The Budget presents a dilemma to the unions. Mboweni himself grappled with the conflicting demands, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.
The United States wants to build on its "strategic partnership" with Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, the State Department has said, despite its concerns over political freedom in his country.
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has won a second term with 96.9% of valid votes, state media reported, raising a previous tally from the preliminary count.
With the re-election of Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, all of Egypt's six presidents bar one have been from the ranks of the military, which overthrew the monarchy in 1952.
Egypt's pro-government media say preliminary results of this week's presidential election show a landslide win for President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi, who faced no serious challenge, and a turnout hovering around 40%.
Egyptians are voting on the final day of an election that is virtually guaranteed to hand a second four-year term to President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi
Turnout appeared low as Egyptians have voted on the second day of an election that President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi is virtually certain to win, after all serious rivals were either arrested or intimidated into dropping out
Egyptians will choose their next president in elections starting Monday, with President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi expected to easily secure a second four-year term.
The army's ouster of Egypt's first democratically elected civilian president, Mohammed Morsi, in July 2013 has led to a general clampdown under the regime of Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.
With upcoming election, Egypt breaks with most pretense of democratic process, insisting stability is the priority.
Thousands of Egyptian expatriates have headed to polling stations across the world to cast their ballots in the presidential elections.
Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi's victory in last week's election was never in doubt, but the vote has produced a surprise runner-up - an unusually large number of invalid ballots.
With his trademark black sunglasses and blanket media presence, Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, elected this week to a second term in office, projects an air of benign paternalism.
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has been reelected for a second term with 92% of the vote, preliminary results showed, but turnout of just 40% dented his push for popular legitimacy.
Egyptians have finished voting on the final day of an election that is virtually guaranteed to hand a second four-year term to President Abdel-Fattah a-Sisi
Officials are using a mixture of incentives, bullying and cajoling to try to boost turnout in Egypt's election.
Egyptians are voting for a second day in a lackluster election that President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi is virtually certain to win after all serious rivals were either arrested or intimidated into dropping out of the balloting.
In the Egyptian village of Abu Shosha, far south of Cairo, residents hit hard by economic hardships are planning to vote for President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in elections starting on Monday.
As banners supporting Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's bid for a second term fill Cairo's streets, some who participated in the 2011 democratic uprising say they will boycott this month's "predetermined" elections.
In Cairo's El-Gamaleya neighbourhood where Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi grew up, residents reeling from rising prices plan to support the incumbent in this month's presidential election despite economic woes.
Egypt is seeing a promising rebound in tourism following devastating jihadist attacks, in welcome news to the government of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi as he seeks re-election this month.
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