SA should invest in small business to hit 5% growth

2015-11-29 16:11

Ploughing investment into the small business sector is the only way to boost growth, says Goldman Sachs.

Nene: We're bracing ourselves for the worst

2015-11-15 13:52

South Africa's drought could have a "serious impact" on food prices and ultimately knock growth, employment and revenues, warns Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene.

Nene's tough balancing act

2015-11-03 13:58

Tax revenue is declining, overspending on the wage bill has eaten into contingency reserves and spending on current payments is set to increase by 8.2%. What can we expect going forward?

#FeesMustFall signal a massive political shift

2015-11-01 10:00

The #FeesMustFall campaign was the most successful protest action of the post-1994 era, bringing government to a swift agreement with its demands. Political commentator Justice Malala considers some of the impacts of the movement over the next year.

Matthew Lester: Taxpayer revolution. R90bn UIF surplus to the rescue.

2015-10-27 12:32

Following the recent student protests, Matthew Lester is again looking for solutions and turns his head towards the department of labour.

Nzimande unsure how to pay for 0% increase – report

2015-10-25 09:38

President Jacob Zuma may have told the country there would be a 0% increase in university fees next year, but Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande does not know how South Africa will pay for it, according to a report.

Money's too tight to mention

2015-10-22 16:15

Minister of finance Nhlanhla Nene had the unenviable task this week of making do with less and trying to keep South Africa functioning with a funding shortfall due to a higher-than-expected raise in salaries for public servants.

WATCH: SA confident it can avoid junk downgrade

2015-10-22 12:51

Treasury is confident that its mini budget statement will hold off any threat of a ratings downgrade, even after the rand weakened 2% against the dollar.

Cape Town courts hearing students' cases

2015-10-22 10:30

A bid to stop police from using excessive force against protesting students, and the case against 29 arrested students are being dealt with by two Cape Town courts.

Public procurement is big business - Nene

2015-10-21 20:18

Finance minister Nhlanhla Nene has emphasised the scale of SA’s public procurement in his mini budget speech.


Media reports on SAA, Airbus swap deal premature - ministry

2015-11-24 19:58

Media reports about the position of the National Treasury and the minister of finance on the swap transaction of SAA with Airbus are premature, says the Ministry of Finance.

Nigeria and SA yet to discuss MTN fine

2015-11-05 16:00

Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene has not yet discussed the MTN-Nigeria crisis with a counterpart as Nigeria must still appoint a cabinet, says minister Jeff Radebe.

Matthew Lester: SETAs, UIF should be raided, then #FeesMustFall

2015-11-02 00:07

Matthew Lester unpacks the numbers and explains how free tertiary education can be addressed through a little creative thinking.

Nene's mission is to create a culture of austerity in govt

2015-10-30 11:17

Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene wants to create a culture of austerity in government, saying: "Do not do with public funds what you would not do with your own money".

Credit downgrade lurks as SA's default risk increases

2015-10-26 07:57

While SA side-stepped an immediate credit downgrade with its mini budget, investors are betting cuts that would bring SA's rating to the brink of junk are just a matter of time.

#FeesMustFall: Protests were too fast for us, Nene admits

2015-10-22 16:34

The student protests were too fast for the government, Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene admitted today.

Matthew Lester: Parliament chaos reigns, #FeesMustFall now on agenda

2015-10-22 15:23

Matthew Lester takes cognisance of everything that’s happened in parliament and picks out his highlights from the 2015 medium term budget policy meeting.

Will you be paying more tax next year?

2015-10-22 12:24

Here are seven things worth knowing from the medium-term budget policy statement.

SA may use skills levy to fund universities

2015-10-22 07:15

The government may reallocate money collected through a skills levy to help fund universities amid student protests against fee hikes that have shut classes.

WATCH: Nene remains calm amid student storm

2015-10-21 18:32

Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene has called for a long-lasting solution to financing higher education as he walks past protesting students at parliament.

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