Budget 2016

Key numbers to watch out for in today’s midterm budget

The heat will be on South African Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan when he delivers his mid-term budget.

Gordhan faces test of resolve as he delivers budget amid charges and #FeesMustFall

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan’s resolve to maintain fiscal discipline and avoid a junk credit rating is facing a severe test.

DA bemoans Gordhan’s absence from budget debate

MPs from the Democratic Alliance were not impressed that the finance minister decided to pursue overseas investors instead of attending the debate.

Rand takes massive hit as Sars wars heat up

The rand has taken a major step back, which analysts attribute to the growing tensions between President Jacob Zuma and Pravin Gordhan.

Budget 2016: New amnesty for tax dodgers with offshore assets

Non-compliant taxpayers have an opportunity to voluntarily disclose their offshore assets and income to Sars - or else face the full force of the law.

NHI funding details absent from budget speech

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan has not yet revealed how the government will fund its National Insurance scheme.

Political parties react to Gordhan’s budget speech

“Pragmatic”, “interesting”, “praise-worthy” and “disappointing” have all been used to describe the finance minister's 2016 budget speech.

Budget 2016: Gordhan’s nifty political footwork may not be enough

Cutting the bloated public service wage bill is critically important, but it is sure to be unpopular with the ANC's powerful labour allies.

The grim face of local government

The poor suffer most as councils buckle under the weight of leaky sewers, debt and rank ineptitude.

Quick-fix highs help cushion budget lows

Tax burdens – even for the rich – may have eased, but inflation will step in to spoil the party.

Editorial: Is this the Zupta-proof budget?

Pravin Gordhan has warned in this budget that South Africa is at risk of becoming a “kleptocracy” if there is no improvement in business ethics.

Can Pravin Gordhan’s grand vision be implemented?

The finance minister's budget plan is ambitious, but government has lost its legitimacy and restoring faith in the state will be no easy feat.

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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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.