Cracks in oversight should be a concern - Madonsela

2014-08-21 05:00

Cracks and weaknesses in public oversight should be of concern to Parliament, Public Protector Thuli Madonsela's office says.

R179m for small firms in the Cape

2014-06-20 20:31

R179m will be used to assist and develop small and medium-sized businesses, says Western Cape Premier Helen Zille.

Too late to avert 44% debt - Treasury

2014-02-27 20:16

It is too late for South Africa to prevent national debt reaching 44% of GDP within the next two years, finance director general Lungisa Fuzile says.

Will Gordhan stick to sound principles?

2014-02-17 16:56

The National Budget speech may have more of a political ring to it than usual with elections only about three months away.

Cosatu cheers ANC manifesto despite doubts

2014-01-15 13:17

The Congress of SA Trade Unions says the ANC's election manifesto has taken on board many working class demands, but the youth wage subsidy remains a concern.

Busa welcomes commitment to NDP

2013-10-23 19:38

Business Unity SA has welcomed the mini budget's re-affirmation of the government's commitment to the National Development Plan.

Budget in a nutshell

2013-10-23 15:17

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan has tabled a mini budget loaded with cost cutting measures, starting in parliament.

Fedusa calls for tax on super rich

2013-10-22 18:37

The mini budget needs to focus on education, limited tax base erosion and tax the super rich, says the Federation of Unions of SA.

Numsa still flustered by NDP, Marikana

2013-10-18 15:15

As Numsa prepares for its special national congress, it remains shocked by the adoption of the National Development Plan and the Marikana massacre, the union says.

Youth subsidy a mega jobspinner - expert

2013-10-01 22:36

The proposed youth wage subsidy is a winning concept which could create up to 800 000 jobs within just 18 months, says an economist.

ANC alliance: Institutionalise NPC

2013-09-03 12:03

The ANC and its alliance partners have agreed that the National Planning Commission needs to be institutionalised in government.

Union slams state land ownership findings

2013-07-18 15:30

Farmers' union Tau SA says land ownership figures released by the rural development and land reform minister are unreliable and contradict its own findings.

Review regulation for SMEs, urges DA

2013-07-03 18:36

Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies must set up an expert panel to review the regulations for small, medium, and micro enterprises, the DA says.

Cosatu: NDP threatens job creation

2013-06-07 14:25

Cosatu will reject aspects of the National Development Plan which it believes undermines worker rights and reduces wages, spokesperson Patrick Craven says.

ANC: Mine violence must stop

2013-05-23 16:33

Violent protest action in the mining sector must come to an end because it can spread to other sectors, says ANC treasurer general Zweli Mkhize.

Cadre deployment contradicts NDP - DA

2013-05-08 22:02

The DA says public enterprises must not become a revolving door for failed ANC loyalists and that cadre deployment contradicts the National Development Plan.

ANC, Numsa set to debate NDP

2013-04-28 15:21

The ANC and the National Union of Metalworkers of SA are expected to thrash out their differences over the National Development Plan, the union says.

Budget exposes SA's fundamental conundrum

2013-03-01 18:48

The Budget Speech was like a snapshot of a car on a hill with its handbrake off - seemingly still, yet at great risk, writes Peter Attard Montalto.

Cabinet endorses NDP

2012-09-07 17:05

Cabinet has endorsed the objectives of the national development plan prepared by the National Planning Commission and the key targets of attaining these.

Islamists likely to get biggest bloc

2011-12-15 08:12

Egyptians are returning to polling stations in a phased election likely to give Islamists the biggest bloc in a parliament.


Nene: Business, govt must work together

2014-06-24 19:40

The private sector and government must work together to stimulate the economy, which needed to be more competitive, says Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene.

South Africa enters economic deep freeze

2014-06-11 06:00

Winter's arrival in SA is a fittingly chill metaphor for an economy beset by labour unrest, flat-lining output, rising inflation and waning external confidence.

Gordhan: Better living conditions for miners

2014-02-18 11:45

Better living conditions are needed in the mining sector, which plays an important role in the economy, says Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan.

Zuma: Business must woo investors at Davos

2014-01-16 16:30

President Jacob Zuma has encouraged a business delegation to market South Africa at the World Economic Forum in Davos.

More jobs, but less work

2013-11-03 16:23

Unemployment figures have dropped sharply in the third quarter of this year, but this is only part of the truth, according to a report.

Budget too good to be true - opposition parties

2013-10-23 19:15

Mixed reaction greeted the country's mini budget, with opposition parties saying they were discouraged and the ruling party expressing satisfaction.

Gordhan cans state credit cards, puts lid on bling cars

2013-10-23 15:02

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan has put a lid on state spending, canning official credit cards, million rand cars, luxury hotels and expensive home upgrades.

Curb fiscal, budget deficits, urges DA

2013-10-21 14:54

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan must rein in both budget and fiscal deficits and stand firm against pressure from the left in his mini budget, says the DA.

Zuma set to launch Saldanha Bay zone

2013-10-08 18:30

After many years of planning and research, President Jacob Zuma will launch the Saldanha Bay Industrial Development Zone soon.

Mkhize: NDP is not a pipe dream

2013-09-13 15:13

Many of the NDP projects are already in progress, making the NDP a practical programme rather than political rhetoric, says ANC treasurer general Zweli Mkhize.

Education in crisis

2013-09-01 10:11

The quality of SA education leaves much to be desired, says Sizwe Nxasana.

Moody's maintains rating on NDP progress

2013-07-18 12:59

Moody's has affirmed South Africa's debt ratings, citing among its reasons the adoption of the National Development plan in government budgets.

ANC is not pro-poor, says Malema

2013-06-11 21:00

Julius Malema says poverty, unemployment and inequalities will worsen under the leadership of the ANC amid plans to form a new political party.

Protests a ticking time bomb, warns Vavi

2013-05-30 14:43

South Africa is becoming the protest headquarters of the world because people are living in grinding poverty, says Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi.

Gordhan: SA must act now or lose jobs

2013-05-21 20:08

The government, business and labour must work together to resolve the wave of labour unrest that the country is facing, says Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan.

The ANC is failing the poor, says DA

2013-05-06 22:18

The DA is calling on President Jacob Zuma to stand up against Cosatu and ensure that growth policies are implemented amid the rising tide of unemployment.

Sisulu: Moves afoot to curb corruption

2013-03-07 14:21

Changes to the Public Service Act will give it the muscle to ramp up the fight against errant officials, says Public Service Minister Lindiwe Sisulu.

Presidency prepares for State of Nation

2013-02-12 09:04

President Jacob Zuma and Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe start community and stakeholder outreach programmes in preparation for the state of the nation address this week.


A View from the House today engages with the leader of the opposition Lindiwe Mazibuko as it takes stock of the achievements and challenges of Parliament after reaching the midterm point. Watch.

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