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This and other positions will be decided at the provincial elective conference set to take place at the weekend. The elections in will be a make-or-break poll for the ANC in Gauteng, as the new leadership due to be elected has to put up a tough fight to retain control of the richest province. Support for the ANC has slipped dramatically in the last two elections. It was dealt a further blow in the local election when it lost two key metros: He is expected to be replaced by deputy chairman David Makhura, who is standing uncontested for the post.

Business Day understands that Lesufi has an edge, judging from nominations from the regions including parts of Ekurhuleni and Tshwane. But while nominations can provide an early indication of support, they may not translate into votes at the conference. Makhura said once the conference for Gauteng was over, the province will be battle-ready for the elections. There are still internal challenges for the party in the province.

Provincial secretary Hope Papo said large sums of money were being used to "destabilise" the ANC and ensure that it did not have time to prepare for the elections.

He said disgruntled members in two regions were threatening court action against the party, a move that could have an impact on the conference. Makhura said the economy, the cost of living due to fuel hikes and the increase in VAT and the contentious electronic tolling of Gauteng roads would be discussed at the conference.

Gold eases as thaw in Italy crisis saps buying interest Unless there is a meltdown in Italy or a financial crisis, which would also affect US markets, there is no strong reason for a jump in gold prices, one analyst says. JSE falls on retailers and banks as miners gain. The JSE's rule changes are dramatic — and problematic.

Why Malema and Lekota dominate Ramaphosa and Maimane. What could sink the jobs summit — and what could save it. Gupta-linked public enterprises DG Richard Seleke leaves public service It is understood there had been talks on whether he should be redeployed or part ways with the government through a settlement deal that would see part of the remainder of his contract paid out.

Lloyds , SolGold , Horizonte Min. A bit more https: He declined to give any specifics on this alternative approach at this stage and said these would be revealed probably in March.

MC Mining has to gain access to those farms to build its processing plants. Video worth watch too: Nothing new or of note in the financials, presentation always going to be more interesting than numbers themselves. Probably worth a listen if you have a spare mins. I thought the interesting things were: This is first time I can recall them talking about mining without these two farms. They were bullish they would get farms in due course through MPRDA, might just take some time unless make some commercial deal.

Maybe worth keeping after all. I know someone had been doing due diligence that was going slowly. The transaction resulted in Uitkomst acquiring all of Khethekile's mining equipment including conveyor systems and coal mining and transportation equipment and taking transfer, in accordance with section of the Labour Relations Act of South Africa, of some Khethekile employees.

The timing of the ten quarterly payments to settle the remaining balance of R This was seen as protection from corruption charges, since Heath had advised Zuma when he faced charges in Days later Heath accused Mbeki of trumping up rape charges against Zuma.

He was forced to resign and was replaced by Jiba. By now there were concerns about the independence of the "embattled" judiciary. In April the promiscuous president married his fourth wife, Bongi Ngema. The Spear was launched into the art world, depicting a rampant Zuma penis. But the Youth League lashed out at Zuma after he missed a June 16 engagement. He began skipping meetings where he might get a bad reception.

By August, Nkandla was in the news again. The reports read his benefactors included Nelson Mandela. With newspapers increasingly referring to Zuma as corrupt, the DA led a delegation to Nkandla in November.

The SACP called for legislation against statements tarnishing the dignity of the president. Gold eases as thaw in Italy crisis saps buying interest Unless there is a meltdown in Italy or a financial crisis, which would also affect US markets, there is no strong reason for a jump in gold prices, one analyst says.

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