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    Budget 2020 | Treasury announces three-year R160bn proposal to cut state wage bill.


INSIDE LABOUR: The 'pie in the sky' Budget

Feb 27 2020 19:50

More than a century ago, the great labour movement balladeer, Joe Hill, wrote and sang about politicians promising "pie in the sky, by and by". And he also sang that street corner preachers promised that the pie would would also arrive, but only "when you die", says Terry Bell.

Budget 2020

Budget 2020 | READ: Minister Mboweni's speech in full

Feb 26 2020 16:04

The Aloe Ferox survives and thrives when times are tough. It actually prefers less water. It wins even when it seems the odds are against it, says Minister Tito Mboweni.


OPINION | I'm sick of sideshows and 'sorrys'

Feb 25 2020 06:00

What's so troubling when sideshows overtake the main event is the plain disrespect to the people of our country, says Marelise van der Merwe.

Budget 2020

Daniel Silke | Budget 2020 will be more pain than gain

Feb 24 2020 21:02

'Walking a tightrope', 'fine balancing act' and 'tough juggling performance' are well-worn phrases to describe the unenviable task that Finance Minister Tito Mboweni has in his attempts to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat in the 2020 Budget on Wednesday, says Daniel Silke.


OPINION | Pompeo on land reform: Is SA's trade relationship with the US under threat?

Feb 21 2020 06:01

United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s criticism of the South African government's proposed policy of Expropriation without Compensation suggests that the US-SA commercial and diplomatic relationship is under significant strain, says David Ansara.



OPINION | Do your homework: how to assess potential Section 12J investments

Feb 20 2020 07:00

A 12J investment is available to individuals, companies and trusts and is 100% tax deductible in the year of investment. Dino Zuccollo offers some advice on how to determine which one to select for investment.

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Cuts to the public sector wage bill took centre stage at this year's Budget

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