Budget 2015

 
Nene falls in with big business
Nene falls in with big business
Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene bent over backwards to meet the demands of big business, bank economists and the ultra rich – and not to answer...
Nene hits public sector pay
Nene hits public sector pay
Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene is determined to curb public sector wages. But economists are concerned about the government's ability to meet the...
Fracking in Karoo gets a R108m injection
Fracking in Karoo gets a R108m injection
The R108-million investment in shale gas research, announced in Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene's budget speech, was "positive" and showed "government...
In for a penny, in for a pounding
In for a penny, in for a pounding
From personal income tax to fuel levies, sin taxes to social grants, this year's budget has something for everyone. This is how the 2015 budget will...
Infrastructure spend aims to boost growth and jobs
Infrastructure spend aims to boost growth and jobs
As a percentage of the gross domestic product, government spending on economic infrastructure is at its highest level in 25 years. Once again the...
Electricity crisis sparks shift to low-energy sectors
Electricity crisis sparks shift to low-energy sectors
The electricity constraints are expected to hit the manufacturing and mining sectors hard, and the government is turning its focus to less energy...
Drip-feed won't solve water crisis
Drip-feed won't solve water crisis
Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene used the word "water" five times in his budget speech. Two of the references were to the successes and failures in...
Nene skimps on details of assets sale
Nene skimps on details of assets sale
Newbie Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene has managed to hold the line on embattled power utility Eskom for now, despite its rampant costs resulting...
Living on a beggar's budget
Living on a beggar's budget
While Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene delivered his budget speech in Parliament on Wednesday afternoon, Chenai Mpereki (33) and her four-year-old boy...
Parastatals weigh on SA's future
Parastatals weigh on SA's future
Future bailouts for and guarantees required by the parastatals are one of three key threats to South Africa’s fiscal future, according to the...
Novice Nene in political frying pan
Novice Nene in political frying pan
Nhlanhla Nene's budget speech offered no trade-offs or promises of better times. Instead, he implored South Africans to work together in battening...
Editorial: Taxpayers bear the burden
Editorial: Taxpayers bear the burden
In his maiden budget, Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene has done a fair job of trying to balance competing interests while fighting off requests from...

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