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Budget 2017

Budget squeezing an already bled tax base – IRR

Feb 24 2017 05:00

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan’s budget lacked a plan for growth and austerity, adding more pressure to a burdened tax base, says IRR chief operations officer Gwen Ngwenya.

Budget 2017

Don't personalise Treasury/SARS issue - Gordhan

Feb 23 2017 20:30

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan told MPs not to personalise his engagements with SARS about the tax system and its administrative capabilities.

Budget 2017

Credible Gordhan stymied by political & policy paralysis

Feb 23 2017 19:55

In what might be his last Budget, Gordhan could ultimately not walk that extra mile in providing some type of sustainable programme for growth, says Daniel Silke.

Business and economy

Government plays dirty with renewables

Feb 23 2017 19:52

Research by the CSIR shows that renewable energy is a feasible option for SA, yet government’s proposed long-term energy strategy for the most part snubs renewables.

Budget 2017

Jonas: Monopoly in itself is problematic

Feb 23 2017 19:18

There has been too much focus on white monopoly capital. Monopoly in itself is problematic, says Deputy Finance Minister Mcebisi Jonas.

Mining

Pan African plans 2 000 job cuts, says union

Feb 23 2017 18:36

Pan African Resources is considering job cuts at its Evander gold mine, according the National Union of Mineworkers.

Currencies

Rand dips below R12.80/$

Feb 23 2017 17:52

The rand strengthened to an 18-month high to under R12.80/$ following a decent budget, dollar weakness and an easing of French political risk.

Health

Discovery still optimistic about UK business - CEO

Feb 23 2017 18:26

Discovery’s CEO Adrian Gore speaks to Fin24 about the company's interim results, as well as perspectives on global business opportunities.

 

In other news

Budget 2017: The wealthy will pay more

Feb 23 2017 19:15

A new tax bracket for high-income earners and higher dividends tax were some of the answers finance minister Pravin Gordhan had to finding a R28bn shortfall in tax revenue.

Amazon’s e-book policy squeezes publishers

Feb 23 2017 18:45

As the dominant player in the e-book industry, Amazon has turned the traditional publishing industry upside-down. Now the publishers are trying to fight back.

Shwe’s fashion revolution

Feb 23 2017 18:23

Julia Franco’s social enterprise has reinvented her life and taught her about the meaning of money, work, community and fashion.

BAT Zim full-year volumes down 21%

Feb 23 2017 15:19

British American Tobacco Zimbabwe has reported a 21% drop in sales volumes for the year to end-December 2016 on the back of weak consumer demand.

Massmart shares climb as profits improve on costs

Feb 23 2017 15:05

Walmart’s experience in controlling costs is helping Massmart improve profit as shoppers have been hurt by high food inflation.

UK net migration hits two-year low in Brexit boost

Feb 23 2017 13:47

Net migration to the UK has fallen to its lowest in more than two years, providing a boost for UK Prime Minister as she seeks to reduce the number of foreigners coming to Britain.

Tesla keeping Model 3 steady overshadows CFO exit

Feb 23 2017 13:36

Elon Musk gave Tesla shareholders the welcome news he still plans to deliver his mass-market electric sedan in July.

German domestic demand bolstered growth in final quarter

Feb 23 2017 12:00

Domestic demand has driven German growth in the fourth quarter as trade damped Europe’s largest economy.

Analysis & Opinion

Inside Labour

Inside Labour: A budget by any other name would smell the same

The government should scrap VAT - a tax that penalises the poor - and...

Opinion

BOOK REVIEW: How to hone your impromptu speaking skills

The value to one’s career of participating in meetings early, clearly...

Budget 2017

Beyond the numbers, Gordhan's budget will be a political statement

Last year, Pravin Gordhan was seen as a saviour following the Nene debacle....

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Finweek

Budget 2017: The wealthy will pay more

Feb 23 2017 12:14

A new tax bracket for high-income earners and higher dividends tax were some of the answers finance minister Pravin Gordhan had to finding a R28bn shortfall in tax revenue.

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