Eskom is said to propose moving debt to state, cutting jobs

2018-12-05 14:35

The cash-strapped power utility wants the government to take on about R100bn of its debt as part of a rescue plan that will enable it to continue operating.

5 things you need to know about the Carbon Tax bill

2018-11-24 16:02

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni introduced the Carbon Tax bill to Parliament for consideration this week. Here's what you need to know.

'I did not like BLF tweet dissing Gordhan' - Mboweni insists

2018-11-20 13:35

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni has denied liking a tweet by Black First Land First spokesperson Lindsay Maasdorp that is highly critical of Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan.

From Trump to Mboweni, it's hands off the media!

2018-11-14 08:23

Politicians need to make peace with the fact that journalists cannot and must not report only about the good and nice side of politicians and politics, writes Melanie Verwoerd.

Mboweni's Twitter account posts cryptic late-night tweets about 'fight to the death'

2018-11-09 15:13

The Twitter account of Finance Minister Tito Mboweni posted a series of cryptic tweets close to 11pm on Thursday, saying: "The line has been drawn on the sand!" and "we face the fire NOT run away from it".

Recognising the private sector's heroic role

2018-11-04 09:00

The private sector still confronts a plethora of damaging new regulations despite recent utterances by President Cyril Ramaphosa and Finance Minister Tito Mboweni, writes Anthea Jeffery.

Hope springs for SA economy after positive mood at investment summit

2018-11-01 20:39

The mood at the investment conference has been positive, reminiscent of the halcyon days under Thabo Mbeki’s presidency when the economy grew over 5% per annum, according to Overberg Asset Management.

Mboweni's 'pay our tolls' remark draws ire of Cosatu, Fedusa

2018-10-31 21:49

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni must explain where he gets the mandate from to call on South Africans to pay e-tolls, demands Cosatu.

Problem not public servants, but corruption - trade unions

2018-10-31 16:22

Trade unions have shared with MPs their stance on the public sector wage bill, which they believe is adequate at 35% of government expenditure.

Basic service delivery could be compromised by higher public wage - commission

2018-10-31 06:45

The Financial and Fiscal Commission has raised concerns that sub-national governments will have to divert funds from basic service delivery in order to meet funding requirements for wage bill increases.


Mboweni prioritises getting SA out of junk status

2018-12-02 15:15

The government is prioritising regaining SA's investment grade rating, according to Finance Minister Tito Mboweni.

Ramaphosa is said to mull economy super ministry

2018-11-20 15:04

President Cyril Ramaphosa may create a super ministry for economic policy as part of an overhaul of the nation’s executive, according to three people familiar with the matter.

A hack job? Did Mboweni like BLF's anti-Gordhan tweet?

2018-11-20 07:55

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni has seemingly liked a tweet by Black First Land First's Lindsay Maasdorp which is highly critical of Pravin Gordhan - but his spokesperson says he may have been hacked.

'There is really nothing to worry about'- Mboweni on his recent social media posts threatening war against editors

2018-11-10 20:39

The South African National Editors’ Forum (Sanef) says it is deeply disturbed by Finance Minister Tito Mboweni’s social media posts threatening war against editors.

Ramaphosa: Selling SAA could collapse state coffers

2018-11-06 15:44

South African Airways (SAA) is so debt laden that selling it now would make its debt payable immediately and possibly collapse the fiscus, President Cyril Ramaphosa said.

DA, EFF differ on Tito Mboweni's messages on SAA, Reserve Bank

2018-11-02 18:54

The DA has hailed new Finance Minister Tito Mboweni's views on SAA, while the EFF has described them as "right wing and reactionary".

Ferial Haffajee: Mini budget - If you’re middle-class, duck!

2018-11-01 06:45

The mini budget released by Finance Minister Tito Mboweni on Wednesday is bad news for the working middle-class in the private sector, says Ferial Haffajee.

Fedusa to MPs: IMF will treat us worse than the Guptas

2018-10-31 16:43

Trade unions have warned against government running up debt which would see the country seeking help from the International Monetary Fund.

Sell SAA, it won't fly – economist

2018-10-31 15:32

Members of Parliament heard that SAA is proving to be a dead weight on government finances and should be sold.

Mismatch between economic stimulus package and policy, says commission

2018-10-30 21:11

The Financial Fiscal Commission has made recommendations to address SA's economic challenges.

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