if the governing party again fails to stand up to these narrow and destructive interests to protect the well-being of South Africans, it will potentially condemn hundreds of thousands of people to preventable deaths and destroy thousands of jobs and businesses, writes John Steenhuisen.
The courts found that she doesn’t understand the law, she fails to act rationally and ignores evidence. And these findings are compounded by the SARB and Estina judgments. Her position is untenable, and she cannot survive, writes Pieter du Toit.
Democratic Alliance MPs Natasha Mazzone, Kevin Mileham and and Ghaleb Cachalia said they were dead set against the plans to use public service pensions to assist Eskom financially and would work through Parliament to stop government from doing so.
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 independent power producers of bid window five could produce electricity at costs as little as 40c per kilowatt hour, says an energy expert.
Deputy president David Mabuza told Parliament on Tuesday afternoon that while its business rescue process continued, government had no intention of relinquishing its ownership of South African Airways, because "South Africans love the airline".
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.
Finance Minister Tito Mboweni told Members of Parliament that members of the legislature would need to follow his example in containing costs, if only to demonstrate to taxpayers that government was committed to spending revenues more responsibly.
Treasury has announced an ambitious plan to cut the public sector wage bill.
Minister of Transport Fikile Mbalula told Parliament's Portfolio Committee on Transport that the appointment of an administrator at the Passenger Rail Agency South Africa was compliant with legislation regulating the management of state-owned entities.
Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has been handed a series of damning court judgments, she has been accused of sloppy investigative reports and suspected of maintaining dubious political alliances. She has become an active political player. So, the question is: Why is she here, and what does she want? reports Sarah Evans and Kyle Cowan.
Parliament's Portfolio Committee on Mineral Resources and Energy deferred its decision on a private member's bill seeking to intervene in Eskom's energy crisis.
Chief director of industrial procurement at the Department of Trade and Industry Tebogo Makube told the committee that the department was working on a tender monitoring system
From resolving Eskom's debt issues, to finding opportunities in the renewables sector – these are some interventions from several stakeholders on how to address Eskom's governance and operational challenges.
"The tasked team failed because the debt escalated under their watch."
Deputy president David Mabuza has thrown his weight behind Eskom CEO Andre de Ruyter, saying he is doing "very, very well" and sending the right message to South Africans.
The circumstances of Mboweni’s speech are also different to the internal politics of the governing party. Mbeki had near-complete control of the party and he was often accused of centralising power, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.
National Assembly Speaker Thandi Modise says she will investigate why some opposition MPs, including John Steenhuisen, were obstructed by police from entering the Parliamentary precinct ahead of the budget speech.
China's Consulate General in Cape Town, Lin Jing, told Parliament's oversight committee on Tourism that South Africa had lost out on thousands of Chinese tourists due to the impact of coronavirus.
The Democratic Alliance's proposals ahead of Minister of Finance Tito Mboweni's Budget Speech include electricity reforms, legislation to stabilise debt, reduce spending and stabilise current expenses.
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