ARTICLES RELATING TO BUDGET 2015
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Protect textile workers, SACTWU tells Gordhan

South African Clothing and Textile Workers Union Western Cape Provincial Secretary Sheila van Rensburg wants greater protection for the sector.

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What taxpayer revolt? SARS inflows beat expectations

2015-04-02 10:37

Regular contributor to the BizNews site Professor Matthew Lester writes about 2015's tax collection numbers.

Matthew Lester: I’m not putting my money into tax-free savings accounts

2015-03-16 10:47

Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene’s new tax-free savings accounts have been widely welcomed and described as a “no brainer” by the financial services sector

Middle, high earners to feel post-budget pinch

2015-03-06 14:24

It is likely that middle to high income earners will feel the post-budget pinch, according to Hugo Malherbe, product development executive at PPS Investments.

Fuel levy likely to more than cover RAF claim costs

2015-03-03 07:02

The government expects the hike in the fuel levy to cover the monthly claim costs of the embattled Road Accident Fund with a bit to spare, says Transport Minister Dipuo Peters.

Nene is running out of options - expert

2015-03-01 14:26

The government is divided and Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene can only do so much in his budget speech as he is not the president, says an expert.

Budget offers glimmer of hope for SMEs

2015-02-27 13:03

The budget showed support for SMEs with tax relief for the smallest enterprises but could have done more to help businesses prosper, says Sage Pastel's Daryl Blundell.

Herman Mashaba on Budget 2015: What would Nene do if SA had real shareholders?

2015-02-27 12:30

One of SA’s leading entrepreneurs, Herman Mashaba, wonders what shareholders would do to a CEO who dropped his growth target 25% just five months after setting it.

Public protector gets R60m lifeline

2015-02-26 18:54

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela says she is grateful for her R60m budgetary allocation which will stave off bankruptcy, but this is only a drop in the ocean.

#Budget 2015: Martyn Davies – How would BRICS judge Nene?

2015-02-26 16:12

Frontier Advisory CEO and China specialist Dr Martyn Davies reckons SA’s BRICS partners wouldn’t be applauding the 2015 Budget Speech.

 

No UIF cut for taxpayers yet, says Nene

2015-05-01 18:25

Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene has withdrawn an UIF proposal for this year that would have put about R15bn back into the pockets of workers and employers.

SA to maintain debt at sustainable levels

2015-03-24 13:30

South Africa will aim to maintain debt at sustainable levels, stabilising at 43.7% of GDP, the Treasury reiterated in a presentation in parliament.

E-procurement portal will boost SMEs

2015-03-12 14:15

The announcement that the National Treasury would launch an electronic tender portal in March is welcome news for small businesses.

Matthew Lester unpacks wealth taxes in light of the Budget Speech

2015-03-04 12:11

Matthew Lester unpacks the National Budget Speech in light of wealth taxes, what the changes are, and what they mean.

Eskom hopes to avoid load shedding

2015-03-02 11:19

Eskom is hopeful that it will not have to implement load shedding on Monday and possibly not even for the rest of the week, a spokesperson has told Fin24.

Two key encouraging messages in budget 2015

2015-02-27 18:05

There are two key encouraging messages from Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene's budget according to the tax director at Deloitte, Anthea Scholtz, .

Wine, brandy industry happy with review

2015-02-27 13:03

The SA wine and brandy industry has welcomed a concession from government on the latest excise duty increases.

No miracles, no apocalypse for SA - expert

2015-02-27 12:27

Budget 2015 shows it could be the first time government is more pessimistic about economic growth than the private sector, says an economist.

Matthew Lester: Budget 2015/16 – Is the new South Africa sustainable?

2015-02-26 16:12

The policy changes of government will cost a fortune. With tax revenue streams showing little real growth, the changes are not sustainable. – Matthew Lester gives commentary on the income tax tables released earlier in today’s Budget.

Nazmeera Moola: Budgeting 7.7% more for public sector wage bill “sends wrong message”

2015-02-26 16:12

Nazmeera Moola, is sanguine about most aspects of Budget 2015 – including the opportunistic timing of the R17bn extra fuel tax.

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