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.

Proposed R3 500 minimum wage sparks heated debate

2016-11-21 17:21

Experts are divided on whether a proposed minimum wage is a positive development for South Africa's economy.

Govt's late payments to service providers add up to R2.2bn

2016-11-17 18:14

Despite government’s best efforts to ensure service providers are paid within 30 days, there are currently over 23 000 payments valued at R2.2bn outstanding.

Madonsela: We need to rethink BEE

2016-11-08 17:40

BBBEE is important to achieve equality but the model needs rethinking, says Advocate Thuli Madonsela.

Voters in Ivory Coast are weighing in on the country's new constitution, which is expected to be approved despite several violent demonstrations by the opposition.

Voters in Ivory Coast are weighing in on the country's new constitution, which is expected to be approved despite several violent demonstrations by the opposition.

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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.

Financial pressures hurt SA's household savings

2016-12-11 14:01

Low saving by government and households contributed to the overall decline in the national gross savings level for the third quarter.

Miners’ spat with SA govt deepens over charter

2016-11-18 08:14

Mining companies have warned of “dire consequences” for the industry if a revised Mining Charter is implemented next month as planned.

Stop lying about me, Johann Rupert tells Julius Malema

2016-11-10 16:33

Billionaire Johann Rupert has called on politicians to play the ball and not the man in his acceptance of the Sunday Times Top 100 Companies Lifetime Achievement Award.

SA needs a 'less corrupt' government to boost growth – Jonas

2016-11-08 10:21

Growth has been slowing down since 2011, and “erratic politics” undermines business and public confidence and perpetuates uncertainty, says Deputy Finance Minister, Mcebisi Jonas.

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.

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