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.

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.

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.

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.


Democracy will flounder sans Stats SA

As the government bails out state-owned entities, it is leaving a hole in the budget of the agency tasked with telling us what South Africa looks like — one that is crucial to government decisions

The Facebook group taking on South Africa’s white right

Online battle over the ‘white genocide’ narrative on social media has dangerous real-world consequences

Trolley tender causes Acsa eruption

Stolen contract exposes rift in the senior ranks at the state airport’s management companies

Press Releases

Scatec Solar begins another Upington project

SPONSORED Scatec Solar and partners have once again grid connected in the ZF Mgcawu District, and started early...

Over R400-m given to businesses since launch of three-minute overdraft

The 3-minute overdraft radically reduces the time it takes for businesses to have their working capital needs met

Tourism can push Africa onto a new path – minister

The continent is fast becoming a dynamic sought-after tourist destination

South Africa’s education system is broken and unequal, and must be fixed without further delay

The Amnesty International report found that the South African government continues to miss its own education upgrading targets

Business travel industry generates billions

Meetings Africa is ready to take advantage of this lucrative opportunity

Conferences connect people to ideas

The World Expo and Meetings Africa are all about stimulating innovation – and income