The SA Institute of Chartered Accountants has proposed that Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan introduce changes for taxpayers in his budget speech.
The DA is calling for a probe into the mineral resources department following its handling of "the mineral rights debacle involving Kumba and ICT".
The president is likely to focus on the need for South Africa to move decisively on programmes and policies that have served the country well so far.
The ANC Youth League has called on government to place a moratorium on salary increases for all public representatives for the next three years.
Liberty Corporate's Willem Loots says it's critical that government's retirement reforms be structured in a sustainable way.
An increasing number of home buyers these days are single and there are some special considerations for such buyers to take into account.
Government says Cabinet's January lekgotla, which will form the basis of the president's state of the nation speech, is due to begin on January 17.
Eskom says the performance of the country's power system has improved since Monday, with the parastatal saying it would continue to be on alert.
Fedusa says it is worried that Ethe high risk of power outages announced by Eskom could affect households and businesses for the rest of the month.
The ANC has confirmed that a total of 46 sitting heads of state will attend its weekend centenary celebrations in Mangaung in the Free State.