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.
Nearly half of all jobs in Africa could be lost, the United Nations warns, and income losses are expected to exceed $220 billion in developing countries.
The minister says it is not at the moment necessary to approach finance institutions, such as the World Bank, to access emergency health funding.
SA may approach the IMF for the first time ever to help deal with the fallout from the coronavirus outbreak, the Sunday Times reports, citing Finance Minister Tito Mboweni.
Finance Minister Tito Mboweni has had his Twitter wings clipped - and he took to Twitter to moan about it.
Making his views known once again on Twitter, Finance Minister Tito Mboweni seemingly believes Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane should accept her fate and leave her office.
President Cyril Ramaphosa is on the verge of losing some of his powerful allies within the trade union federation Cosatu after coming out in defence of Finance Minister Tito Mboweni's recent budget speech.
Reducing school dropout rate would help to maximise the value of young people in building the prospects of our nation, writes Merle Mansfield.
We remain a nation of two halves; of insiders and outsiders; of rich and poor; of access and scarcity; of elites and the excluded, Mmusi Maimane.
Budget 2020 includes 'a desperate attempt' to change the minds of those South Africans changing their tax residency to avoid expat tax, two experts say.
Basically in a space of eight months the economic and fiscal policy outlook of South Africa had turned for the worst in a way that government was unable to contain. Are we in free-fall or are we directing the pace of decline? writes Lukhona Mnguni.
The one positive aspect of this, even if some of the reading is quite depressing, is that it focuses the mind that we will get through this. There will be life on the other side of Covid-19, writes Adriaan Basson.
Minister of Finance Tito Mboweni has announced a number of "exceptional tax measures as part of the fiscal package outlined by President Cyril Ramaphosa to fight the coronavirus pandemic.
Ramaphosa talks spread in poorer areas, implications for by-elections and disaster finances.
The bill puts obligations on the minister of finance to contain net loan debt within certain margins, ensure that a main budget surplus is in place and that compensation of employees does not expand to unmanageable levels.
The department of trade and industry's budget allocation has reduced by R700 million, with further cuts expected in coming years.
One decision, to allow private generation without the nasty bureaucratic hurdles at Nersa, would unlock a flood of investment in the South African market, writes James de Villiers.
Head of Marketing Legal for Discovery Life and Discovery gave his assessment on the Budget Speech delivered by Finance Minister Tito Mboweni.
It is clear to me that labour’s defence of jobs will not extend to the heavily bloated SOE management structures. Cutting just half of those Eskom managers will save the utility R800m per year. writes Adriaan Basson.
Tax Justice South Africa head, Yusuf Abramjee said Mboweni's hikes on alcohol and tobacco duties would enable “criminals in the dark economy” to raise their prices accordingly and profit even more than before instead honouring their tax obligations.
Notwithstanding that Minister Tito Mboweni may have wanted to call it something else, the Budget Speech made it clear that we are now in austerity territory, writes Jaynisha Patel.
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