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‘Don’t be afraid of fresh ideas’

The finance minister has found money for the Covid crisis, but the cupboard is bare and he warns that a fiscal crisis is possible in 2024

We must stamp out illicit trade to boost the fiscus

The fiscus loses millions each day because of illicit trade. Sars can’t tackle this problem alone: it is up to all citizens to play their part

Coronavirus and the economy: We didn’t prepare for tough times

South Africa was well-placed for the 2008 crisis. But R3.18-trillion debt and low growth hamper its ability to limit the economic effects of Covid-19

Ramaphosa says recession announcement is ‘not a surprise’

President warns of tougher economic times ahead as the world’s leaders plan for a global economic slowdown

Graphic: 2020 estimates of national expenditure

See how much each department has been given as their slice of the pie by Finance Minister Tito Mboweni

State can’t yet afford wealth fund

Despite the government’s announcement of a R30-billion sovereign wealth fund, analysts are questioning its utility in a time of increasing debt

Budget 2020: Sympathy for Mboweni from opposition as Cosatu rattles sabers

Political parties want more details on SOE bailouts, wage cutbacks

Budget 2020 — Tito squares up to unions with wage cuts

Finance minister warns “we cannot have all things we want at the same time” and tables cuts in things like the public wage bill in a R1.84 trillion budget

Ratings agencies might give SA a ‘klap’ — Mboweni

Finance minister warns that government’s increased debt could mean ratings agencies downgrade the country’s credit worthiness to junk

READ IT IN FULL: Mboweni’s budget speech

Here is the finance minister's address on the 2020 budget

LIVE BLOG: Fin Min Tito Mboweni presents the 2020 budget

The budget is usually scheduled for the second-last Wednesday in February, and the ratings agencies deliver their decisions after assessing the country’s plans for the fiscal year ahead

LIVESTREAM: Mboweni delivers budget speech

Watch: The finance minister delivers the budget less than two weeks after the president's state of the nation address

Dan Matjila’s grand plans to save Eskom

The former PIC chief muses over PIC debt-for-equity, privatisation and selling off power stations

Moody’s axe likely to fall on ordinary South Africans

The ratings agency is scheduled to announce its decision on a possible downgrade of SA credit worthiness on March 27

Mboweni faces taxing decisions

The finance minister must tread a tightrope to fix the economy as he prepares for next week’s budget speech

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Q&A Sessions: ‘My north star is the patient’

Rhulani Nhlaniki is Pfizer’s cluster lead for sub-Saharan Africa. As Pfizer starts phase III of the clinical trial of their Covid-19 vaccine candidate, he tells Malaikah Bophela that if it is successful, the company will ensure the vaccine will be available to everyone who needs it

Murder of anti-mining activist emboldens KZN community

Mam’Ntshangase was described as a fierce critic of mining and ambassador for land rights.

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Transport Month

An infrastructure-led recovery will help to stimulate demand in the South African economy, which is vital post the Covid-19 pandemic

Limpopo’s Economic Recovery Plan to fight Covid-19 impact

Billions have been set aside to help farmers and industries get back on their feet as part of the Limpopo Socio-Economic Recovery Plan

Disrupt the corrupt

Whistle-blowers should be seen as real heroes in the fight against corruption and we need a change in culture for this to happen

Corporates: A force for good for a sustainable future

In order to see people and nature thrive what is required is a strong focus on partnerships – we cannot act alone anymore

Combatting wildlife crime in Southern Africa activity annual programme statement (APS) No. 04

Concept papers are sought for implementating activities, for a multi-faceted programme that aims to reduce poaching and illegal trade in wildlife

The financial decisions made during your life journey, and their impact on your retirement outcome

The longer you save towards retirement the larger your retirement savings are expected to be due to the effect of compounding interest

In conversation with SA Reserve Bank Governer, Lesetja Kganyago

'Make interest rates zero and inflation goes up and then people save less – we need savings to fund investment in this country'

Secure your business from cyber threats

Many business-grade security systems now have built-in learning systems and AI to help businesses stay up to date with protection

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