ARTICLES RELATING TO GOVERNMENT

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 tax havens are widening the inequality gap

2016-01-19 11:00

How the rich are using tax havens to hide their wealth in offshore accounts, leading to inequality and leaving the poor worse off.

The PIC and your pension: Profit or politics?

2015-12-04 06:00

The PIC, which manages nearly R2tr in pension fund money, often gets criticised for its dealings. finweek puts the investment manager under the microscope.

Fostering good partnerships between government and business

2015-11-16 08:00

What makes a partnership between government and the private sector successful? Experts speaking at the EY Strategic Growth Forum Africa 2015, share their views.

 

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.

Petition launched to reject WhatsApp regulation

2016-01-15 11:59

An online petition is calling on government to reject calls by mobile networks to regulate OTT services such as WhatsApp and Skype.

Nigeria's tighter business controls a 'new normal'

2015-11-20 06:30

Various SA companies like Telkom, Standard Bank, MTN and Tiger Brands, have learnt expensive lessons in Nigeria. However tighter regulations could be good for business.

‘Freeze’ on hiring? No problem. State brings in more casual labour, stats show

2015-10-29 11:50

Part-time workers in all government spheres rose by 70% in 2014 to 470?176, according to Statistics SA.

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