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2019 Budget: Dawie Roodt, 'ANC depends on people who don't support them'

Dawie Roodt, ‘ANC depends on people who don’t support them’

In a recent presentation by Dawie Roodt, regarding the 2019 Budget, he discusses the economy and how it is affected by the people who...
An artist's impression of the failed Modderfontein smart city in Johannesburg.

What a failed Johannesburg project tells us about mega cities in...

Six years ago a major development was announced in South Africa. Billed as a game changer, it was meant to alter the urban footprint...
South Africa must end its coal habit. But it's at odds about when and how

South Africa must end its coal habit. But it’s at odds...

South Africa’s power utility Eskom is in crisis. In recent weeks, this has been brought home to South Africa’s 58 million citizens as major...
Impact investments focus on projects with social or environmental value. wk1003mike/Shutterstock

Despite barriers, South Africa is a good place for impact investments

There’s no doubt that the world faces tremendous challenges. There is enough food in our world to feed the hungry – but it’s not...
South Africa has one of the worst rates of youth unemployment in the world. EPA/Nic Bothma

Why a guaranteed jobs scheme in South Africa would pay for...

In his first State of the Nation Address, President Cyril Ramaphosa posed the key question: has South Africa built a society where the injustices...
Financial Advantages of Cannabis Legalization

Financial Advantages of Cannabis Legalization

As of today, the legalization of cannabis for medical and recreational purposes is still widely debated by different governments. Only Uruguay and Canada fully...
SARS intensifying revenue collection efforts

SARS intensifying revenue collection efforts

The South African Revenue Service (SARS) is intensifying its effort to identify and bring to book tax dodgers. This comes after revelation that the revenue...
Reserve Bank seeks public comment on key banks in SA

Reserve Bank seeks public comment on key banks in SA

The South African Reserve Bank (SARB) has invited the public to comment on the discussion paper on the proposed methodology to determine systemically important...
Measures to trim 'unsustainable' public sector wage bill by R27bn

South Africa: Measures to trim unsustainable public sector wage bill by...

Allowing public servants to retire early and reviewing the diplomatic missions staffing structure are some of the measures government will take to trim the...
Budget: More bitter medicine, prognosis worsens

Budget: More bitter medicine, prognosis worsens

The budget has brought more bitter medicine to the country's taxpayers, while the prognosis worsened with the announcement that the initial budget deficit forecast...
Budget speech: Bailouts and NHI remain a grave concern. Photo: AfriForum

Budget speech: Bailouts and NHI remain a grave concern

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni’s budget speech for the 2019/2020 financial year indicates an attempt to rescue South Africa’s floundering economy, as well as state...
South African Finance MInister Tito Mboweni delivering the 2019 budget speech in parliament. GCIS

South Africa’s finance minister delivers a budget designed to steady the...

South Africa is supposed to be a secular state, but one can perhaps forgive Tito Mboweni, the Minister of Finance, for quoting numerous biblical...
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