ANALYSIS: Mboweni, Treasury reveal how political stasis is paralysing government reform

2019-10-30 21:10

Despite Tito Mboweni's plans for the economy, nothing is getting done, political decisions take precedent over sound economic policy and fears over infighting restrains urgency, writes Pieter du Toit.

Pravin wants your views before the mini-budget

2016-10-09 13:59

If you have any views on how economic growth can be accelerated or where government should find the money to fund free tertiary education, National Treasury wants to hear from you.

Busa seeks stronger budget message

2012-10-25 18:35

The medium-term budget, while "balanced and realistic" should have had a stronger economic message, says Business Unity SA.

Pravin Gordhan brave, say parties

2012-10-25 17:14

Political parties have broadly welcomed the mini budget, although some questioned the treasury's influence on the government to implement the policy.

Service: SA not getting 'bang for buck'

2012-10-25 15:47

There is concern that additional budget allocations do not result in commensurate service delivery improvements, says Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan.

Slowing population growth to lighten load

2012-10-25 15:38

Slowing population growth will lighten the load on the state's purse in the long term, says Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan.

Soccer scores more than R450m

2012-10-25 15:22

Amid the finance minister's warnings of a "constrained fiscal environment", treasury has allocated nearly R500m for next year's Africa Cup of Nations tournament.

More money for HIV/Aids programmes

2012-10-25 15:07

A reduction in United States donor funding will see National Treasury allocating more money to the fight against HIV/Aids.

School backlogs grant gets R7bn trim

2012-10-25 15:03

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan has trimmed R7.2bn from the school infrastructure backlogs grant over the next three years.

Gordhan: No major increase in spending

2012-10-25 14:57

Government spending over the next three years will increase only modestly, says Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan.


Gigaba’s day of reckoning

2017-10-22 06:00

Our finance minister needs to stop the bailouts and turnaround plans, and create growth to improve the lives of all South Africans, writes Bonang Mohale.

SA needs luck and discipline

2012-10-25 19:51

It is encouraging that cost-saving efforts are bearing fruit, although treasury has dipped into its contingency reserve, says an economist.

Cautious approval for Gordhan

2012-10-25 18:28

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan's medium-term budget policy statement has been met with cautious approval by business commentators.

Met Health: SA resilient in tough world

2012-10-25 16:38

South Africa was still resilient in a tough world, says Metropolitan Health CEO Blum Khan in response to the 2012/13 budget adjustments.

Gordhan forecasts 780 000 new jobs

2012-10-25 15:38

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan has warned that job creation could be hampered by slower growth and rising wage demands.

Gordhan: Government 'ghosts' must go

2012-10-25 15:36

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan says surplus state employees will be weeded out so that the government can save on its ever-increasing salary bill.

Budget adjustments increase allocations

2012-10-25 15:17

The 2012/13 budget adjustments tabled by Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan provide for an additional R11.523bn in vote allocations.

Mining woes add to wider trade deficit

2012-10-25 15:05

The unrest in the mining sector has contributed to a decline in exports and a widening trade balance, says Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan.

R250bn set aside for infrastructure

2012-10-25 15:00

Government will spend R250bn over the next three years on infrastructure projects that are "shovel ready", says Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan.

Gordhan sticks with budget forecasts

2012-10-25 14:53

Government spending over the next two years will stick to the medium-term forecasts announced in February, says Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan.

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