The Budget presents a dilemma to the unions. Mboweni himself grappled with the conflicting demands, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.
Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman says he saw investment opportunities of more than $100bn in India over the next two years as he began his first official visit amid tensions between India and Pakistan.
At least 22 children and four women have been killed by a Saudi-led coalition air strike while fleeing fighting in Yemen, the UN aid chief has said, condemning attacks on civilians.
The US Senate approved legislation that would allow 9/11 victims and their relatives to sue Saudi Arabia over its possible role in the 2001 attacks, a bill which could trigger a diplomatic firestorm.
A Chinese diplomat urged "calm and restraint" between Saudi Arabia and Iran during a visit to both countries last week, China's government says.
Pope Francis, speaking at New York's St Patrick's Cathedral, has expressed 'closeness' with the world's Muslims after more than 700 pilgrims were killed in a stampede outside the Islamic holy city of Mecca.
A towering construction crane toppled over during a violent rainstorm in the Saudi city of Mecca, Islam's holiest site, crashing into the Grand Mosque and killing at least 107 people ahead of the start of the annual hajj pilgrimage later this month.
A suicide bomber has wounded two policemen at a checkpoint near a high-security prison in the Saudi capital Riyadh in an attack claimed by the Islamic State jihadist group.
Saudi Arabia and several other Arab countries have announced that the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan will start on Thursday.
It’s an investment summit in the shadow of a killing: stripped of the glitz and glamour of business titans who last year flew in to woo a young prince and be a part of his grand plans to transform his country’s economy.
An outspoken billionaire Saudi prince wants an "urgent" end to his country's ban on women driving, saying overturning the law was a matter of women's rights and economic necessity.
Assailants bombed and opened fire on a Shi'ite mosque in eastern Saudi Arabia during weekly prayers, residents say, in the latest attack on the minority community.
As the hajj religious pilgrims entered its final day, officials in Saudi Arabia continued to grapple with the aftermath of a deadly stampede that killed at least 719 people.
Air raids by Saudi-led coalition warplanes have killed 15 people in Yemen's capital in one of the heaviest nights of bombardment in months, aid workers and witnesses say.
At least 13 people have been killed after a suicide bomber blew himself up in the southwest region bordering Yemen.
Saudi Arabia's King Salman has named a new housing minister and replaced the head of the royal court in his latest government shuffle.
Iraq, Venezuela, Russia and Kazakhstan are seeing their oil partially replaced by Saudi crude in Asia, the US and even Europe, as traders say the kingdom offers more oil, more cheaply.
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