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Editorial: SA will be bankrupted by looters

The chickens have finally come home to roost: if we do not end the looting, it will end us

Too broke for Mboweni to budget

The scramble to find cash for an SAA bailout, Covid-19 grants and civil servants’ demands force postponement of mini-budget

This time it’s different: African economies may not survive

Amid the headwinds created by the Covid-19 pandemic, it’s time the Aloe ferox, which survives in dry, harsh conditions, is nurtured — but the options are limited

IEC ready for elections despite budget and Covid setbacks

The Electoral Commission of South Africa said next year's local government elections will go ahead despite the pandemic as it has plans in place to keep employees and voters safe

Cartoon: Carlos on Mboweni’s budget

As with everything, terms and conditions apply

Didiza intervenes in ‘paralysed’ Ingonyama Trust Board

Labour disputes and withheld funding for noncompliance have rocked the board, which is supposed to administer about three million hectares on behalf of King Goodwill Zwelithini

Cooking the economy — a recipe for Tito Mboweni

It’s a recipe that should feed 58-million with a bit of pot-luck and an ample pinch of salt

The triumph of Trumponomics

The budget serves the interests of the rich and powerful and punts crumbs for the poor as meaningful advances

Resurrected taxman cometh

Tito Mboweni is plugging the revenue collection holes created by the former commissioner

Revenue collection a balancing act

Increases in indirect taxes such as adjustments to the fuel levy and increases on excise taxes on alcohol and tobacco products will raise R1.2-billion

State job cuts rev up unions

Analysts believe Moody’s will welcome the government’s intention to reduce the public sector wage bill

Eskom cliffhanger has SA on edge

Will Moody’s, won’t Moody’s? The country’s wellbeing depends on a viable turnabout plan

How state funds are sliced up

At R375-billion, education is the fastest-growing expense on the government’s bill

A necessary bitter aloe to swallow

Tito Mboweni’s budget could pit the ANC against significant members of its constituency

Mboweni’s Budget shows further erosion in SA’s fiscal strength — Moody’s

Moody's currently has South Africa's debt at Baa3 with a stable outlook, one notch above junk status

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Epic fail: Africa’s Fortnite battle

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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

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