ARTICLES RELATING TO BUDGET

Gauteng's R250bn budget prioritises health, education

2016-11-22 14:43

Of the R250bn allocated in the Gauteng budget over the next three years, the bulk of spend will be directed towards the education and health departments.

Treasury concerned that one-third of municipalities need help

2016-11-11 08:37

National Treasury said one-third of municipalities in South Africa is in financial distress.

Where will Pravin get his R28bn?

2016-10-31 11:25

Over the next two years, an additional R43 billion would need to be raised in taxes, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan announced on Wednesday. Of that, R28 billion will be raised next year alone.

Blade’s college Conundrum

2016-10-30 08:00

Despite the minister pushing for colleges, enrolment numbers are dropping fast.

Growth woes frustrate SA’s effort to avoid junk rating

2016-10-28 07:01

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan's mini budget may not be enough to fend off a junk credit rating, as doubts remain over the state’s ability to reignite growth and quell political turmoil.

Treasury launches Municipal Money for all to see

2016-10-26 19:46

An open local government budget data portal has been launched by National Treasury to give citizens information on the financial performance of municipalities.

Treasury’s SOE liabilities headache

2016-10-26 15:07

While Eskom took up the biggest chunk of government’s contingent liabilities through its R370bn guarantees, Treasury has raised concern over other state-owned enterprises.

Gordhan confirms Eskom is new lead in nuclear plan

2016-10-26 14:50

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan says “it has been confirmed that Eskom will take the lead in the nuclear power initiative”.

Health spending to increase 8% over three years

2016-10-26 14:21

Government will increase spending on the health sector by 8% in the next three years, according to the medium-term budget policy statement.

Gordhan admits dampening effect of fiscal consolidation

2016-10-26 14:11

The mini budget's fiscal consolidation approach will likely have a dampening effect on economic activity, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan has admitted in Parliament.

 

Gauteng economy to grow by only 0.8% in 2016

2016-11-22 13:55

South Africa's economic powerhouse Gauteng is forecast to grow by only 0.8% this year, say officials from the province's Treasury department.

SA's economic growth outlook still poor - MMI

2016-11-01 19:05

Having taken a bullish view on inflation, MMI Holdings sees further downside risks to nominal growth.

We must be lions, not vultures

2016-10-30 12:00

The failure of leadership, the lack of vision and the creation of divisions where there should be unity must be dealt with, writes Philip Dexter.

#FeesMustFall – where Govt fails, business profits and the people lose

2016-10-28 14:17

News that an opportunistic company aims to enter the private tertiary education space must be celebrated, but the concern is that this could heighten the inequality gap.

How analysts view Gordhan's mini budget address

2016-10-26 20:43

Economists, analysts and tax experts had mixed views on the medium-term budget policy statement delivered by Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan.

Gordhan: SA at a crossroads

2016-10-26 15:23

The violent protests that have plagued SA for years are even more worrying than legal challenges and the economy's poor performance, says Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan.

Govt budgets R987bn for infrastructure spending

2016-10-26 14:59

National Treasury has budgeted R987.4bn for infrastructure over the next three years, with investments set to be made in energy, transport and telecommunications.

FULL SPEECH: Pravin Gordhan's mini budget statement

2016-10-26 14:28

Read the full mini budget speech delivered by Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan.

Jonas speaks out about bad politics

2016-10-26 14:20

Bad politics is bad for growth and we should manage politics better in South Africa, says Deputy Minister of Finance Mcebisi Jonas.

More money should go to early childhood development - Gordhan

2016-10-26 14:10

Education spending should include better resources for early childhood development, as this would raise chances of academic success later in life, says the finance minister.

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