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We will find resources to ensure the Zondo commission completes its work — Lamola

Justice Minister Ronald Lamola says his department will ensure the state capture commission is afforded the financial resources to complete its work, despite the treasury’s uncertainty

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

Come what may, the UIF will pay

The fund – the main safety net for unemployed workers – will run at an almost R20-billion deficit

Zuma’s long walk to the dock

It’s taken 17 years for the former president to stand trial for allegedly taking bribes. Expect more prevarication at his 17 May court date

Corporate tax cut will be revenue neutral — Momoniat

The surprise 1% reduction will result in a wider, more compliant corporate tax base, according to Ismail Momoniat

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%

Mboweni says no more Zondo funding as court extends commission’s lifespan

The finance minister suggests money should be found from the cash-strapped justice department

Carlos on Mboweni’s piñata of pain

Something has to give Mr Mboweni

Snip, snip: Mboweni eyes wage bill, other future spending cuts

Last year, the finance minister noted that increased government spending has failed to promote growth over the past decade

Budget: Mboweni pegs recovery hopes on vaccine efficacy, lower public wage increases

The treasury forecasts 3.3% growth, but warns this will fall to 1.6% if the fledgeling vaccination programme fails to stem successive Covid waves

READ IT IN FULL: Mboweni’s 2021 budget speech

Read the finance minister's address on the budget for 2021

Stop squeezing the middle class

As we prepare to listen to another tough budget speech, it is time to recognise the vital but neglected role played by this strata in modern South Africa

The budget-balancing act takes centre stage

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni has the difficult task of kick-starting a stalled economy while also cutting on spending

Dreams of Covid recovery dashed by rising unemployment

According to Statistics South Africa, the unemployment rate reached 32.5% in the last months of 2020 — the highest since the quarterly labour-force survey began

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

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We will find resources to ensure the Zondo commission completes its work — Lamola

Justice Minister Ronald Lamola says his department will ensure the state capture commission is afforded the financial resources to complete its work, despite the treasury’s uncertainty

Tobacco industry calls Dlamini-Zuma’s bid to appeal ban a costly folly

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