Instead of focusing on rebuilding the country after years of state capture, we were distracted by a sideshow, writes Mandy Wiener.
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If Tito Mboweni sticks to this strategy, he could become South Africa's most effective finance minister, despite being in the job at the most difficult period since 1994, writes Max du Preez.
Tito Mboweni's maiden speech as finance minister might as well have begun, "call me Tito". He played the man who has come in to clean up a mess after the original cleaners turned out to be the mess, writes Gabriel Crouse.
Minister of Finance Tito Mboweni’s remarks come at a time when government is grappling with unions over wage increases and fears of retrenchments in the public service.
Between 2006-07 and 2017-18, compensation spending on the main budget more than tripled from R154bn to R480bn.
Government will have a new turnaround strategy from the board of Eskom within days, says Finance Minister Tito Mboweni.
Government will zero-rate white bread flour, cake flour and sanitary pads from April 1 next year.
As the temperature in Cape Town soared to 36 degrees Celsius, Finance Minister Tito Mboweni may be feeling heat of a different kind.
South Africa’s new finance minister is eminently qualified… and he is an avocado farmer, too.
Cabinet has said that government remains committed to stabilising debt and bringing debt levels down.
Finance Minister Tito Mboweni delivered the Medium Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) on Wednesday afternoon, outlining the elements that have had a significant impact on the South African economy.
Twitter reacted with mixed reviews of newly-minted Finance Minister Tito Mboweni's maiden budget speech - with some twitterati saying they had heard it all before. Others, however, welcomed Mboweni's easy approach that made the budget "understandable for us all".
New Finance Minister Tito Mboweni has delivered his maiden mini budget speech against a tough economic backdrop. Here are 10 stories to read.
Despite increasing the VAT rate earlier in the year, the state is again facing a multi-billion rand revenue shortfall.
Financials held on to their gains despite the rand's slump on worries over the health of the SA economy following Finance Minister Tito Mboweni's mini budget.
Former Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene's decision to reign is honorable, says economist Professor Jannie Rossouw.
The finance minister will deliver the mini budget in a tough economic environment with SA in a technical recession after two successive quarters of negative economic growth.
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