Two key encouraging messages in budget 2015

2015-02-27 18:05

There are two key encouraging messages from Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene's budget according to the tax director at Deloitte, Anthea Scholtz, .

Wine, brandy industry happy with concession

2015-02-27 13:03

The SA wine and brandy industry has welcomed a concession from government on the latest excise duty increases.

No miracles, no apocalypse for SA - expert

2015-02-27 12:27

Budget 2015 shows it could be the first time government is more pessimistic about economic growth than the private sector, says an economist.

Public protector gets R60m lifeline

2015-02-26 18:54

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela says she is grateful for her R60m budgetary allocation which will stave off bankruptcy, but this is only a drop in the ocean.

Matthew Lester: Budget 2015/16 – Is the new South Africa sustainable?

2015-02-26 16:12

The policy changes of government will cost a fortune. With tax revenue streams showing little real growth, the changes are not sustainable. – Matthew Lester gives commentary on the income tax tables released earlier in today’s Budget.

Nazmeera Moola: Budgeting 7.7% more for public sector wage bill “sends wrong message”

2015-02-26 16:12

Nazmeera Moola, is sanguine about most aspects of Budget 2015 – including the opportunistic timing of the R17bn extra fuel tax.

Clamp down on illicit cigarette trade - BAT

2015-02-26 13:01

SA has a huge illegal cigarette trade and National Treasury should increase its focus on cigarette manufacturers and importers who evade taxes, says BAT.

Tax hike will hit economy, laments union

2015-02-26 07:45

Increasing income tax for individuals will have a negative effect on economic growth, union United Association of SA said on Wednesday.

Budget brings relief for certain small businesses

2015-02-26 05:33

The budget announcement about tax relief for certain small businesses will provide relief to start-ups and encourage entrepreneurs, say experts.


The budget in pictures

2015-02-25 20:55

Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene raised taxes and scaled back spending plans in his budget speech. Here are images taken at parliament.

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Sanral welcomes Nene's e-toll stance

2015-02-27 14:20

The SA National Roads Agency has welcomed Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene's endorsement of the e-tolling system in Gauteng.

Herman Mashaba on Budget 2015: What would Nene do if SA had real shareholders?

2015-02-27 12:30

One of SA’s leading entrepreneurs, Herman Mashaba, wonders what shareholders would do to a CEO who dropped his growth target 25% just five months after setting it.

Eskom: Nene mum on sale of assets

2015-02-26 19:59

Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene has again refused to identify the non-core state assets which would be sold off to raise money for Eskom.

Rand reverses gains, tracks weaker euro

2015-02-26 18:18

The rand has weakened against the dollar in line with the euro, relinquishing earlier gains which had been triggered by the government's plan to narrow the budget deficit.

#Budget 2015: Martyn Davies – How would BRICS judge Nene?

2015-02-26 16:12

Frontier Advisory CEO and China specialist Dr Martyn Davies reckons SA’s BRICS partners wouldn’t be applauding the 2015 Budget Speech.

SA mobile data growth to surge 63% per year

2015-02-26 15:28

Mobile data is set for an 11 fold growth in South Africa as machine-to-machine (M2M) communication and smart devices become more mainstream in the country.

Labour Wrap: The budget's common denominator

2015-02-26 09:11

All individuals and groups agree the state needs more money - the differences come in how it should be raised and where it should be spent, says Terry Bell.

Motorists to cough up R17bn extra as Nene milks fuel levy

2015-02-26 06:43

After a hefty 80.5c a litre, South Africa’s tax take from the pump price of petrol and diesel jumps into line with that of First World countries at 41%.

RAF welcomes fuel levy hike

2015-02-25 20:58

The Road Accident Fund has received a temporary lifeline with Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene's announcement of a 50c hike in the fuel levy, it says.

Nene shows 'prudent fiscal stability' - Chamber

2015-02-25 20:33

The Chamber of Mines says Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene demonstrated "continuity in disciplined and prudent fiscal stability" in the budget.

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