Beyond their physical well-being, we need to worry about how they're going to get through the coming weeks, writes Mandy Wiener.
Finance Minister Tito Mboweni's national budget contains a number of surprises, including income tax relief of around R2 billion.
Government's debt burden is spiralling out of control, and it now has to spend R200 billion a year just on the interest of its loans.
A US appeals court ruled on Monday that President Donald Trump must release eight years of tax returns, dealing a blow to his attempts to keep his personal earnings private.
Solidarity is reviving its plan to have loss-making SAA placed under business rescue, but it is also still willing to engage Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan.
The Gautrain expansion is due to see an additional 150km railway track, and 18 stations added to the network – and it hopes all of South Africa will help to pay for it.
SA's middle class is carrying a disproportionate tax burden and facing a slew of rapidly rising costs to boot, says Ferial Haffajee.
It's you and me footing the bill (through ever-increasing prices and taxes) while others live the high life at our expense, says Solly Moeng.
Treasury has responded to criticisms that it is too optimistic in its economic growth forecasts.
Tensions escalated across Paris with police firing tear gas and using water cannons to quell 'Yellow Vests' protesters on Saturday.
By the time he was 3 years old, Trump was earning $200,000 a year in today's dollars.
As its debt burden grows at an alarming rate, government plans to slash its own spending instead of hitting embattled South Africans with more taxes.
The goods will include frozen pork, pharmaceuticals, and some tech components. The move does not appear to be related to ongoing US trade war talks.
"Given the size of the required adjustment, additional tax measures are under consideration," Treasury warned in its medium-term budget.
Solidarity is embarking on what it has called a "lawful tax protest" campaign, which would include legal actions against state enterprises.
South Africans are way over-taxed, says Ferial Haffajee. Shouldn't the taxes we do pay be put to better use?
Maintaining an unbroken history with SARS could count in your favour later on.
Much higher rates are on the cards.
Raising taxes won't necessarily increase tax revenue, members of Parliament heard.
NHI is a proposed state-run health financing system that aims to pool funds to provide access to quality health services for all South Africans regardless of their economic status.
What do Cyril Ramaphosa and Emperor Justinian have in common? Quite a lot, says Khulekani Magubane.
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