ARTICLES RELATING TO BUDGET

KZN budget debate dominated by opposition calls for Zuma to go

2016-04-13 10:24

Finance MEC Belinda Scott on Wednesday warned that continuous attacks on President Jacob Zuma can only do one thing — bring down the country.

Treasury's missed opportunities for Budget 2016

2016-03-14 11:05

Could finance minister Pravin Gordhan have done more to broaden South Africa’s tax base? Charles de Wet, Head of Indirect Tax for PwC Africa, considers the missed opportunities.

SA faces difficult times, but disaster is not inevitable

2016-03-01 12:21

Danny Bradlow, professor at the University of Pretoria, shares five reasons why SA is not a completely disastrous place. This article was originally published on The Conversation website.

Budget 2016: Ambitious, cleverly crafted but perhaps not enough

2016-02-26 13:07

Sizwe Nxedlana, chief economist at FNB, takes a closer look what this year’s budget means for the South African economy.

Government tightens its Budget belt

2016-02-25 13:23

Deloitte unpacks finance minister Pravin Gordhan's budget speech, which is taking a tight fiscal approach.

Some relief for wine, brandy industries amid challenges

2016-02-25 09:41

Despite above-inflation hikes in excise duties in the budget, the wine and brandy industries have welcomed specific concessions on brandy and sparkling wine.

Budget 2016: Stark reminder consumers must do more with less

2016-02-24 18:39

Despite tax relief for lower- and middle-income earners, the National Budget speech was a stark reminder that consumers need to get used to doing more with less.

Treasury announces tax hikes to battle SA's economic woes

2016-02-24 15:24

Tax hikes may provide short-term relief, but the jury is still out on whether or not the finance minister can turn the tide for SA's economy.

R16bn more over medium term for higher education

2016-02-24 15:00

Extra support to an amount of R16bn will go to the higher education system over the next three years, largely from restraint on the civil service wage bill.

Gordhan calls for SAA, SA Express to merge, find equity partners

2016-02-24 14:23

Government has proposed merging South African Airways with SA Express and partnering the new entity with a minority equity partner.

 

Do you have the right budget for your lifestyle?

2016-03-30 15:30

Where should your hard-earned money go? Paul Nixon, Head of Investment Product Enablement at Barclays Africa shares how a budget can help you allocate your money wisely.

UPDATED Cosatu slams Cape govt's R50m advertising budget

2016-03-07 14:54

Treasury must stop the City of Cape Town and the provincial government's "wasteful expenditure of public funds" on its R50m advertising budget, says Cosatu.

In the markets: What to watch this week

2016-02-29 07:00

Last week, the Bank of Japan’s governor had some explaining to do at the G20 meeting in Shanghai, while SA was mostly focused on the Budget Speech. What can we look forward to this week?

How much does nursery school really cost?

2016-02-26 11:20

Choosing the right nursery school can be a headache, especially when it comes to calculating the actual price. We break down the most common preschool expenses: from school fees and admin levies to raffle tickets and teachers' gifts.

13 money lessons that will set your kids for life

2016-02-25 10:34

With Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan's new Budget, it's clear we'll have to grin and bear. Time to teach our children the same values too – a healthy attitude to money could make their lives a whole lot easier.

Budget a double-edged sword - property experts

2016-02-24 19:39

The R62bn allocated for housing subsidies is good news for the property market but transfer duty and capital gains tax increases may dampen sentiment, says an expert.

Budget 2016: Full speech

2016-02-24 15:33

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan has tabled his national budget speech in Parliament. Below is his full speech.

New investment vehicle to attract funds to SA

2016-02-24 15:03

A vehicle called Invest SA will establish one-stop shops to reduce red tape for prospective investors who want to start up their own businesses.

Cap on government positions will save money

2016-02-24 14:27

The weaker-than-expected economic growth outlook for 2016 has compelled Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan to revise some mini budget spending plans.

Provinces, municipalities get less

2016-02-24 14:21

SA’s nine provinces will have to make do with R14.9bn less than estimated to make provision for funding requirements elsewhere, says Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan.

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