Political noise could undermine credible mini budget – Goldman Sachs

2016-10-25 22:50

While a credible mini budget could please rating agencies seeking tighter fiscal discipline, continued political infighting within the ANC is still cause for concern, says Goldman Sachs.

No fees to cost fiscus R250bn over three years

2016-10-25 20:01

The Parliamentary Budget Office estimates fee-free education at universities would cost the fiscus around R250bn over a three-year period.

INFOGRAPH: Tertiary education in South Africa

2016-10-25 19:29

This infographic looks at where the money comes from for tertiary education and how it was spent last year.

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2016-10-25 18:06

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Why Pravin needs a good budget but why it still won’t save SA from junk – economist

2016-10-25 11:36

Respected economist Nazmeera Moola cites the need for a good budget this week, but says it may not be enough to avert a downgrade to junk credit status.

Western Cape house price growth set to slow down

2016-10-24 15:20

Although the Western Cape is by far the strongest housing market among SA’s major regions, it cannot defy gravity for ever, cautions a property expert.

Income from food and beverages decreases

2016-10-24 14:13

Measured in real terms total income generated by the food and beverages industry has decreased in August 2016 compared with August 2015, says Statistics SA.

Under-fire Gordhan in trial of strength over mini budget

2016-10-24 06:51

With his job on the line, fraud charges hanging over his head and #feesmustfall, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan’s resolve to avoid a junk credit rating is facing a severe test.

Ethiopia wants more business from SA

2016-10-23 06:11

Ethiopia’s drive to attract more South African investment is being hampered by a government that still distrusts business and a population wary of foreign domination.

Land reform goes private

2016-10-23 06:08

A new funding initiative could revive failed land reform programmes such as Mamahlola.


Mini budget: Only so much Gordhan can do

2016-10-25 21:00

Despite Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan’s excellent fiscal credentials there is only so much he can do, cautions Overberg Asset Management.

WATCH: South Africans give their take on the mini budget

2016-10-25 19:29

Fin24 has taken to the streets in Cape Town and Johannesburg to ask ordinary people their thoughts about Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan's mini budget.

INFOGRAPH: What economists expect from the mini budget

2016-10-25 19:25

Fifteen of South Africa's most respected economists are polled on their views about the mini budget to be delivered by Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan.

Mini budget to test pillars of government philosophy

2016-10-25 14:36

With the pillars of government philosophy around spending and service delivery at stake, this mini budget could entail more than the usual review, says Jaco Leuvennink.

Gauteng leads the way in house price slowdown

2016-10-24 19:13

Gauteng has been leading the way to slower average house price growth among the major property regions in SA, the FNB Major Regions House Price Indices show.

Splits widen in ANC as Mthembu breaks ranks

2016-10-24 14:38

Attacks on National Treasury are nothing less than an unbridled attempt at further state capture and designed to get unfettered access to state resources, says Save SA.

Junk rating, Pravin charges up the ante on mini budget

2016-10-24 12:35

This year’s mini budget is more critical than ever for two main reasons: credit rating reviews and the tumultuous political backdrop against which it will take place.

Gordhan to play it safe in mini budget

2016-10-23 09:04

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan’s mini budget is likely to be more notable for its lack of action on key constraints facing the economy than the bold reforms required to avert possible downgrades by the rating agencies.

Reserve Bank not the engine of growth – Kganyago

2016-10-23 06:08

Lesetja Kganyago, the governor of the SA Reserve Bank, has refused to be drawn into the debate about whether the bank’s mandate should be extended to include targeting economic growth.

Manuel: I'd rather be a toolmaker than flip burgers with a BA

2016-10-21 15:40

It is a given that providing free tertiary education means something else will have to be given up - with consequences, cautions former finance minister Trevor Manuel.

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