Had Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan raised VAT, he would probably have been fired.
Gordhan’s budget was disappointing and even a bit depressing, says Jaco Leuvennink.
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Letters between Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan and South African Revenue Service commissioner Tom Moyane indicate an acrimonious relationship, according to the Mail & Guardian.
SA stocks have returned an average 7.2%, more than 2 percentage points above the global average and the most among 23 nations, according to data going back 117 years.
The government does not understand why everybody is picking on its agreement with Russia to possibly supply the country with nuclear power infrastructure, a high court has heard.
Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan holds shares, from as little as R200 to R200 000, in a wide range of listed companies, he declared to parliament’s ethics committee.
Nuclear power plants operate cheaply and efficiently. However, it is the construction of the plant which has the greatest bearing on the high costs, says an expert.
The appreciation in the rand over the past year has eased inflationary pressures, according to Overberg Asset Management.
OUTA plans to lay a complaint with the Competition Commission to fine and unbundle Eskom, in a bid to undo what it described as the power utility’s “monopolistic control”.
The chief parliamentary whip of the ruling party has thrown his support behind the deputy president as the party’s next leader amid fears the ANC may lose power in 2019.
The SA Institute of Black Property Practitioners supports the president's call in his State of the Nation Address for land reform and transformation of the property sector.
The SA government’s efforts to develop a viable fuel cell manufacturing industry are gaining traction, says Minister of Trade and Industry Dr Rob Davies.
An outbreak of fall armyworms that has attacked corn plants may spread to sugarcane in the KwaZulu-Natal province, says the Agricultural Research Council.
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Obama’s farewell speeches present a cautionary tale of how South Africa could be going.
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Waking up early can boost personal productivity. Here are some tips to tackle those early starts.
A growing crisis in SA's education sector could portend a grim future for the country.
There may be others who have not yet been identified, have a lot to lose and need to hide.
Market sentiment may be driven by politicians and not central banks' monetary policies.
National Treasury says South Africa’s financial sector regulatory reform process is well under way, following allegations of rand rigging and market allocation by several banks.
A tax on sugar-sweetened beverages as proposed by National Treasury is a smart instrument to reduce consumption, says an academic from the University of Cape Town.
While being questioned for allegedly bribing South Korea’s president, Samsung Group’s Jay Y. Lee is locked up at a prison notorious for housing convicted billionaires, a serial killer and the hangman’s noose.
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