Latest articles on Budget 2014

Taxpayers will feel the squeeze

Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene has warned that changes to the tax policy will be presented next year.

M&G analysis: 2014 Budget speech

The M&G’s business desk discusses Pravin Gordhan’s Budget – reading between the lines and analysing what it means for the average South African.

Budget 2014: Tax incentive scheme highlights Cosatu, Numsa feud

Cosatu has cautiously welcomed Minister Pravin Gordhan's budget speech, while Numsa reiterated its rejection of the employment tax incentive scheme.

Budget: Who got which piece of the pie?

From education receiving the largest individual allocation to the social security increase, we look at how the R1.25-trillion budget has been divvied.

Gordhan’s ‘balanced’ budget leaves some disappointed

Analysts are positive about Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan's fifth budget. There is concern however that the good news can easily turn sour.

Budget 2014: Gordhan dangles carrots for voters

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan walked a tightrope between electioneering and a market-friendly budget thanks in this year's speech.

Despite global pressures, budget spending is kept on target

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan has delivered a budget that sticks resolutely to the government's spending ceiling.

Health services too sick to mention

Activists says Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan misrepresented the true state of the country's health in his budget speech.

Relief at delay of carbon tax in 2014 budget

South African industries breathed a sigh of relief as treasury decided to delay the implementation of the proposed carbon tax to 2016.

‘Disappointing’ budget leaves little room for health boost

The Rural Health Advocacy Project says the budget was "disappointing" as it does not make provision for improvements in healthcare service delivery.

Budget: Eskom, Transnet, Sanral expected to spend R382bn

Capital expenditure by major state-owned companies has been projected to reach R381.9-billion over the next three years, says the national treasury.

Budget: Increase in bursary funds may avert more student protests

Treasury will increase funds to the National Student Financial Aid Scheme, which is likely to help more than 500 000 students per year.

Carbon tax delayed, fracking favoured in Gordhan’s Budget

The 2014 Budget has delayed the carbon tax, punted shale gas, budgeted for more independent energy, and asked that mines help fix acid mine drainage.

Budget: We have heard your pleas, says Gordhan

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan's final Budget speech before elections in May is a masterplan to please the masses.

‘The people’s alternative budget speech 2014’

The Budget and Expenditure Monitoring Forum, and the Call for Budget Justice imagined what they would say if they were the minister of finance.

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Traditional healers need new spaces

Proper facilities supported by well-researched cultural principles will go a long way to improving the image and perception of the practice of traditional medicine

Limpopo big-game farmer accused of constant harassment

A family’s struggle against alleged intimidation and failure to act by the authorities mirrors the daily challenges farm dwellers face

Zondo tightens his grip with criminal complaint against Zuma

The state capture commission’s star witness now faces a criminal complaint and another summons

Press Releases

Western Cape SMBs look to technology to get them through pandemic

Many companies have over-capitalised on IT infrastructure in the past, and are looking for ways to access simpler, cheaper technology that cuts their costs

Land reform still a hot potato

The land has got to belong to all the people of South Africa, and many believe that there’s no other mechanism for that except expropriation

UP chemical pathology scientists develop ground-breaking nanobodies for Covid-19 detection and therapy

Nanobodies are smaller than conventional antibodies and easier to work with so they are ideal for good cheap sensitive rapid tests for Covid-19

Inclusion as learned experience in higher education

Understanding the complexity of intersections between oppressions relating to race and gender is key to any commitment to creating a culture of inclusion and social justice

Local government in crisis: how it can be fixed

Local governments are supposed to promote non-racial development, in a decentralised manner, but the reality does not match up

Covid-19 accelerates adoption of technology by the African property sector

It’s not the technology itself that is valuable, it’s the opportunities that it creates: this may be the perfect time for reinvention


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