When taxes are raised, perhaps in the next two to four years, some analysts say, personal income tax could bear the brunt. Picture: GALLO IMAGES
When taxes are raised, perhaps in the next two to four years, some analysts say, personal income tax could bear the brunt. Picture: GALLO IMAGES

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Eskom has had 12 CEOs, six chairs, 60 directors and 30 executives over the past decade, at a cost of R514m in salaries and bonuses.

In Wednesday's budget, Eskom received a massive bailout of R150bn over the next 10 years.


In my opinion

Matters of debate

“No budget speech will tell you that South African citizens are among the most taxed in the world. Telling people how much they pay for the little they get is not a known political point-scoring trick,” writes economists.co.za founder Mike Schussler.

Finance minister Tito Mboweni’s budget speech was full of biblical quotes, which was oddly appropriate, writes Tim Cohen.


Finding alpha

The long and the short of the markets

The growth of Sibanye-Stillwater's US palladium division failed to outweigh losses from its strike-hit SA gold mines.


Oh, very twitty

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Very visual

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SA is scheduled to spend about R1bn a day on interest payments and the projected budget deficit for the year means the country will have to borrow about R1.2bn a day, finance minister Tito Mboweni said.