Government debt up as growth falters in ailing economy

2017-09-18 14:21

Reserve Bank data shows government debt continues to grow, despite efforts to remain on the path of fiscal consolidation.

Business not hoarding cash to cripple the economy - Jabu Mabuza

2017-06-28 08:22

The president of Business Unity South Africa has refuted claims of an investment strike, blaming economic headwinds for the slowdown in business investment.

Only nine new municipalities out of 263 achieved clean audits - AG report

2017-06-21 11:12

The latest auditor general report shows little improvement in municipalities' audit outcomes, with 14 municipalities losing their clean audit opinions.

SA tripped up by slow govt reform action - economist

2017-06-13 18:40

The government's reform agenda does not seem to move with sufficient speed within the wider political uncertainty, says an emerging markets economist.

Admin at its best

2017-05-21 06:06

Reforming the way the civil service works can effect positive change for SA, writes Sarah Meny-Gibert.

Ministers and their R41m luxury cars: Here's what govt spent YOUR money on

2017-03-26 14:05

Government has spent more than R41-million on the procurement of luxury vehicles, reports the Democratic Alliance following a parliamentary inquiry. The list of expensive cars is staggering...

Why the SARB should be nationalised - analyst

2017-03-03 21:15

Given that Reserve Bank shares do not serve a profit making objective, Wits Professor Christopher Malikane argues that it should be nationalised.

Where is the next John Maynard Keynes?

2017-02-14 13:14

A large number of theories attempt to explain how macroeconomics works, but are these theories still in touch with the real world?

ANC leaders worry corruption is corroding authority to govern

2017-01-27 08:12

The pursuit of money among some ANC members is becoming so intense that senior officials say it’s threatening to split the ruling party and damage its ability to govern.

Govt can save poultry sector as job losses loom - Fawu

2017-01-09 13:04

It is within the power of government to protect the local poultry industry which is experiencing massive losses due to low import tariffs, says union Fawu.


Business trust deficit in SA started long before Zuma - Scopa chair

2017-08-14 19:50

There is a fundamental issue contributing to the trust deficit between government and business which needs to be tackled, says Scopa chairperson Themba Godi.

Municipalities lack accountability for finances - AG

2017-06-22 05:00

Municipalities have consistently displayed a lack of accountability in managing their finances, warns the auditor general.

The impossible task of reviving confidence in the economy

2017-06-15 08:00

To inspire confidence the government must be legitimate and credible. Legitimacy is derived from elections. Credibility from conduct. Zuma’s government lacks the latter, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.

Friends & Friction: How SA can avoid an inevitable revolution

2017-06-11 06:00

‘Before a revolution happens,” wrote Rosa Luxemburg, “it is perceived as impossible. After it happens, it is seen as having been inevitable.”.

Friends & Friction: There are no miracles in baboons’ buttocks

2017-04-23 07:18

A good and conscious brother, Chris, tweeted his response to one of my previous columns, “To save SA we must learn to fly” (March 19 2017). Among the beautiful things he said was this sentence: “I assume a level playing field.”.

Social grants must be paid on 1 April - Gordhan

2017-03-14 16:30

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan assured the public that social grants can be paid on April 1, after the contract between the social development department and Cash Paymaster Services expires.

Tlakula sets the groundwork at new regulator

2017-02-19 06:02

The walls are still bare, there's a desk, table and chairs, but no documents, files, stationery or boxes anywhere. But as soon as Pansy Tlakula walks into her office, things start to happen.

Analyst: Who is Edward Zuma anyway?

2017-02-03 14:50

Treasury should not "dignify" Edward Zuma’s claims that Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan is pushing the interests of the business elite, says an analyst.

Govt too big for SA economy - economist

2017-01-20 05:31

The SA government cannot support the economy, because it has actually become too big for the size of the economy, says Nedbank economist Nicky Weimar.

Treasury's Microsoft deal to contribute to 'fiscal stability'

2016-12-11 18:00

A contract between Microsoft, National Treasury and the State Information Technology Agency could result in significant savings for the national fiscus.

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