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South Africa is held hostage to the toxic politics of the ANC

What a shame it is that even younger ANC leaders like Gigaba seem unable to imagine a politics beyond Zuma and the stagnation he represents.

Fiscal risks grow at alarming rate

Several events could derail the budget but it’s the failure of parastatals that could blow the ship totally out of the water

Mid-term budget: Gigaba brutally honest on economic woes

Revenue collection will fall R50.8-billion short of targets, while the budget deficit will widen to 4.3% of GDP.

Midterm budget: A balancing act for Gordhan as he tries to boost the economy

Pravin Gordhan has said he plans to reduce government spending, raise taxes and cut the budget deficit to 3.2 percent of GDP.

Budget speech: Tough times ahead, says finance minister

But Nhlanhla Nene assured South Africans during his medium-term budget speech that a better future could be created within an "affordable" framework.

Medium-term budget could herald dawn of austerity

Civil society and trade unions fear Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene's medium-term budget spells the beginning of austerity for South Africa.

Nene targets government cutbacks

Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene has made his priorities clear by slashing departmental expenditure and increasing health and education spend.

Will Parliament make Great Trek?

After several budgets, in which Pravin Gordhan threatened to be more austere, ministers will find themselves with less money to spend on luxuries.

Mid-term budget: Fat cuts pre-empt a leaner future

Not only has Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan tackled perks, he is looking at the cost of Parliament and what that means.

Pravin Gordhan’s 9 commandments (for wasteful ministers)

The revered minister of money Pravin Gordhan returned from the pulpit known as Parliament with nine commandments for his ministers.

Gordhan’s rhetorical commitment to school infrastructure

The allocation to school infrastructure in the mid-term budget is inadequate, writes David Macfarlane.

Fedusa’s mid-term budget wish list

The Federation of Unions of SA would like Pravin Gordhan's mid-term budget to focus on education and ensuring the super rich pay more tax.

Department misses green targets

Changes in procurement policy and a lack of staff and funds are blamed for dismal mid-year results.

Cut consumption, state told

The government has to effect a major shift in its spending if the economy is to grow meaningfully.

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Mpumalanga premier fined for attending Mthembu funeral without a mask

Refilwe Mtsweni-Tsipane goes into isolation and pledges to buy 1000 masks to show her ‘remorse’

R2.3bn VBS trial expected to only begin in 2022

The state is expected to request a 16 week-long trial, as delays stymie progress in the saga.

Eastern Cape citizens don’t have to visit the labour department for UIF

This measure, aimed at slowing the spread of Covid-19, may shortly be introduced in other regions.

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