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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...
Increased allocations in grants, education and health

Increased allocations in grants, education and health

The National Treasury will in the 2019/20 financial year set aside R567 billion for social grant payments, Finance Minister Tito Mboweni announced during the...
Can South Africa keep the lights on? flickr/ Paul Saad

Is South Africa on the cusp of a major shift in...

South Africans go to the polls this year. And for the first time the country’s energy future is becoming a significant subject of contestation. This...

Panel of experts to assess Eskom’s challenges

Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan says the Eskom Board will appoint a panel of experts to do an assessment of all the power supply...
Communities, mining corporations and corruption in South Africa

Communities, mining corporations and corruption in South Africa

During the apartheid era in South Africa, the mining industry operated without restraint and had undue influence over government decision-making. This created an environment...
Government to engage Sibanye on possible job cuts

Government to engage Sibanye on possible job cuts

The Department of Mineral Resources will engage Sibanye-Stillwater on its announcement of possible retrenchments at two of its gold operations. “The department will engage with...
Eskom battles under mounting debt

Eskom battles under mounting debt

High levels of debt and default risk have left Eskom in dire straits as the power utility battles to meet demand. The embattled parastatal is...
There needs to be a more systematic approach to classifying rainfall seasonality in South Africa. Shutterstock

Scientists split on South Africa’s winter and summer rainfall zones

South Africa is among a handful of countries that experience winter rainfall in some areas and summer rainfall in others. The southwestern tip of...
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