ARTICLES RELATING TO BUDGET

OPINION: We did the sums on SA's mental health spend. They're not pretty

2019-10-10 14:17

South Africa spends 5% of the total health budget on mental health services. But the authors' study estimated a treatment gap of 92%.

This is the average monthly salary in SA - which can double if you work in the electricity sector

2019-09-26 15:56

Electricity workers saw a large annual increase of 8.7%, and on average earned almost R44,000.

Bride-to-be cancels wedding after guests refuse to donate R16 000 each to fund the event

2019-09-13 14:09

Friendships are about supporting each other’s dreams as far as possible, but this bride-to-be’s request may have been a bit much for her wedding guests.

Treasury defends its new growth plan after attack from Telkom CEO

2019-09-02 19:55

Acting head of economic policy Duncan Pieterse says public commentary is crucial to the process.

More than R30m budgeted for Minister Mthembu, Creecy's private offices

2019-08-06 11:42

Minister in the Presidency Jackson Mthembu's private office has a budget of R30.5m for the 2019/20 financial year alone.

Eskom's R17bn emergency funding in spotlight as Parly considers appropriations bill

2019-07-21 18:01

The National Assembly this week will consider the 2019 Appropriation Bill, which includes emergency funding of R17bn for Eskom, authorised by Finance Minister Tito Mboweni in April.

Eskom to get acting chief executive after Hadebe steps down

2019-07-05 19:56

South Africa’s struggling state-owned power utility will name an acting chief executive officer when incumbent Phakamani Hadebe steps down at the end of the month, according to a person familiar with the decision.

Eastern Cape speaker slashes millions off SOPA budget

2019-06-13 16:22

In her first year in office, Eastern Cape speaker Helen Sauls-August has drastically slashed the budget for the State of the Province Address from as much as R5m to R700 000.

SA budget deficit seen wider than Treasury forecasts

2019-05-01 10:33

South Africa’s budget deficit for the most recent fiscal year could be worse than the government had forecast.

5 'fail-proof' questions to get your budget under control

2019-04-20 12:43

Times are tough for SA consumers and they are looking for ways to make their money go further, according to Susan Steward from Budget Insurance.

 

OPINION: Mboweni's economic plan likely to flounder on rocks of mistrust

2019-10-10 05:00

While Tito Mboweni must be commended for the initiative of producing a new economic blueprint, the reality of the economic challenges facing the country cannot be ignored, writes Thami Ntenteni.

IN NUMBERS: How SA's spend on safety stacks up against the world's most violent countries

2019-09-22 08:24

According to the 2018 Global Peace Index, SA spent 17% of GDP on homicide alone.

Eskom maintains Medupi, Kusile construction budgets are correct

2019-09-03 05:00

Eskom told Fin24 that the figures presented to Scopa were approved project budgets and not estimated costs, and that the budgets did not include interest during construction.

Gordhan's private office gets R20m – here’s how it compares to his colleagues

2019-09-02 16:21

Staff in Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan's private office amounts earn salaries totaling R16.5m, according to the minister.

MPs rush to pass Appropriation Bill before end of July deadline

2019-07-31 12:40

The National Council of Provinces has approved the 2019 Appropriation Bill, but opposition MPs say the processing of the bill has been rushed.

Eskom says carbon tax could cost R11.5 billion a year in 2023

2019-07-10 08:03

South Africa’s troubled state-owned power utility has yet another thing to worry about - a big carbon tax bill expected to kick in from 2023.

This will likely be the cheapest SONA in 5 years - R500,000 cheaper than the last one in February

2019-06-20 07:21

The June 2019 State of the Nation Address' marketing and advertising budget has seen a “drastic reduction”.

Sifiso Skenjana: Something in the weather? The rapidly rising cost of natural disasters

2019-05-02 05:00

The cost of natural disasters is rising. It's time to budget accordingly, says Sifiso Skenjana.

5 SA wine experts recommend their best white wines under R100

2019-04-24 09:29

We asked some of South Africa’s best wine voices which bottle of wine they would buy if they had only one hundred rand. Here’s what they said:

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