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ANALYSIS: We can only defeat Covid-19 and save our economy if we flip the script

2020-03-20 06:00

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.

ANALYSIS: Mkhwebane’s latest legal Isandlwana is the prelude to her end

2020-03-13 06:00

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.

DA: Pensions should be off limits until Eskom shapes up

2020-03-11 21:57

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.

DA tables bill that aims to rein in debt, spending

2020-03-11 05:01

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.

Independent Power Producers are not eating Eskom's lunch – energy expert

2020-03-05 05:01

The independent power producers of bid window five could produce electricity at costs as little as 40c per kilowatt hour, says an energy expert.

Mabuza: South Africans love SAA, so we won’t let it go

2020-03-04 05:00

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 SA: Mboweni’s budget a picnic for tax dodgers

2020-02-29 14:33

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.

'Join me in economy class': Mboweni asks MPs to commit to cost cutting

2020-02-27 17:57

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.

Budget 2020 | Treasury announces three-year R160bn proposal to cut state wage bill

2020-02-26 14:27

Treasury has announced an ambitious plan to cut the public sector wage bill.

PRASA administrator was appointed by the book, says Mbalula

2020-02-25 21:03

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.

 

ANALYSIS | Insurgent or independent: The many lives of Busisiwe Mkhwebane

2020-03-13 06:00

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.

Parties in Parly bump carts over DA MP’s bill to save Eskom

2020-03-11 22:00

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.

AG to help government make local procurement lekker

2020-03-11 21:33

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

7 interventions that could prevent Eskom's collapse

2020-03-05 08:22

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.

'You have failed': SCOPA chair lashes out at Eskom task team under Dlamini-Zuma

2020-03-04 10:42

"The tasked team failed because the debt escalated under their watch."

Mabuza throws his weight behind 'consistent' Eskom chief De Ruyter

2020-03-03 16:53

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.

Mpumelelo Mkhabela | Budget not as easy as choosing pilchards over steak for dinner

2020-02-28 06:00

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.

Police obstruct Steenhuisen, other MPs from entering Parliament before Budget speech

2020-02-26 19:38

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 will aid 500 South Africans in Wuhan, official tells Parliament

2020-02-26 06:03

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.

4 big steps the DA thinks will save Mboweni’s Budget

2020-02-25 05:00

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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