Malamulele too poor for own municipality

2015-02-08 14:05

The violence-wracked town of Malamulele in Limpopo is too poor to have its own municipality and would have to rely on national government hand-outs for 82% of its budget, according to a report.

Gordhan should force Eskom changes

2014-02-25 13:45

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan should insist that Eskom introduce variable pricing for off-peak times, writes a Fin24 user.

Davies: Investment prospects are bright

2014-01-22 15:05

Investment prospects for Africa and South Africa look bright, says Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies, speaking from the World Economic Forum in Davos.

Jury still out on Brics

2013-12-01 09:30

It is still debatable whether SA gains from Brics, says Ian Mann.

Tax incentive bill necessary - ANC

2013-10-24 16:52

The ANC parliamentary caucus will support the employment tax incentive bill because it is a necessary intervention, says ANC Chief Whip Stone Sizani.

Govt wants to spend R953bn

2013-10-23 14:25

The revised consolidated budget for 2013/14 tabled in parliament provides for total spending of R953bn.

Gordhan: I did not agree with UK aid cut

2013-05-02 20:40

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan says the facts surrounding Britain's decision to cut aid to South Africa by 2015 are being deliberately distorted.

Rand softens ahead of budget

2013-02-27 09:30

The rand has softened ahead of the Budget Speech, which is likely to outline plans for cutting the government's spending deficit amid anaemic economic growth.

Rand rattled by Zuma, Gordhan briefing

2011-03-25 12:39

The rand weakened as traders speculated over the reasons for an afternoon press conference by President Jacob Zuma and the finance minister.

Concern over R1.2bn NYDA budget

2011-02-25 11:00

The DA has expressed "deep concern" about a decision to allocate R1.22bn to the "poorly managed and ineffective" National Youth Development Agency.


Gordhan: Strikes less harmful to economy

2014-03-30 12:04

Platinum strikes over the past ten weeks will cause less economic damage than industrial action in 2012, says Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan.

SAA turns again to state for survival

2014-02-02 10:02

SAA awaits news on a state cash injection vital to stay in the skies, but which shows up its inability to make money.

State car rental spend swells to R10m

2014-01-13 14:49

Government spending on car rentals has increased to R10.8m over the past year, replies to DA parliamentary questions show.

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.

Household consumption eases

2013-10-23 14:46

Real gross domestic spending growth slowed in the first half of 2013, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan says.

Trillion rand in government pension fund

2013-08-27 15:17

The Government Employees Pension Fund had assets last year of R1 trillion, according to Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan.

Nehawu mixed on Budget Speech

2013-02-27 21:27

Nehawu expressed mixed reaction to Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan's Budget.

Mini budget speech

2011-10-25 14:49

Full text of Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan’s Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement.

Rand strength mutes inflation: Gordhan

2011-03-07 10:24

In the wake of rising food and oil prices, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan says a "strongish" rand has helped to contain inflation.

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