Treasury

2019 budget policy statement: Debt, debt, debt

Eskom and weaker growth play havoc on the public purse

Light at the end of Eskom tunnel?

The treasury has mooted selling the utility’s coal-fired stations, but this doesn’t mean privatisation

IMF bailout not wise – or needed

Despite the depressing economic climate, South Africa can avoid the debt trap and foreign investors can easily access its markets

Cooking the economy — a recipe for Tito Mboweni

It’s a recipe that should feed 58-million with a bit of pot-luck and an ample pinch of salt

Treasury widens SA’s tax net

Despite outrage over its planned ‘expat tax’ amendments, the state says closing the personal income loophole is in line with international practice

Eskom: The abyss just gets deeper

South Africa’s power utility has become a bottomless pit of expenses; it’s debatable whether it can feasibly ever be saved

Zondo grants Van Rooyen leave to cross-examine Fuzile

During his testimony in 2018, former treasury director general said Van Rooyen arrived at treasury with a "pre-appointed adviser" in Mohamed Bobat

Eskom ‘misled’ treasury over multi-billion rand Gupta contract

According to testimony before the Zondo commission, Eskom appears to have misled treasury about the quality of coal from a Gupta-owned coal mine

Revenue collection a balancing act

Increases in indirect taxes such as adjustments to the fuel levy and increases on excise taxes on alcohol and tobacco products will raise R1.2-billion

Mkhwebane takes on Mboweni over treasury DG remarks

Earlier on Wednesday, Mboweni said he had full confidence in Mogajane, despite a remedial action by Mkhwebane to have Mogajane disciplined

NeneGate: The financial cost of political uncertainty

According to national treasury economist Catherine MacLeod, the axing of Nhlanhla Nene as finance minister had long-lasting effects on the economy

Zondo commission: Treasury witnesses to reveal cost of state capture

Treasury economist Catherine MacLeod will take the stand on Tuesday

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