Budget 2015

Nene falls in with big business

With additional pressures on the poor, judgment day could be approaching faster.

Nene hits public sector pay

The minister's intentions to contain expenditure may be undermined by strikes in the civil service.

In for a penny, in for a pounding

Although the individual increases are not large, they add up to a real squeeze.

Living on a beggar’s budget

Unemployed people are slipping through the cracks because most of the country's money is locked up in the financial sector.

Fracking in Karoo gets a R108m injection

The department of science and technology saw its budget increase steadily since its formation in 2002.

Infrastructure spend aims to boost growth and jobs

The construction of an R19-billion new railway link to Swaziland is in the concept stage.

Power crisis will curtail economy

Mining and manufacturing will be worst affected because of their high-intensity electricity usage.

Electricity crisis sparks shift to low-energy sectors

Any hope for better economic growth in the short term would have to be in industries less affected by the energy crisis, said the minister.

Drip-feed won’t solve water crisis

The true amount being spent on water usage is obscured by the fractured nature of its provision.

Nene skimps on details of assets sale

The minister proposes a temporary increase in the electricity levy but few believe it will end.

Mixed reactions to 2015 budget

While some such as the RAF and Tisa have welcomed Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene's new budget plans, others are not so happy.

Parastatals weigh on SA’s future

The financial health of the country’s parastatals is so important that the budget review document has a new chapter dedicated to it.

Press Releases

South Africans unsure of what to expect in 2020

Almost half (49%) of South Africans, 15 years and older, agree or strongly agree that they view 2020 with optimism.

KZN teacher educators jet off to Columbia University

A group of academics were selected as participants of the programme focused on PhD completion, mobility, supervision capacity development and the generation of high-impact research.

New-style star accretion bursts dazzle astronomers

Associate Professor James O Chibueze and Dr SP van den Heever are part of an international team of astronomers studying the G358-MM1 high-mass protostar.

2020 risk outlook: Use GRC to build resilience

GRC activities can be used profitably to develop an integrated risk picture and response, says ContinuitySA.

MTN voted best mobile network

An independent report found MTN to be the best mobile network in SA in the fourth quarter of 2019.

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Is your tertiary institution accredited?

Rosebank College is an educational brand of The Independent Institute of Education, which is registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training.

VUT chancellor, Dr Xolani Mkhwanazi, dies

The university conferred the degree of Doctor of Science Honoris Causa on Dr Xolani Mkhwanazi for his outstanding leadership contributions to maths and science education development.