Tag Archives | David Maynier

BOKAMOSO | Vrede Dairy Farm: A corruption crime scene

Last week I visited the Estina dairy farm in the tiny town of Vrede in the Free State. This picturesque rural setting has in recent weeks been exposed as the scene of a crime that has enraged the nation and shocked us all awake to the reality of corruption. It has also introduced us to…

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National Treasury’s search for a new Director-General must be Gupta proof

The Director-General of National Treasury, Lungisa Fuzile, who was central to the fight against state capture, looting and big spending, retires today after twenty years of service at National Treasury. The process to replace him is reportedly already well underway with more than thirty applications having been received, including some applications from internal candidates within…

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“Malikanegate”: Time to fire Professor Chris Malikane immediately!

The Minister of Finance, Malusi Gigaba, must now act decisively and fire his economic advisor, Professor Chris Malikane, for suggesting that people “take up arms” to achieve “radical economic transformation” in South Africa. The minister says that Professor Chris Malikane has been “reined in” and told to “keep quiet”. But Professor Chris Malikane says the…

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There is now a risk Malusi Gigaba may delay the implementation of the Fica Bill

There is now a risk that the Minister of Finance, Malusi Gigaba, may delay the implementation of the Financial Intelligence Centre Amendment Bill [B33D-2015], which is one of the most important legislative weapons in the fight against corruption in South Africa. The Financial Intelligence Centre Amendment Bill provides for the ongoing monitoring of the business…

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President Jacob Zuma’s handling of the finance ministers’ recall is a monumental shambles that is damaging the economy in SA

Roughly twenty-four hours ago President Jacob Zuma announced he had instructed the Minister of Finance, Pravin Gordhan, together with the Deputy Minister of Finance, Mcebisi Jonas, to cancel their international investor roadshow and return immediately to South Africa. The fact is that this bizarre instruction, cancelling the international investor roadshow without any explanation, is turning…

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President Jacob Zuma must explain the bizarre recall of Pravin Gordhan

The fact that President Jacob Zuma has instructed the Minister of Finance, Pravin Gordhan, together with the Deputy Minister of Finance, Mcebisi Jonas, to cancel their international investor roadshow and return to the country immediately is a major setback for the economy in South Africa. The instruction to cancel the international investor roadshow without explanation…

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We need a super committee on inclusive economic growth in Parliament

Note to editors: The following speech was delivered in Parliament today by the DA’s Shadow Minister of Finance, David Maynier MP, during the debate on the Fiscal Framework 2017. 1. Introduction Two weeks ago, the Minister of Finance, Pravin Gordhan, tabled the main budget in this Parliament with both hands tied behind his back and…

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