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LISTEN: President Ramaphosa announces cabinet changes

David Mabuza has been named the new deputy president of South Africa as President Cyril Ramaphosa announced changes to his national executive in a televised address on Monday night. Ramaphosa made a host of changes to his Cabinet, including the appointment of Nhlanhla Nene as the new finance minister. Both Nene and Pravin Gordhan, who also makes a return to the Cabinet, have served as finance minister before.

LISTEN: Full speech - Budget 2018

Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba has announced an increase of 1 percentage point in the value-added tax (VAT) rate in the 2018 budget, raising it to 15% in the first adjustment to taxation on goods and services under the ANC government. Gigaba spoke of a new sense of “optimism‚ purpose and resolve”‚ due not only to the vision outlined last week by President Cyril Ramaphosa in his state of the nation address (Sona) but also to the positive prospects for economic growth and more robust consumer and investor confidence.

LISTEN: Full Speech - State of the Nation 2018

Cyril Ramaphosa delivered his first state of the nation address on Friday as the duly elected president of South Africa. Ramaphosa was sworn in as president on Thursday by Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng after Jacob Zuma resigned late on Wednesday during a televised address to the nation.

LISTEN: Full Statement - President Jacob Zuma resigns

President Jacob Zuma resigned as leader of South Africa on Wednesday evening during a televised address to the nation. "I resign as president of the republic with immediate effect," he said, "even though I disagree with the decision of the leadership of my organisation ... I have always been a disciplined member of the organisation."

Statement: ANC officially recalls President Jacob Zuma

The ANC has officially recalled President Jacob Zuma despite his pleas for an extended stay at the Union Buildings. In a press conference at Luthuli House on Tuesday, ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule confirmed that the party's officials had communicated its national executive committee's (NEC) decision to the president. 

Will Zuma deliver the State of the Nation address?

Just two days before the delivery of the 2018 State of the Nation the jury is still out as to whether President Zuma will deliver the speech or his deputy Cyril Ramaphosa. Will the ANC, despite their internal differences, allow Zuma to deliver what may be his farewell speech and wait for the no confidence vote in parliament? Or will action be taken and Zuma forced to step down before Thursday's address? Tiso Blackstar associate editor Ranjeni Munusamy speaks to BusinessLIVE editor and former editor of the Sunday Times Ray Hartley along with political editor of Business Day Natasha Marrian.

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