despite having previously denied this, Maimane wants to grill other ministers under the belief that they too may have met with the Guptas.

Nene apologised after giving testimony to the inquiry, which is probing allegations of systematic corruption under Zuma's government involving the three Gupta brothers.

Nhlanhla Nene admits he made a mistake " I was wrong for meeting the Guptas at their residence, and not at my office or at least in a public place.

Mr Nene has been replaced by former central bank chief Tito Mboweni. Ramaphosa promised to curb corruption that has contributed to South Africa's economic problems, though critics question whether he has the will and clout to scrutinize top levels of the ruling African National Congress party ahead of elections next year.

"Ramaphosa is cleaning things up and laying a platform so that he is able to campaign confidently when it is election time", University of Johannesburg politics professor Kwandiwe Kondlo said.

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Botes said the rand would likely trade in a range between R14.83/$ and R15.00/$ on Tuesday.

The rand gained 0.9 percent to 14.71 per dollar by 5:25 pm in Johannesburg, reversing an earlier decline of as much as 1.4 percent on the news.

Jonas said he had refused and was warned he would be killed if he spoke of the proposal.

Both Zuma and the Guptas have denied any wrongdoing.

Ramaphosa also said nobody was above the scrutiny of the state capture commission.

Opposition leaders, however, noted that Mr. Mboweni had been active on social media in the past and had once posted a tweet in which he called for state ownership of 40 per cent of all mining companies.

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