It should be frowned upon for a minister or proxy to call a CEO of a state entity enquiring about opportunities for comrades, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.
More sun than clouds. Mild.
Despite all of the negativity emphasised in the mini budget South Africa has some positives that count in its favour, says Kirk Swart.
Any tax changes for which Minister of Finance Nhlanhla Nene continues to pave the way, will hopefully focus on indirect rather than direct taxes, says an economist.
There was enough in the mini budget to avoid a downgrade by Moody’s right now, according to emerging markets economist Peter Attard Montalto of Nomura.
Matthew Lester takes cognisance of everything that’s happened in parliament and picks out his highlights from the 2015 medium term budget policy meeting.
Although Minister of Finance Nhlanhla Nene says Treasury will look for additional revenue sources with caution, he has not closed the door on hiking taxes, warns an expert.
Tuning in for yesterday's Mini Budget provided far more excitement than any of us had bargained for says Alec Hogg.
The higher education fees increase proposed by the government could be a death knell for students already struggling financially, says DebtBusters CEO Ian Wason.
The R62bn wage bill agreement is a reflection and symptom of a broader problem that needs addressing, says Deputy Minister of Finance Mcebisi Jonas.
Finance minister Nhlanhla Nene has emphasised the scale of SA’s public procurement in his mini budget speech.
Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene has called for a long-lasting solution to financing higher education as he walks past protesting students at parliament.
Finding a solution to the problem of education costs would require the contribution of different players, says Minister of Finance Nhlanhla Nene.
What is of concern regarding the mini budget, is that interest service cost estimates are probably still underestimated, says an emerging markets economist.
The risk of South Africa plunging into the non-investment grade of "junk" will only materialise at the end of 2016, says a Standard Bank economist.
Treasury is confident that its mini budget statement will hold off any threat of a ratings downgrade, even after the rand weakened 2% against the dollar.
South Africa has taken a step closer to another credit-rating downgrade as a slowing economy forced Nhlanhla Nene to boost debt amid protests against the government.
Deputy Minister of Finance Mcebisi Jonas says we should feel proud and not hard done by the fact that the #feesmustfall protesters disrupted the mini budget.
Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene is correct that the big fly in the ointment is poor economic growth, but just to say the private sector must help, is not enough.
Although the student protests outside parliament probably contributed to the rand's fall, it is not one of the three main reasons, say economists.
Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande battled to address students outside parliament after police used stun grenades to push them outside.
The rand has dropped sharply to R13.52 as chaos erupted outside parliament, where Finance Minister Nhanhla Nene delivered his mini budget.
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