Nene: Black professionals charge too much

2014-02-27 16:10

Black professionals must stop charging municipalities such exorbitant prices for their services, according to Deputy Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene.

SA seeks meaningful G20 growth target

2014-02-23 15:38

Further discussion over a formal target for global economic growth is needed before any agreement can be made, says South Africa's deputy finance minister.

Curbing welfare fraud helps save R2bn

2013-10-23 19:33

The social development department has saved R2bn this year, partly by weeding out fraudulent welfare claims, the Treasury says.

Our ministers' hot wheels

2013-09-08 17:47

Ministers and their deputies have been buying cheaper cars than they did four years ago, but they’re still not buying bargain basement specials.

Why can't SA have open source petrol?

2013-07-14 13:20

As a looming petrol price hike puts even more pressure on cash-strapped motorists, Fin24 users share their tips to keep head above water.

Consumers face double whammy

2013-07-09 14:38

Consumers face another huge petrol price increase as well as government’s threat to raise taxes to make up the expected shortfall.

Nene: Borrowing cost stable

2012-10-31 17:29

The cost of borrowing has remained stable over the past month, says Deputy Finance Minister Nhlanha Nene.

Zuma awaits final textbook report

2012-07-31 22:19

President Jacob Zuma is waiting for a final report on delays in delivering Limpopo textbooks.

Special pension fraud rife - Nene

2011-11-03 21:18

Treasury is still trying to stem abuse of the special pension fund for military veterans, Deputy Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene says.

Bonds gain, rand firms against dollar

2011-10-05 19:14

Bonds and the rand ended firmer, boosted after a minister said the government would keep a lid on spending and tracking gains elsewhere as global risk appetite picked up.

Ethics charter mooted for municipal officers

2011-09-12 21:12

Saying corruption is a cancer which affects service delivery, Deputy Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene has urged the Institute of Municipal Finance Officers to develop an Ethics Charter.

Nene: Economy relies on low rates

2011-06-29 09:52

SA's economic recovery is not sustainable yet and is still relying on loose monetary and expansionary fiscal policy, Deputy Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene says.

Taxpayers spared bailing out banks

2010-09-07 18:14

Deputy Minister of Finance Nhlanhla Nene says SA was fortunate it did not have to call on its taxpayers to save its banks during the recent financial crisis.

‘Enforce proper use of water budget’

2010-05-11 13:59

The department of water affairs has urged National Treasury to compel municipalities not to spend money allocated for managing wastewater on unrelated issues.

Nene to be capped

2009-09-16 14:07

Deputy Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene will be among the students receiving degrees from the University of Western Cape at a graduation ceremony.


Who will follow Pravin?

2014-02-24 10:15

Gerrit van Rooyen of City Press looks at possible successors to Pravin Gordhan.

Youth wage subsidy bill passed

2013-11-01 08:07

Parliament has adopted the employment tax incentive bill as the Treasury prevailed in its three-year battle with Cosatu over a youth wage subsidy.

Nene: SA will take a hit on strikes

2013-10-10 09:52

South Africa's growth rates will surely feel the impact of strikes, even as mining revenues are expected to rise, says Deputy Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene.

State-sponsored pensions losing support

2013-07-30 15:26

Governments and employers are shifting greater financial risks onto individuals, according to Deputy Minister of Finance Nhlanhla Nene.

No end to petrol pain

2013-07-12 07:53

The average South African wage earner spends 6.5% of their daily earnings on a litre of petrol, according to data from Direct Axis.

Government partnerships crucial - Nene

2012-12-17 09:04

The government's partnership with labour, the private sector and civil society is crucial in solving SA's problems, Deputy Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene says.

No quick money in infrastructure - Nene

2012-08-21 13:44

Private investment in infrastructure should not be viewed as a quick way to make money out of government, Deputy Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene says.

Oil, soft China growth a risk to GDP

2012-05-08 10:34

Rising global oil prices and slower growth in key trading partners China and India pose a risk to SA economic growth, Deputy Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene says.

Nene: Co-op banks must change mindset

2011-10-20 14:00

Co-operative banks need to change their attitudes if they are to play a role in empowering South Africans, Deputy Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene says.

SA to curb spending when debt at 40%/GDP

2011-10-05 10:37

The government would let debt rise to 40% of gross domestic product before it tightens the purse strings, says Deputy Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene.

Nene: Global recovery still uncertain

2011-07-06 15:43

Many countries, including SA, face a great deal of uncertainty as the global economy adjusts after the recession, says Deputy Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene.

Jobless rate SA's biggest issue: Nene

2011-03-28 10:15

Deputy Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene says unemployment remains at pre-crisis levels in spite of SA's recovery from recession.

Taxpayers didn't have to save banks

2010-09-07 12:27

SA was fortunate in not having to call on taxpayers to save its banks during the slump, says Deputy Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene.

SA must create jobs - Minister

2010-03-05 22:36

Creating more jobs was South Africa's most critical challenge Deputy Minister of Finance Nhlanhla Nene has said.

Row over Land Bank suspects

2009-07-13 19:04

The Democratic Alliance has accused the finance ministry of refusing to name Land Bank fraud suspects so as to spare the ANC embarrassment.

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