ARTICLES RELATING TO PRAVIN GORDHAN

Gordhan: No wasting of taxpayers' money

2014-04-07 14:17
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The government owes it to taxpayers to spend their money wisely, honestly and efficiently, says Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan.

Sassa to crack down on grant fraudsters

2014-04-03 18:59

Names of bogus grant beneficiaries will be handed over to the fraud unit of Sassa, says Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini.

Sars surpasses tax collection target

2014-04-01 17:12

The Revenue Service has collected R899.7bn the past financial year, surpassing its target of R899bn, says Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan.

Zuma could owe Sars R16.8m - DA

2014-03-26 15:35
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President Jacob Zuma could owe the taxman R16.8m for the fringe benefits he derived from so-called security upgrades to his private Nkandla homestead, the DA says.

Gordhan: Power pains to last 2 more years

2014-03-11 16:00

South Africa is likely to have adequate electricity supply in around two years, says Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan.

Huge tax incentive for retirees

2014-03-05 14:02

Old Mutual legal adviser Tristan Naidoo says the tax breaks announced in the budget speech by Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan for retirees is a big incentive.

Huge tax incentive for retirees

2014-03-05 13:30

Old Mutual legal adviser Tristan Naidoo says the tax breaks announced in the budget speech by Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan for retirees is a big incentive.

Pravin vs Manuel

2014-03-04 18:39

The economy is stuck in second gear since Pravin Gordhan came in, says Dave Mohr.

Rand weakens amid Ukraine crisis

2014-03-03 18:27

The rand has fallen as investors dumped high-yielding assets in a wave of risk aversion fanned by political tensions in Ukraine.

3 ways the budget affects you

2014-02-28 19:11

Another budget speech has come and gone and here are three significant changes that will impact you.

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People can only save if they have income and this is only possible if they have jobs, but Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan's speech did not outline any framework to help create jobs, says Credit Matters CEO Roger Brown.

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Petrol price blow for motorists

2014-02-28 15:31
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Motorists will have to cough up more for a litre of petrol from Wednesday, the energy department has announced.

Expert warns of fiscal debt trap

2014-02-27 20:30

The budget makes no real moves to improve South Africa's fiscal health, says economist Dawie Roodt.

Group criticises social spending

2014-02-27 19:59

The excessive focus in the budget on social spending is not sustainable, AfriSake says.

Gordhan: Black, white must work together

2014-02-27 14:50

It is time for black and white businesses to find each other and work together to establish partnerships, says Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan.

Fuel levy rises to quarter of petrol cost

2014-02-27 12:24

The petrol price is set to rise to above R14/litre when the higher taxes and an expected hike in the basic fuel price come into effect within the next few weeks.

Thank goodness for Gordhan's boring budget

2014-02-27 08:54

Stability and not rocking the boat is exactly what a responsible, sensible minister of finance in a tight fiscal spot should deliver, says Jaco Leuvennink.

Rand slips after budget

2014-02-27 07:26

The rand was weaker against the dollar after Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan presented the 2014 budget and as emerging market currencies came under pressure.

Nehawu: Budget pre-empts wage talks

2014-02-26 22:23

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan's National Budget could prejudice wage negotiations for public servants, warns union Nehawu.

Budget infographic

2014-02-26 21:20

Visualising Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan's speech in one simple infographic.

Budget 'a damp squib'

2014-02-26 19:45

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan’s budget speech was something of a damp squib, says an expert.

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The budget in 5 charts

2014-02-26 19:42

Have a look at these five charts for a quick guide to understanding the budget speech.

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Typical Gordhan style budget

2014-02-26 19:05

The budget tabled in parliament was in typical Gordhan style - little surprises, predictable and rather dull.

No cost cutting disappointing - Circle

2014-02-26 18:43

The Manufacturing Circle has expressed disappointment at Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan's failure to announce some cost-cutting in his budget speech.

 

Taxpayers can now turn to new Tax Ombud

2014-04-07 12:42

The new SA Tax Ombud can review and address complaints by taxpayers regarding service, procedural or administrative issues relating to their dealings with Sars.

Gordhan: No money for govt perks

2014-04-02 05:30
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Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan has cracked the whip on state spending, saying government should live modestly and no extra money will be provided for new perks.

Free flights for retired MPs proposed

2014-03-30 12:05
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Retired MPs could get up to 24 free flights a year for 10 years, according to a proposal currently before Parliament, says a report.

Call to privatise electricity management

2014-03-12 07:22

Privatising electricity management will solve some of the country's energy woes, according to civil rights organisation AfriForum.

ANC programmes 'budgeted for'

2014-03-10 12:06

Programmes for economic transformation mentioned in the ANC's election manifesto have been budgeted for, and the manifesto is a "realistic plan", the party says.

Huge tax incentive for retirees

2014-03-05 13:39

Old Mutual legal adviser Tristan Naidoo says the tax breaks announced in the budget speech by Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan for retirees is a big incentive.

Gordhan wants financial good for South Africans

2014-03-05 13:22

An expert looks at Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan's intentions with retirement and savings plans.

Budget 2014: Pravin vs Manuel

2014-03-04 17:49

When Trevor Manuel was finance minister, a booming economy and increased efficiency in tax collection meant there was scope to expand welfare spending.

Budget shows all must help SA grow

2014-02-28 19:30

South Africa could be a great country under certain conditions, say more experts in reaction to Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan's budget speech.

JP Landman: Impotent budget dispels fears

2014-02-28 16:19

No matter what they claim, no other political party could have presented any other budget in SA at this point in time, says an economist.

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Pravin Gordhan touching on over-indebtedness in his budget speech is welcomed, says Credit Matters CEO Roger Brown.

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E-tolls revolt weighed on budget - tax expert

2014-02-28 11:24

The prospect of a revolt by taxpayers on matters such as e-tolls is reflected in the nature of the budget, says a Deloitte's tax expert.

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.

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.

Budget 'a rallying cry to curb wasteful spend'

2014-02-27 13:01

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan's budget was a rallying cry for the ANC to get its act together, waste less and spend more efficiently, says an economist.

Budget highlights

2014-02-27 12:09

Watch this video of the budget in 90 seconds.

Gordhan slams developed states

2014-02-27 09:27

Pravin Gordhan has lashed out at what he called a negative narrative from some developed countries, which blame global market turmoil on emerging nations.

Parties laud 'conservative' budget

2014-02-27 07:27

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan's budget speech contained few surprises, getting the nod from opposition parties and businesses.

A look at the 'self-congratulatory budget'

2014-02-27 05:30

The general feeling about the budget speech is that it was reasonably prudent, and that Treasury has been quite strict in keeping expenditure under control.

The budget in 5 charts

2014-02-26 21:31

Have a look at these five charts for a quick guide to understanding the budget speech.

Newsletter infographic

2014-02-26 20:18

Visualising Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan's speech in one simple infographic.

The budget in 5 charts

2014-02-26 19:44

Have a look at these five charts for a quick guide to understanding the budget speech.

SA to launch its first Islamic bond

2014-02-26 19:42

South Africa will launch its first sukuk Islamic bond this year, as it seeks to diversify its debt obligations, says Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan.

Tax relief does not meet inflation - PwC

2014-02-26 18:43

PricewaterhouseCoopers says the personal income tax relief outlined in Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan's budget speech is not enough to cover rising inflation.

Parties laud 'conservative' budget

2014-02-26 18:40

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan's budget speech contained few surprises, getting the nod from opposition parties and businesses.

 
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