Daily Archives: October 12, 2016

South Africa has been shaken by news that the country’s respected finance minister Pravin Gordhan is facing fraud charges in what appears to be the latest episode in a power struggle with President Jacob Zuma and his allies. Many suspect the charges are trumped up and designed to give Mr Zuma total control of the levers of power. Ben Hall discusses what happens next with Joseph Cotterill and Andrew England


South Africa’s finance minister Pravin Gordhan has been summoned to a court on fraud charges. The charges relate to his time at the head of the South African Revenue Service, but many observers believe the investigation is politically-motivated. Lionel Barber, FT editor, interviewed Mr Gordhan earlier this month about the allegations, the economy and the state of democracy in South Africa


The rise of the gender-neutral toilet in the workplace is not an entirely good thing, says Lucy Kellaway