Can Mboweni give Ramaphoria a second wind?

2018-10-30 08:36

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.

Mboweni's maiden speech: All pizzazz and no substance?

2018-10-25 07:55

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.

Public service wage approach must be more creative, Mboweni says

2018-10-24 22:24

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.

Public wage bill is a fully fledged fiscal risk, Mboweni warns

2018-10-24 15:07

Between 2006-07 and 2017-18, compensation spending on the main budget more than tripled from R154bn to R480bn.

Eskom turnaround plan expected within days - Mboweni

2018-10-24 14:28

Government will have a new turnaround strategy from the board of Eskom within days, says Finance Minister Tito Mboweni.

Government to make three items VAT exempt in 2019

2018-10-24 14:07

Government will zero-rate white bread flour, cake flour and sanitary pads from April 1 next year.

Markets unfazed with heat on Mboweni before mini budget

2018-10-23 08:14

As the temperature in Cape Town soared to 36 degrees Celsius, Finance Minister Tito Mboweni may be feeling heat of a different kind.

ANALYSIS: Mboweni's back - and this is what he's bringing

2018-10-09 20:59

South Africa’s new finance minister is eminently qualified… and he is an avocado farmer, too.


Cabinet welcomes medium term budget, promises debt reduction

2018-10-26 12:53

Cabinet has said that government remains committed to stabilising debt and bringing debt levels down.

5 key talking points from Mboweni's mini budget as SA reaches a 'crossroads'

2018-10-24 23:00

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.

A 'ball of fun' to 'same old same old' - Twitter reacts to Mboweni's MTBPS

2018-10-24 16:12

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".

OVERVIEW: 10 important reads on Tito Mboweni's #MTBPS2018

2018-10-24 15:05

New Finance Minister Tito Mboweni has delivered his maiden mini budget speech against a tough economic backdrop. Here are 10 stories to read.

Despite VAT hike, state predicts R27.4bn revenue shortfall

2018-10-24 14:07

Despite increasing the VAT rate earlier in the year, the state is again facing a multi-billion rand revenue shortfall.

Markets WRAP: Financials hold ground despite rand's budget beating

2018-10-24 07:31

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.

Nene resignation sets standard for Cabinet ministers, says Wits economist

2018-10-10 11:05

Former Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene's decision to reign is honorable, says economist Professor Jannie Rossouw.

Nene to deliver mini budget on October 24 in tough economic environment

2018-09-12 11:02

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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