Latest articles on Budget 2018

Ekurhuleni commits to pro-poor agenda with progressive budget

The budget was informed by the views of the residents

Cosatu ready for war over VAT hike

Besides wanting more goods to be zero-rated, the federation is upping public sector wage demands

‘Imali yeqolo’: Really, Gigaba? Women fall pregnant to get child support grants?

Gender activists are outraged by the former finance minister’s side comments on government grants during his budget speech.

EDITORIAL: Good budget or bad, together we can do more

​Malusi Gigaba should be given a role in Generations or the like — something with a part for a stylish smoothie. He certainly is a good actor.

A case of talk left, budget right

Let’s not fool ourselves: this is not a budget that’s friendly to the poor or the vulnerable

The Ronald McDonald socks aside…How serious is Cyril about South Africans’ health?

The new commander-in-chief has made promises, but how likely is he to deliver?

No, minister. Increasing VAT was avoidable

Instead of hitting low earners hard, the budget should have raised wealth and corporate taxes

Fallists ponder sustainable higher education

Although analysts and activists agree that fee-free higher education is a milestone achievement, they’ve raised concerns about the future

How to fill an a-hole’s budget hole

'And, don’t worry, Malusi Gigaba, our finance minister, has a plan — or at least we hope he does'

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Ebrahim Patel MIA as the South African National Accreditation System battles its board

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Back in time to meals on wheels

Cape Town’s oldest roadhouse is hoping to make a comeback during the coronavirus lockdown. Nostalgia is the biggest seller

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Full-time Johannesburg-based CEO required for HI HOPES

An entrepreneurial, business-minded, impact-driven individual is sought to lead the organisation as it looks to scale and grow

Balwin properties and Absa launch South Africa’s first green home loan

Balwin Properties’ Edge registration of over 16 000 units was a global first, covering more homes than any single property developer in the world to date

Young professional gets a career boost from PSETA

SAICA makes ongoing efforts to encourage the professionalisation of financial offices in private and public sector organisations

Colgate-Palmolive South Africa donates one million bars of soap

The combination of limited access to quality soap and a lack of knowledge of how to properly wash hands is a challenge in many vulnerable communities

Cheque value bundles – real value

Most people do not pay much attention to what bank account they have and whether or not it is suited to their daily realities

Absa Rewards puts cash in your pocket

In addition to the cash benefits, you will receive special offers and exclusive deals from selected Absa Rewards partners

Municipal audit outcomes reveal public sector financial management must be professionalised

SAICA calls for a review of the mandatory minimum skills and qualifications required for all key financial management positions within the public sector

Eleven ways to protect yourself against fraud

While financial services firms work continuously to improve security, fraudsters are always devising new plans to circumvent the latest safety measures

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