ARTICLES RELATING TO BUDGET VOTE

Ramaphosa worried about retrenchments in SA

2019-07-17 20:12

President Cyril Ramaphosa said that Cabinet was concerned at reports of a go-slow at the ports, particularly in the Eastern Cape where operations nearly ground to a halt.

Better access to funding for entrepreneurs, minister pledges

2019-07-14 15:04

Minister of Small Business Development Khumbudzo Ntshavheni has said SMMEs must have access to strategic resources and finance, so her department will blend SEFA’s finance model to mix grants and loans.

Mboweni: State-owned bank will tackle sector discrimination

2019-07-12 15:28

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni says National Treasury has agreed to start the process of developing a state-owned commercial bank, with Deputy Finance Minister David Masondo in charge of the process.

SA's public entities on the road to profitability, says Gordhan

2019-07-11 19:47

Minister of Public Enterprises Pravin Gordhan highlighted the importance of restoring state-owned entities to profitability as opposed to being an expense to the fiscus.

SAA board chair resigns

2019-07-11 18:18

Minister of Public Enterprises Pravin Gordhan announced on Thursday that South African Airways board chair JB Magwaza had resigned from the embattled national carrier for personal reasons.

 

Malema warns Ramaphosa: Don’t outsource your authority to a cabal

2019-07-17 16:47

Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema told President Cyril Ramaphosa, "We fought former president Jacob Zuma because he outsourced his power to one family and undermined state organisations. We will not allow you to do the same."

Poultry import tariff a delicate balance, Patel admits

2019-07-12 18:49

Minister of Trade Industry and Competition Ebrahim Patel acknowledged that striking the balance between preserving the local industry and keeping poultry affordable could prove challenging.

Special appropriation to help Eskom coming within two weeks - Mboweni

2019-07-11 20:48

Minister of Finance Tito Mboweni stressed that state-owned entities could no longer continue to languish in ruin on the government’s dime and that this appropriation was necessary to give Eskom a boost on its road to recovery and reorganisation.

Standoff in the chamber: EFF’s indignation and Gordhan’s spunk

2019-07-11 19:22

During a stare down with the Economic Freedom Fighters in Parliament, Minister of Public Enterprises Pravin Gordhan could be heard daring the MPs to up the stakes in their “intimidation”, saying “don’t point fingers” and “they must touch me”.

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