Budget 2014

Taxpayers will feel the squeeze

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

Latest

Stranded commuters say Ramaphosa’s rail promises ring hollow

Cape Town’s largest passenger rail line has been closed for months, hitting people’s pockets and adding to road traffic congestion

Focus on FW de Klerk distracted attention from the troubling state of the nation

Some political analysts say President Cyril Ramaphosa is taking too long to mend the country, others says it is the ANC itself that must be fixed

Eastern Cape MEC orders graft investigation after two workers killed at troubled district municipality

The killing of two council workers at the Amathole district municipality appears to be linked to tender fraud and corruption

Press Releases

Response to the report of the independent assessors

VUT welcomes the publishing of the report of the independent assessors to investigate concerns of poor governance, leadership, management, corruption and fraud at the university.

NWU student receives international award

Carol-Mari Schulz received the Bachelor of Health Sciences in Occupational Hygiene Top Achiever Award.

Academic programme resumes at all campuses

Lectures, practicals, seminars and tutorials will all resume today as per specific academic timetables.

Strategic social investments are a catalyst for social progress

Barloworld Mbewu enables beneficiaries to move away from dependence on grant funding

We all have a part to play to make South Africa work

Powering societal progress demands partnerships between all stakeholders

So you want to be a social entrepreneur?

Do the research first; it will save money and time later

Social entrepreneurship means business

Enterprises with a cause at their core might be exactly what our economy desperately needs

Looking inwards

Businesses are finding tangible ways to give back – but only because consumers demand it