The Budget presents a dilemma to the unions. Mboweni himself grappled with the conflicting demands, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.
As new cases drop for third day, speech shows leadership knew virus's potential severity weeks before telling public.
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese leader Xi Jinping on Monday launched the first gas pipeline linking the two countries.
Fears of a worsening trade war between economic superpowers the United States of America and China over tariffs may have only a negligible impact on SA, according to Efficient Group economist Francois Stofberg.
President Xi Jinping says US-China trade talks would continue next week in Washington, as the two sides race to reach a deal that would avert a tariff increase on Chinese goods.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has arrived in Uganda, the second stop in his tour of Africa ahead of this week's summit of the BRICS emerging economies.
While escalating trade tension between the United States and China is bound to negatively impact emerging markets, there are also 'significant' long-term opportunities once the political tide turns, says Old Mutua's Siboniso Nxumalo.
China's Communist Party has proposed to engrave Chinese President Xi Jinping's guiding philosophy in the country's constitution.
North Korea's missile launches and the prospect of a possible sixth nuclear test are putting Beijing in a tight spot as it already faces US pressure to slash economic ties.
The chairperson of Taiwan's main opposition Nationalist Party will be meeting with Chinese president and Communist Party leader Xi Jinping as part of a continuing dialogue between the former bitter foes.
Chinese President Xi Jinping, visiting Iran just days after the lifting of international sanctions under a historic nuclear deal, says he hopes for a "new chapter" in relations.
President Xi Jinping says China is in a struggle against a "demon" epidemic, as the death toll from the new SARS-like virus soared to 106 and the first cases of human-to-human contagion were detected abroad.
Chinese President Xi Jinping has expressed a "high degree of trust" in Hong Kong's unpopular leader Carrie Lam as the two met after months of increasingly violent protests.
Washington's escalating trade war with Beijing has not "made America great again" and has instead damaged the American economy, China said on Sunday, stressing that while it wants resolution through talks there will be no compromise on core principles.
Behind-the-scenes diplomatic wrangling and last-minute programming issues has threatened to derail the three-day Brics summit, currently under way in Johannesburg.
China says the US should do more to stem its own demand for synthetic drugs but pledged despite tensions to boost cooperation to stop the flow of opioids made in the Asian country.
Chinese leader Xi Jinping has called for the Iran nuclear deal to be "earnestly" implemented as he met the country's president following the US withdrawal from the pact.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has wished Xi Jinping "great success" in a congratulatory but comparatively restrained message after the Chinese president cemented his grip on power at a landmark Communist Party Congress.
FIFA's decision to expand the World Cup to 48 teams prompted one major question: who can host the global showpiece in its revamped format?
Already China's most powerful leader in decades, President Xi Jinping will probably seek to extend his term to more than 10 years, analysts have said, the first Communist Party chief to do so since Deng Xiaoping.
A Chinese pledge to upgrade the nation's coal-fired power plants to cut pollution is aimed mainly at soothing domestic fears over dangerous smog, rather than tackling climate change emissions, analysts say.
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