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State’s wage freeze sparks apoplexy

Public sector unions have cried foul over the government’s plan to freeze wages for three years and have vowed to fight back.

Tax, wage bill, debt, pandemic: Mboweni’s tightrope budget policy statement

The finance minister has to close the jaws of the hippo and he’s likely to do this by tightening the country’s belt, again.

SAA in talks to recoup R350-million in blocked funds from Zimbabwe

The cash-strapped national carrier is in the process of recouping its blocked funds from Zimbabwe, which could go towards financing the airline’s business rescue plan

Ramaphosa bets big on infrastructure to boost economy

Sona was a mixed bag but there were some meaningful announcements

SA escapes Moody’s junk guillotine — for now

South Africa's credit rating outlook is revised from stable to negative, but not downgraded to junk status at this stage

2019 budget policy statement: Debt, debt, debt

Eskom and weaker growth play havoc on the public purse

LIVESTREAM: Mboweni presents the medium-term budget policy statement

Mboweni's medium-term budget policy statement will likely make crisis management a focal point

Will Moody’s downgrade Mboweni?

The finance minister's medium-term budget policy statement on Wednesday will be watched like it is the main event

Brexit-type clock ticks for Eskom

There are competing ideas about how to save the power utility, but it is time for decisions

Budget: It just keeps getting harder to balance state books

Finance minister faces an unprecedented task in delivering this year’s budget – given a deteriorating economic backdrop and an ongoing crisis at Eskom

Maiden Mboweni budget confirmed for Feb 20

Mboweni delivered the Medium Term Budget Policy Statement in October, a couple of weeks after Nhlanhla Nene resigned from the position

MTBPS catches markets off-guard

Key assumptions made in the 2018 February budget were revised as the treasury took account of shrinking economic growth

Editorial: At last, dignity for women

'This week, South Africans overcame in some ways the silence and shame tied to menstruation'

Sars to pay R20-billion owed in VAT refunds

The 1% VAT increase had cushioned the revenue shortfall in 2018, because it brought in roughly the same amount as the R20-billion VAT refunds.

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