Medium Term Budget Policy Statement

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.

Tough talk but SOEs score again

The finance minister has opened the door to decisions that may have serious ramifications for state businesses

Latest

Coronavirus: South Africa will evacuate citizens from Wuhan

The government is expected to evacuate citizens from Wuhan, where the coronavirus outbreak originated

Primedia CEO Essack leaves following internal battles

Omar Essack leaves the 702 and 94.7 owners after a protracted standoff with the board

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

Press Releases

Over R400-m given to businesses since launch of three-minute overdraft

The 3-minute overdraft radically reduces the time it takes for businesses to have their working capital needs met

Tourism can push Africa onto a new path – minister

The continent is fast becoming a dynamic sought-after tourist destination

South Africa’s education system is broken and unequal, and must be fixed without further delay

The Amnesty International report found that the South African government continues to miss its own education upgrading targets

Business travel industry generates billions

Meetings Africa is ready to take advantage of this lucrative opportunity

Conferences connect people to ideas

The World Expo and Meetings Africa are all about stimulating innovation – and income

SAB Zenzele Kabili B-BBEE share scheme

New scheme to be launched following the biggest B-BBEE FMCG payout in South Africa’s history

Digging deep

Automation is unstoppable, but if we're strategic about its implementation, it presents major opportunities

TFSAs are the gymnasts of the retirement savings world

The idea is to get South Africans to save, but it's best to do your research first to find out if a TFSA is really suited to your needs