Wednesday, 28 October 2020 10:19

Mini-budget: A tough balancing act

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni faces a tough juggling act this afternoon, when he presents the 2020 Medium Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) in Parliament.

President Cyril Ramaphosa says the financial and operational challenges faced by power utility Eskom are not caused by the Independent Power Producer (IPP) programme.

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni says the South African Revenue Service will collect R15.4 billion less than earlier projected.

President Cyril Ramaphosa says government will, in the coming days, announce details of a stimulus package aimed at reigniting growth and creating jobs. 

President Cyril Ramaphosa says there is a need to radically transform urban spatial planning to ensure that citizens, particularly the poor and the working class, live closer to places of work and amenities.

South Africa’s economy grew by 3.1% in the fourth quarter of 2017 ending the year on a strong footing, Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) announced on Tuesday.

Tuesday, 05 September 2017 16:04

SA economy exits technical recession

South Africa’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) grew by 2.5% in the second quarter of 2017, Statistician General Pali Lehohla said on Tuesday.

South Africans can expect growth of 1.3% in 2017, which is expected to improve moderately to over 2% in the medium term, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan said on Wednesday.

Wednesday, 22 February 2017 19:01

Good news for affordable housing market

As Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan tabled what appeared to be a pro-poor budget, he has announced that relief will be given to the affordable housing market.

Wednesday, 23 April 2014 12:55

Infrastructure Development Bill overview

The Infrastructure Development Bill was first introduced in February 2012 with the aim to fast track infrastructure development projects in South Africa.

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