It is ironic that coal fired power plants contribute to climate change which could result in the malfunctioning of the power plants, writes Melanie Verwoerd.
Scattered clouds. Cool.
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.
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.
The medium-term budget, while "balanced and realistic" should have had a stronger economic message, says Business Unity SA.
Political parties have broadly welcomed the mini budget, although some questioned the treasury's influence on the government to implement the policy.
There is concern that additional budget allocations do not result in commensurate service delivery improvements, says Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan.
Slowing population growth will lighten the load on the state's purse in the long term, says Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan.
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.
A reduction in United States donor funding will see National Treasury allocating more money to the fight against HIV/Aids.
Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan has trimmed R7.2bn from the school infrastructure backlogs grant over the next three years.
Government spending over the next three years will increase only modestly, says Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan.
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.
It is encouraging that cost-saving efforts are bearing fruit, although treasury has dipped into its contingency reserve, says an economist.
Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan's medium-term budget policy statement has been met with cautious approval by business commentators.
South Africa was still resilient in a tough world, says Metropolitan Health CEO Blum Khan in response to the 2012/13 budget adjustments.
Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan has warned that job creation could be hampered by slower growth and rising wage demands.
Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan says surplus state employees will be weeded out so that the government can save on its ever-increasing salary bill.
The 2012/13 budget adjustments tabled by Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan provide for an additional R11.523bn in vote allocations.
The unrest in the mining sector has contributed to a decline in exports and a widening trade balance, says Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan.
Government will spend R250bn over the next three years on infrastructure projects that are "shovel ready", says Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan.
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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