ARTICLES RELATING TO GOVERNMENT SPENDING

Trump seeks $3.6trn in cuts to reshape govt

2017-05-23 09:02

President Donald Trump would dramatically reduce the US government’s role in society with $3.6trn in spending cuts, in a budget plan that shrinks the safety net for the poor.

Zille would welcome probe into R1.1m Singapore trip

2017-05-08 11:46

Western Cape Premier Helen Zille says she would welcome an investigation by the Auditor General into her recent trip to Asia, which cost the taxpayer more than R1.1m.

Don’t just spend, fix productivity

2017-04-23 06:00

South Africa has had several blueprints for its development, going back to the Reconstruction and Development Programme and culminating in the current National Development Plan (NDP).

Taxpayers cough up R136m for suspended govt employees

2017-03-09 21:04

Based on reports received from provinces and national departments, taxpayers have coughed up R136.5m for precautionary suspended government employees.

Key risks facing South Africa’s fiscal consolidation

2017-02-23 07:22

Many of South Africa’s state-owned enterprises are still being poorly managed, said Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan in his 2017 Budget Review.

SAA merger still on the cards as consultants finalise review

2017-02-22 15:17

The merger of SAA with South African Express, and the introduction of a strategic equity partner are still being considered, National Treasury says in its 2017 Budget Review.

Money will be found for SAA and Post Office – Gordhan

2017-02-22 14:52

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan says he can't say where for now, but money will be found to put South African Airways and Post Office on a sounder financial footing.

Game changer to prevent power cuts for defaulting municipalities

2017-02-22 14:23

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan announced “game changers” in Treasury’s focus on municipalities that will help end the spate of power cuts inflicted on defaulting areas.

Eskom and Transnet need to borrow billions more

2017-02-22 14:19

Eskom and Transnet need to borrow billions more than anticipated in 2016, National Treasury has revealed in its 2017 Budget Review.

Opposition peeved about R2m for Free State SOPA

2017-02-21 12:21

Opposition parties in the Free State are peeved that the provincial government is spending R2m on the State of the Province Address (SOPA), while it is cutting down on jobs.

 

Van Rooyen defends R260m payout to former councillors

2017-05-18 13:17

Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Des van Rooyen has defended paying R260m to former councillors who were not re-elected in last year's local government elections, saying all public office bearers receive payments like this.

Purchase of luxury vehicles for ministers should not make headlines - deputy minister

2017-05-03 09:06

The purchase of luxury vehicles for ministers should not be used as a "political football" or as "headlines", Deputy Communications Minister Thandi Mahabehlala says.

Gigaba assures investors govt won't spend what it doesn't have

2017-04-13 12:49

Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba has reassured local investors that government won’t spend money it doesn’t have and that Treasury is committed to fiscal sustainability and consolidation.

China's finance minister indicates room for more govt debt

2017-03-07 09:16

China still has some flexibility to adjust the budget deficit ratio, says its Finance Minister Xiao Jie, signalling the government will increase government spending.

State workers could face voluntary severance packages

2017-02-23 06:42

Headcount in South Africa’s public service has stabilised but government is considering introducing voluntary severance packages to help keep a lid on its wage bill.

SAA set to receive another cash injection

2017-02-22 15:07

Loss-making national airline South African Airways will need to receive another cash injection, says Treasury.

IPPs could go out of business, Treasury warns Eskom

2017-02-22 14:23

Eskom’s delay in signing power purchase agreements with renewable energy independent power producers could result in manufacturers of going out of business.

Bad management, finances still plague SOEs

2017-02-22 14:19

Many of South Africa’s state-owned enterprises are still being poorly managed, says Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan in his 2017 Budget Review.

SAA to remain under intense government oversight – Gordhan

2017-02-22 14:15

SAA will remain under intense government oversight, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan says in his report contained in National Treasury’s 2017 Budget Review.

SETA blew R42 000 for three-day BMW hire

2017-02-20 08:15

AgriSETA blew nearly R42 000 to rent a luxury vehicle for its acting chairperson for a road trip over a period of just three days.

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