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SA doesn't have money for free higher education - Heher Commission

2017-11-13 13:08

The Heher Commission has found that there is currently no capacity for the state to provide free tertiary education to all students in the country.

Recovery plan for distressed municipalities

2017-10-25 14:59

National Treasury is currently working with other state departments to develop a funding mechanism and recovery plans for municipalities that are in financial distress.

Free higher education for some students will lead to R61bn funding shortfall

2017-10-25 14:21

If government were to finance the full cost of study for 40% of undergraduates it would create a funding shortfall of over R61bn over the next three years, according to National Treasury.

SOE irregular spend: Here are the three worst offenders

2017-10-17 16:59

Auditor-general Kimi Makwetu says Airports Company South Africa, the South African Post Office and the SABC are the top contributors to irregular expenditure by state-owned enterprises.

Eskom banks heavily on China, inks R20bn loan deal

2017-07-06 15:27

Despite a number of scandals, Eskom says international roadshows indicate that there is still a significant appetite from international investors for its bonds.

EXCLUSIVE: Deputy FinMin scored Prasa tenders as agency chair

2017-06-05 06:41

Deputy Finance Minister Sfiso Buthelezi and his brother are beneficiaries of companies that secured contracts worth at least R150m from Prasa while he was board chairperson.

Van Rooyen defends R260m payout to former councillors

2017-05-18 13:17

Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Des van Rooyen has defended paying R260m to former councillors who were not re-elected in last year's local government elections, saying all public office bearers receive payments like this.

Purchase of luxury vehicles for ministers should not make headlines - deputy minister

2017-05-03 09:06

The purchase of luxury vehicles for ministers should not be used as a "political football" or as "headlines", Deputy Communications Minister Thandi Mahabehlala says.

Gigaba assures investors govt won't spend what it doesn't have

2017-04-13 12:49

Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba has reassured local investors that government won’t spend money it doesn’t have and that Treasury is committed to fiscal sustainability and consolidation.

China's finance minister indicates room for more govt debt

2017-03-07 09:16

China still has some flexibility to adjust the budget deficit ratio, says its Finance Minister Xiao Jie, signalling the government will increase government spending.

 

SABC boss' dubious R877 000 bonus

2017-11-12 06:01

The national broadcaster says it was paid to Nomsa Philiso while she headed its commercial division – but it was paid for work before then.

New policies and programmes? Then match it with tax hikes

2017-10-25 14:21

if government wants to introduce any new programmes and policies, they will have to be matched with parallel tax increases, says Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba.

Gigaba vows to spend on poor, despite fiscal pressures

2017-10-25 14:21

Despite fiscal pressures, government will continue spending on core social programmes to benefit poor South Africans, says Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba.

Khoza to demand Muthambi explain family jaunt

2017-07-31 12:45

Makhosi Khoza, chairperson of the portfolio committee on public service and administration, is to demand answers from Faith Muthambi on the allegations that she flew 30 of her family members at taxpayers' expense to Cape Town.

‘Spend on the poor’ says Mathews Phosa

2017-06-11 06:00

The rich can look after themselves, says Mathews Phosa.

Trump seeks $3.6trn in cuts to reshape govt

2017-05-23 09:02

President Donald Trump would dramatically reduce the US government’s role in society with $3.6trn in spending cuts, in a budget plan that shrinks the safety net for the poor.

Zille would welcome probe into R1.1m Singapore trip

2017-05-08 11:46

Western Cape Premier Helen Zille says she would welcome an investigation by the Auditor General into her recent trip to Asia, which cost the taxpayer more than R1.1m.

Don’t just spend, fix productivity

2017-04-23 06:00

South Africa has had several blueprints for its development, going back to the Reconstruction and Development Programme and culminating in the current National Development Plan (NDP).

Taxpayers cough up R136m for suspended govt employees

2017-03-09 21:04

Based on reports received from provinces and national departments, taxpayers have coughed up R136.5m for precautionary suspended government employees.

Key risks facing South Africa’s fiscal consolidation

2017-02-23 07:22

Many of South Africa’s state-owned enterprises are still being poorly managed, said Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan in his 2017 Budget Review.

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