The one positive of this, even if some of it is depressing, is that there'll be life on the other side, writes Adriaan Basson.
The budget is belt-tightening but it needs to be to get the country out of this very difficult fiscal position.
Deputy Finance Minister Sfiso Buthelezi has warned that the public outcry over the resignation of National Treasury deputy director general Michael Sachs threatens to undermine the dedicated officials who remain.
The public sector’s dependence on just a few professional entities underlies the problems unearthed in relation to companies such as SAP, says Deputy Finance Minister Sfiso Buthelezi.
Yunus Carrim, the chairperson of Parliament's oversight committee on finance, also questioned why Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba earlier this month ordered an audit of the Public Investment Corporation.
Unions have warned Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba and his deputy Sfiso Buthelezi to keep their hands off civil servants’ pensions.
The Democratic Alliance intends to ask deputy finance minister and chair of the PIC Sfiso Buthelezi, to launch an investigation into a smear campaign against the investment management company.
The Public Investment Corporation and Government Employees Pension Fund could come under more pressure to invest in struggling state-owned enterprises, as private sector funding dries up.
Deputy Finance Minister Sfiso Buthelezi has 5 days to release several forensic reports believed to contain damning details of gross mismanagement at SAA.
The DA says it is concerned that Deputy Finance Minister Sfiso Buthelezi could have the power to "conceal and bury damning findings" against him from the period when he was Prasa chair.
The DA has laid charges of corruption against Deputy Finance Minister Sfiso Buthelezi for allegedly benefiting from tenders awarded to Prasa.
Deputy Minister of Finance Sfiso Buthelezi says that the president is the only one who can say if Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba will keep his job.
The government does not want to be forced to approach the International Monetary Fund for a bailout at any time in the future, says Deputy Finance Minister Sfiso Buthelezi.
Government needs businesses to work with them to create a new social contract for growth and transformation, according to Deputy Finance Minister Sfiso Buthelezi has said.
The board of the Government Employees Pension Fund needs to be vigilant as there appears to be a temptation to view it as a source of funding for the fiscus, the fund’s chairperson Renosi Mokate has told Parliament.
The unit that decides on requests to deviate from tender processes, saving government billions of rands, could have its powers curtailed.
The Ministry of Finance has dismissed reports that a PIC board meeting will resolve to remove its chief executive, Dan Matjila.
The Cabinet lekgotla has resulted in Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba and Deputy Minister Sfiso Buthelezi delaying their meeting in Parliament to discuss SAA by one day this week.
SA should have talks on the appropriateness of the central bank’s inflation target, Deputy Finance Minister Sfiso Buthelezi has said, adding to concern that the institution’s mandate may be altered.
Allegations of corruption against Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba and his deputy Sfiso Buthelezi overshadowed a briefing about the economy, prompting the EFF to call for them to step down.
Deputy Minister of Finance Sfiso Buthelezi has denied scoring tenders from the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa).
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