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Gatherings of 100 banned but Parliament will sit to pass budget

Parliamentary leaders are expected to meet this week to discuss the impact of restrictions on the work of the legislative branch of Government.

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

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

Tito has state’s wage bill in his cross hairs

Finance Minister sees a reduced wage bill as a key reform to get the state’s finances back on track

State budget short-changes victims of domestic violence

Funding for women's shelters is nowhere close to what is needed, as they can't pay their staff properly and have hardly enough money to even buy food.

Infographic: The medium-term budget at a glance

Economic growth is slower than expected, government debt is rising. Here’s what the new finance minister plans to do about it.

Economy still vulnerable despite big plans

Shared economic growth is dependent, amaong aother things, on European economic revival and strong and coherent leadership.

Nonparticipation hinders growth

Accelerated growth hinges on the state president giving the finance minister his full backing.

Budget might not drive shared growth

The debate on how South Africa's financial plans can promote a more equitable distribution of wealth continues.

Always there for you

This retail chain exemplifies how reputations are built in the corporate world.

Macro policies won’t solve job problem

It takes more than economic growth to bring about social inclusion and human development.

What the budget means to consumers

As usual the budget has to walk the fine line between meeting the needs of South Africans and finding the money to do so.

SA’s rising wage bill a cause for concern

South African's rising public wage bill may have serious implications for the country's ability to service its debt.

Budget to balance social needs with lower revenue

SA unveils a new budget on Wednesday that will aim to pull cash from stretched state coffers to back the president's promises to create jobs.

‘It’s going to be a tough budget to deal with’

The <i>Mail & Guardian</i> asked businesses in Rosebank, Johannesburg, what goodies they hope Pravin Gordhan has in his budget basket.

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ConCourt asked to rule that Zuma must testify for 10 days next year

It is Zondo's legal end game and will leave the former president, his supporters and those implicated in state capture to increasingly play fast and loose at imputing political motive to the commission

This is how the SIU catches crooks

Athandiwe Saba talked to the Special Investigating Unit’s Andy Mothibi about its caseload, including 1 000 Covid contracts

FNB dragged into bribery claims

Allegations of bribery against the bank’s chief executive, Jacques Celliers, thrown up in a separate court case

Press Releases

World Aids Day

Huge strides have been made, but the fight against HIV is far from over, and Covid-19 has disrupted testing and treatments

How to get the most money for your old iPhone towards a new one

Cash in your old iPhone to upgrade to a new one or get a reduced rate on your monthly contract from your service provider

Gender-Based Violence

In South Africa, women live in fear. It’s difficult to speak out against the patriarchal system, but many have done so, and continue to do so

POWER Business #OnTheMoney talks to Risenga Maluleke, South African Statistician-General

If Stats SA is to really have timely data that’s accurate and remains relevant then we need to make sure that the institution is strengthened

Dr Sumy Thomas: Deciphering the human puzzle, from the inside out

The Discovery Foundation MGH Fellowship Award recipient for 2020 will focus on internal medicine, particularly the endocrine system of patients affected by HIV

Touching lives through innovation

Africa has a high youth population that adapts to technology quickly, and this phenomenon is something which should be taken advantage of

Festive Reading

In The Whistleblowers, Mandy Wiener talks to a wide range of the people who have revealed corruption and malfeasance in government and business

Centre for Women & Gender Studies

The CWGS aims to resuscitate the histories of African women from all walks of life in an intellectual cleansing/ukuhlambulula of her story