ARTICLES RELATING TO GOVERNMENT

Treasury would do better without 'noise' surrounding Gordhan - director general

2016-05-27 19:05

We should make sure that our discourse does not undermine our ability to attract investment, National Treasury Director General Lungisa Fuzile has told News24.

Masutha: Gordhan did not order me to do anything

2016-05-21 22:20

Justice and Correctional Services Minister Michael Masutha has denied that Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan “ordered” him to cancel a controversial multi-million rand prisons tender awarded to an ANC benefactor.

Independent financial advice is critical for employees

2016-05-12 11:12

The confusion over the upcoming reform of retirement fund regulations clearly shows that there is a critical need for financial education and advice.

Sins have a way of catching up... Even for Zuma

2016-04-07 14:30

While President Jacob Zuma does not crush detractors like former Indonesian president (and dictator) Mohamed Suharto did, corruption and cronyism are hallmarks of both their regimes.

Junk status – now it is up to each of us

2016-03-18 07:00

Repairing our economy is a mammoth task and progress requires a collective effort by government, business and citizens.

Tender set-asides part of new BEE narrative

2016-03-15 07:30

The BEE narrative in SA is evolving and it would seem that set-asides will be the main drivers for black investors to become more actively involved in the economy.

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.

Policy reforms can’t come soon enough

2016-02-23 13:44

As the nation awaits the most anticipated Budget Speech post-1994, some experts maintain that fiscal tightening will have to be backed by drastic policy change.

Telkom ‘close to’ reaching R750m deal with govt

2016-02-12 10:38

There have reportedly been extensive discussions between the company and officials about a broadband contract that plans to connect eight districts.

Zuma’s muddled foreign policy

2016-01-29 06:30

While some of South Africa’s strategies under the current administration have proved successful, these have been marred by diplomacy blunders.

 

How S&P is making its assessment of SA's credit rating

2016-05-27 09:36

Standard & Poor’s will announce its decision on South Africa’s credit rating on 3 June. Nazmeera Moola and Peter Kent, co-heads of fixed income at Investec, unpack the criteria the rating agency will be using to assess SA.

EXCLUSIVE: Gordhan orders Masutha to cancel R378m IT tender

2016-05-20 15:46

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan has told Justice and Correctional Services Minister Michael Masutha to cancel a controversial multi-million rand prisons tender awarded to an ANC benefactor.

Is our financial sector too big?

2016-05-10 13:56

Contrary to what one might believe, it might not be beneficial for a country to have an overly large financial sector. We take a look at the negative effects this can have on an economy.

African governments aren't taxing the rich

2016-04-04 11:34

Rhiannon McCluskey, researcher at the International Centre for Tax and Development, looks at why African governments should tax the wealthy. This article originally appeared in The Conversation Africa.

Government bonds and credit ratings: How they work and why they matter

2016-03-15 12:00

In recent months, much has been said about a possible ratings downgrade of South Africa’s sovereign debt. finweek’s contributor Simon Brown breaks it down for you.

Expropriation Bill: Is your property safe?

2016-03-08 08:00

Shortcomings in the new proposed Expropriation Bill have raised concerns around property rights and investor confidence. Experts discuss the implications of the proposed legislation.

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.

Where restitution landed at the State of the Nation Address

2016-02-19 14:44

The Regulation and Land Holdings Bill seeks to limit land ownership to 12 000 hectares and prohibit foreign land ownership. Experts weigh in on the implications if this bill being passed.

Brand SA's belief in the country

2016-02-01 11:00

A lot has happened in SA that could leave South Africans despondent, but Linda Sangaret of Brand SA believes in our resilience and ability to move forward.

Tread carefully, Zuma and co

2016-01-22 07:43

Working class anger is often taken out on government, despite corrupt leaders' belief that those who rule are beyond reproach, warns Dumile Sibindana.

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