Faced with the impossible choice between holding the line on fiscal discipline or supporting Eskom, the National Treasury chose to keep the lights on. But the ...
Trade unions are likely to oppose the plan to sell part of Eskom’s transmission assets to a new equity investor
Failure to meet a single debt payment when it becomes due triggers a settlement of all debt owed by SOEs
Over three years, the utility will get 85% of the budget for energy expenditure, to spend on Medupi and Kusile
The shortfall in the amount of tax that Sars collected this year is even worse than anyone expected
Some welcome common sense, but where’s the promised emphasis on basic childhood literacy?
New environmental taxes will hit consumers — but incentives will ease the pain for business
A smaller cabinet is a likely part of a reduced public wage bill. But policy consistency is a more important concern
There was little detail, beyond tax incentives and investment, on ensuring how job-creation targets would be met
A handful of people will be leaving the tax net, but many more South Africans will end up in higher brackets
Corporate SA has not asked Tito Mboweni or other finance ministers for all that much — just no bombshells, please
An additional R125m has been set aside for the Competition Commission — subject to certain conditions being met
Spending and budgetary performances may be improving — but there’s still a long way to go
The Government Employees Pension Fund has seen its position deteriorate since 2016
At this perilous moment in our history the most realistic way to get to a disciplined and capable economy is to strengthen Ramaphosa’s hand with a convincing ...
Critical clinic and hospital staff shortages to be addressed by short-term spending realignment
Whether because of the election or the commitment to better the lives of the poor, all grants were again nudged up