- Budget 2013: Gordhan exposes the limits of the fiscus
The "fiscal space" built up during the austere Gear period and in the boom years between 2003 and 2008 is all used up, and then some.
- Budget 2013: We're not on the brink of austerity (yet)
Gordhan says the challenge now is to grow the economy and widen the tax base to raise revenue.
- Budget 2013: Pachydermal Nkandla conspicuously absent
Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan failed to mention a single word about the R206-million spent on President Jacob Zuma's residence at Nkandla.
- Budget 2013: Garnishments draw Pravin's ire
Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan has once again expressed deep concern about the level of consumer debt in the country.
- Budget 2013: Tax and compliance tightened up for corporates
Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan will be seeking to increase tax revenue received from the corporate sector this financial year.
- There are now better reasons to save for retirement
New laws will be introduced this year to regulate the retirement industry, as part of the government's plan to encourage South Africans to save.
- Gordhan ups his social spending
But rating agencies, which have downgraded SA, are afraid that he's letting unrest dictate policy.
- DA calls Gordhan's speech out on lack of solutions
The Democratic Alliance have welcomed Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan’s conservative 2013/14 budget but criticised it for lacking detail.
- Gordhan urges state to get with the programme
There was one clear message emanating from Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan's 2013 budget to the government: get with the programme.
- Budget 2013: Business welcomes Gordhan's plans
The business sector has mostly responded positively to the budget announced by Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan in Parliament.