The new political powerhouses must respect SA's democratic insitutions, says Solly Moeng.
Edward Ingram clarifies some points on banking terminology from his previous essay.
Overconfidence can cause blind spots that may lead to business failure, says Ian Mann.
It is encouraging that cost-saving efforts are bearing fruit, although treasury has dipped into its contingency reserve, says an economist.
Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan has called for reduced inequality and more jobs in his mini budget speech.
The medium-term budget, while "balanced and realistic" should have had a stronger economic message, says Business Unity SA.
Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan's medium-term budget policy statement has been met with cautious approval by business commentators.
Political parties have broadly welcomed the mini budget, although some questioned the treasury's influence on the government to implement the policy.
South Africa was still resilient in a tough world, says Metropolitan Health CEO Blum Khan in response to the 2012/13 budget adjustments.
The markets hardly reacted to the medium-term budget policy statement in afternoon trade.
There is concern that additional budget allocations do not result in commensurate service delivery improvements, says Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan.
Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan has warned that job creation could be hampered by slower growth and rising wage demands.
Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan says surplus state employees will be weeded out so that the government can save on its ever-increasing salary bill.
Government will spend R250bn over the next three years on infrastructure projects that are "shovel ready", says Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan.
Traditional firms are feeling the heat with "virtual" legal service providers on the rise.
The proposed sugar tax is seen as yet another financial ambush on citizens.
SA investors can now buy Krugerrands at a 10% discount - but caution is advised.
A local entrepreneur tells how he has kept his small, black-owned mining business afloat.
The 100MW Kathu Solar Park in Northern Cape will keep the lights on in 50 000 households.
Wayde van Niekerk presents SA with a much-needed symbol of unity, says Solly Moeng.
An analyst weighs in on renewable energy options as lucrative nuclear deals beckon.
Companies practising gender discrimination turn their backs on a vast pool of talent.
Amid the finance minister's warnings of a "constrained fiscal environment", treasury has allocated nearly R500m for next year's Africa Cup of Nations tournament.
Slowing population growth will lighten the load on the state's purse in the long term, says Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan.
Media reports saying that former SABC CEO Frans Matlala got a severance package of R18m are false, his incumbent James Aguma has told parliament.
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