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Financial sector increases its government debt to 22%

The banking sector will be in a vulnerable position if the national treasury does not stabilise its debt

Tito’s budget tries to boost economic growth and arrest debt

Government spending has reached a record 41.7% of GDP, and the budget deficit has widened from 5.7% in 2019 to an estimated 14%

The numbers don’t lie: Tito Mboweni must focus on the long game, experts say

Experts offer their advice about what Finance Minister Tito Mboweni should focus on in next week’s budget speech

Health experts call for a 20% hike in sugar tax

The levy has generated R5.4-billion in revenue since its inception two years ago, and an increase will help the fight against Covid-19

SIU to beef up security after investigators threatened during PPE probe

The Special Investigating Unit found that companies were awarded tenders despite not qualifying for the contracts.

Business closures increase in December, according to Stats SA data

Despite the government’s efforts to lessen the economic shock of the pandemic and the lockdown, businesses are struggling to keep their doors open

These are the vaccines South Africa could get

The government plans to vaccinate a minimum of 67% of the population (about 40-million people) to achieve herd immunity — when most of the population is resistant to an infectious disease — by the end of 2021.

Professionalising the state is the only way to develop infrastructure

With more talk than action, a lack of technical expertise is holding the government back from delivery and causing an exodus of engineers from the country

Sudan’s government gambles over fuel-subsidy cuts — and people pay the price

Economists question the manner in which the transitional government partially cut fuel subsidies

When politicians talk about ‘our people’, who are they referring to?

The same government that talks about being in service of ‘our people fails poor, black children whose only dream is to receive an education

Why anti-corruption campaigns are bad for democracy

Such campaigns can draw attention to the widespread presence of the very behaviour they are trying to stamp out — and subconsciously encourage people to view it as appropriate

Government misses the mark on the recovery plan

Government, labour, business and community have come up with a combined economic recovery plan amidst three others to help kickstart the economy. Some are new, while others are old and falter in not taking into account the ‘new normal’

Covidpreneurship: From corruption to rebuilding legitimacy and trust in our political leadership

High levels of corruption and low levels of trust go together; citizens need to use every available resource to hold government to account

Censorship, surveillance could be the biggest rights challenges post Covid-19

The impacts of these infringements could last well beyond the life of the Covid-19 pandemic

There are limits to what a capitalist government can do in this crisis

We need an entirely new way of doing things to put an end to poverty

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State’s failure to act leaves Mpumalanga community at land grabbers’ mercy

Mpumalanga land claimants have been failed by state organs, whose officials are not helping them to remove land invaders, despite a court order

Judicial committee orders Mogoeng to apologise for SA-Israel remarks

The JCC said that by the chief justice straying into politics, he breached the judicial conduct code and ordered him to issue an apology and retraction

‘Doctors’ wives’ jump Covid queue

Private doctors and civilians have been exploiting gaps in the public health system to get vaccinated

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