Wise legal opinion says this case is going to be very difficult for the NPA to win.— Stephen Grootes
Everybody loses, but the poor is harmed disproportionately.— Goolam Ballim
The reality is that he’s a suspect in a criminal probe.— Ralph Mathekga
The National Prosecuting Authority has formally issued a summons for Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan.
The rand gained more than all other EM currencies so far this year (bar the Mexican peso).
However, within minutes of the NPA moving on Gordhan it fell by 3%.
The decision to prosecute Gordhan, supposedly for approving an R1.1 million early-retirement package, wiped nearly R50 billion off the JSE’s banking index.
Will President Jacob Zuma fire Gordhan?
The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield posed that question to Ralph Mathekga, Head of Political Economy at Mapungubwe Institute for Strategic Reflection.
Whitfield also interviewed Standard Bank Chief Economist Goolam Ballim about the economic ramifications of such a move.
He also spoke to The Midday Report's Stephen Grootes, who broke the story.
Scroll down for more quotes from the audio below.
Shaun Abrahams has a credibility problem.— Stephen Grootes
This is all about the political dynamics in the ANC.— Stephen Grootes
Remarkably, the rand has depreciated quite modestly for the risk South Africa is facing.— Goolam Ballim
The probability of a downgrade has elevated.— Goolam Ballim
In the last couple of minutes we’ve seen the currency slip another 10 cents.— Goolam Ballim
I have no doubt that many analysts will review their forecasts for 2017 with a lower bias.— Goolam Ballim
A downgrade will compromise South Africa’s jobs market by at least 200 000 formal sector positions.— Goolam Ballim
It’s not OK for the president to fight off the charges against him.— Ralph Mathekga
The Presidency says it values open dialogue, but that it must take place “within the bounds of human decency and decorum".
We live in “interesting” times. Bruce Whitfield interviews Galileo Capital Personal Financial Advisor Warren Ingram.
"Zuma must go. When you are the president who literally laughs off any suggestions that government be held to a higher standard…"
Bruce Whitfield interviews the Minister and Lumkile Mondi, a lecturer at the Wits School of Economics and Business Science.
Treasury wants legislation to help it keep tabs on individuals in positions of power in the public and private sectors.
It’s make or break time. The next three years will determine if South Africa succeeds or fails in the long term, argues Calland.
You have until 28 February to challenge NSFAS funding rejection but callers say they've been rejected with no proper explanation.
Property management company PayProp argues that Airbnb has driven down rental availability and driven up rental prices in the CBD.
Financial journalists Duma Gqubule and Sikhonathi Mantshantsha debate Brian Molefe's eligibility to head National Treasury.
Ex-Eskom boss Brian Molefe called it quits last year after his implication in the state capture report and is now headed to Parly.
Water wasters, beware! The Cape Town Mayor has had enough of you. And she’ll tell you in your face…
Bruce Whitfield interviews Debbie Goodman-Bhyat, author of “INtheFLOW – Taking Mindfulness to Work”.
These are the emergency numbers you should have on your cellphone and this is what you must understand about how they work.