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Budget 2017

Credible Gordhan stymied by political and policy paralysis

Feb 23 2017 19:55

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

    Inside Labour

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

    Feb 24 2017 05:00

    The government should scrap VAT - a tax that penalises the poor - and abolish income tax for those earning less than R500 000 a year, says Terry Bell.

    Opinion

    BOOK REVIEW: How to hone your impromptu speaking skills

    Feb 23 2017 05:00

    The value to one’s career of participating in meetings early, clearly and well cannot be overlooked. But it has been, says Ian Mann.

    Budget 2017

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

    Feb 22 2017 06:01

    Last year, Pravin Gordhan was seen as a saviour following the Nene debacle. He was the interim captain of a floundering ship. This year is different, writes Daniel Silke.

    Budget 2017

    Battle for the soul of SA's democracy far from over

    Feb 22 2017 01:50

    The integrity of our state and the viability of its economy cannot be safeguarded if we let a small group of powerful marauders take over our National Treasury, says Solly Moeng.

    Budget 2017

    #Budget2017: Fiscal consolidation could cost Gordhan his job

    Feb 22 2017 07:50

    Fiscal consolidation is a given imperative amid the reality of a looming political situation and an obvious split in ANC thinking on the economy, says Jaco Leuvennink.

    Budget 2017

    Budget gains could be wiped out if Gordhan goes

    Feb 21 2017 14:59

    The elephant in the budget room is Pravin Gordhan's future - should he lose his job very few, if any, positive outcomes from a prudent budget may come to fruition, says André Roux.

    Economy

    Friends & friction: Our young leaders must rise to the fore

    Feb 19 2017 08:17

    It doesn’t matter whether you are on the left or right of the political spectrum, the world is experiencing a severe drought of leadership.

    Opinion

    Zuma statue: Let's get the facts right

    Feb 17 2017 15:19

    False news makes a difference to what people think - it shifts policymakers’ positions and executives’ votes, and lives on in cyberspace forever, says Mandi Smallhorne.

    Budget 2017

    Unleash South Africa's business spirit, dear Minister

    Feb 20 2017 05:01

    Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan should structure fiscal policy to improve business confidence and boost investment, says economist Lesiba Mothata.

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    Opinion

    How economic miracles are funded - is SA taking the opposite course?

    Feb 17 2017 05:01

    Creating new money and lending or spending it wisely so that competent people can create new jobs is what creates a booming economy, say Edward Ingram and Riekie Cloete.

    Inside Labour

    Inside Labour: Living wages versus poverty wages

    Feb 17 2017 05:01

    The demand for a living minimum wage is not a plea for charity but for workers to get back a bigger share of the wealth their labour creates, says Patrick Craven.

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