The Budget presents a dilemma to the unions. Mboweni himself grappled with the conflicting demands, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.
Madagascar President Andry Rajoelina says he believes his party and allies are on course for a majority in the country's new parliament, but the opposition alleges that "anomalies" have been detected in the vote.
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa appealed for the release of the delayed vote count in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Hundreds of supporters of the losing Madagascar presidential candidate have staged a protest in the capital Antananarivo, rejecting the election result ahead of a court verdict reviewing the vote.
Former president Andry Rajoelina has taken an early lead in Madagascar's election count with a clear advantage over his rival Marc Ravalomanana, according to partial official results.
Voters have begun casting their ballots are across the Indian Ocean island nation of Madagascar to select a new president in a runoff election that pits two former leaders against each other
The Indian Ocean island nation of Madagascar goes to the polls on Wednesday for a runoff presidential election that features two former heads of state who have a prickly past.
Two former presidents of Madagascar, Andry Rajoelina and Marc Ravalomanana, will face each other in a run-off election next month to decide who will lead the large Indian Ocean island nation, the country's top court says.
Madagascar's former president Andry Rajoelina has rejected allegations by EU observers that he bribed local officials in return for their support in last week's presidential vote.
Madagascar's Ceni election commission has hit back at allegations made by a leading presidential hopeful that officials involved in tallying results acted corruptly following this week's polls.
Madagascar's former presidents Andry Rajoelina and Marc Ravalomanana are neck-and-neck in the country's presidential race according to partial results published by the electoral commission.
Madagascar's new president has been sworn in and vows to establish independent bodies to combat the Indian Ocean island nation's widespread corruption.
Madagascar's Constitutional Court has confirmed Andry Rajoelina as the winner of the country's presidential election after his opponent had lodged a complaint alleging that the result was riddled with fraud.
Former Madagasca president Andry Rajoelina is set to return to power as partial election results have given him a clear lead over his rival Marc Ravalomanana with more than half the votes counted.
The counting of ballots has started in Madagascar's runoff presidential election, after the polls closed to end the day of a generally peaceful voting.
Madagascar's second-round election on Wednesday pits two former presidents against each other in a long-awaited and bitter battle for power in which their strong personalities dominate over political policies.
Madagascar presidential hopeful Marc Ravalomanana has said he is confident of closing the gap for a second round victory over his rival who narrowly beat him in the first leg of presidential polls.
In Madagascar, two former heads of state have qualified for the second round of the presidential election, to be held on December 19.
Former Madagascar president Andry Rajoelina is leading after last week's presidential election aimed at ending a political crisis, ahead of rival Marc Ravalomanana, according to preliminary results.
EU election observers say that Madagascar's presidential election this week had "very minor" irregularities after candidate Hery Rajaonarimampianina alleged the vote was marred by fraud.
Voters in Madagascar are going to the polls to elect a president with hopes that a new leader will take this Indian Ocean island nation out of chronic poverty and corruption.
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