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Seán Mfundza Muller

Seán Mfundza Muller

    Budget 2018: First steps towards a recovery, but at what cost?
    Budget 2018: First steps towards a recovery, but at what cost?
    The 2018 budget, presented by Finance...
    Free higher education in South Africa: Cutting through the lies and statistics
    Free higher education in South Africa: Cutting through the lies and statistics
    Public discussion about higher education funding in South Africa has been beset by numerous fictions and misunderstandings since the Fees Must Fall...
    JZ’s fees plan ‘reckless, regressive’
    JZ’s fees plan ‘reckless, regressive’
    The presidency’s announcement on Saturday of fee-free education for some students is bad practice and bad policy. The proposal will not help...
    What the hijacking of South Africa's Treasury means for the economy
    What the hijacking of South Africa's Treasury means for the economy
    South Africa has been rocked by news that...
    SA needs to sober up to save itself from sickly SEOs
    SA needs to sober up to save itself from sickly SEOs
    The South African government is said to be seriously considering selling its stake in telecommunication firm, Telkom, in order to...
    Explainer: Why amendments to SA’s ‘Money Bills Act’ matter
    Explainer: Why amendments to SA’s ‘Money Bills Act’ matter
    South Africa’s public finances may be in their worst state since the first democratic elections in 1994. One source of these woes was the 2008...
    Why Brian Molefe's return to Eskom can't be justified
    Why Brian Molefe's return to Eskom can't be justified
    The return of Brian Molefe as chief...
    South Africa has lost a key line of defence against corruption. What now?
    South Africa has lost a key line of defence against corruption. What now?
    South Africa’s currency and bond markets
    Explainer: the nitty-gritty of the annual budget
    Explainer: the nitty-gritty of the annual budget
    Government budgets across the world are often delivered with some fanfare. South Africa is no exception. In February every year the minister of...
    Why Parliament's public finance watchdog failed its mandate on nuclear
    Why Parliament's public finance watchdog failed its mandate on nuclear
    South Africa’s Parliamentary Budget Office (for which I worked from 2014 to 2016) is a largely unknown but important institution. It was established...