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25 February 2017
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24 Feb 2017
Monyane asks Zuma to intervene in finance minister dispute
South African Revenue Service (Sars) Commissioner Tom Moyane on Friday disputed Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan’s assertion that there was a tax collection shortfall of over R30-billion which had...
Tax administration developments ‘deeply disturbing’, Davis warns
Judge Dennis Davis, who heads Davis Tax Committee, set up in 2013 to assess South Africa’s tax policy framework, has added his voice to concerns about the state of tax administration in South...
Why Gordhan's silence on South Africa's nuclear option is a good sign
South Africa’s Minister of Finance, Pravin Gordhan said very little about the energy sector in his recent budget speech. The word “energy” came up only once compared with 2016, when it was used...
SA: Jeff Radebe: Address by Minister in the Presidency for PME, on the occasion of the launch of Ivili Loboya Textiles, Impact Hub, Rosebank, Johannesburg (23/02/2017)
The establishment of Ivili Textile is a very important milestone in our efforts to transform the economic landscape in South Africa.
ANCWL slams 'incoherence' between Gordhan's Budget and Zuma's Sona
The African National Congress Women's League (ANCWL) has slammed Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan's Budget Speech as being "incoherent" with President Jacob Zuma's State of the Nation Address...
23 Feb 2017
Gordhan a 'serial lawbreaker' – BLF
The Black First Land First (BFL) movement has laid charges of corruption against Minister of Finance Pravin Gordhan, calling him a "serial lawbreaker". BLF national convener Andile Mngxitama laid...
Agri SA: Agri SA’s response to the 2017 budget speech of the Minister of Finance
“Despite very difficult circumstances, Minister Pravin Gordhan delivered a budget that was indicative of his realisation that the current economic trajectory is unsustainable and that a new...
SADTU: SADTU on the budget speech 2017
The South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (SADTU) has noted the 2017 Budget delivered by Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan. The Budget lacks the radical economic transformation as announced by the...
RAF: National Treasury provides financial relief to the RAF
The additional Fuel Levy allocated to the Road Accident Fund (RAF) has come as a welcome albeit temporary relief to the organisation, including thousands of claimants and their families, and will...
Budget 2017: Nasty surprises still coming on the tax front
Tax increases of R28 billion were announced in the 2017 Budget speech by the Minister of Finance, Pravin Gordhan, on Wednesday, 22 February 2017. While these are the tax increases that will take...
Hospersa: Hospersa critical of failure to cut costs in budget
The Health and Other Service Personnel Trade Union of South Africa (Hospersa) is critical of the little focus given to measures for combating irregular spending in Government.  While the Union...
Treat workers better or lose in 2019, Nehawu warns ANC
The African National Congress (ANC) must stop taking workers for granted, otherwise it will lose the 2019 elections, Nehawu warned on Wednesday. “We have campaigned for the ANC and it is sad when...
22 Feb 2017
Chamber notes Gordhan’s bemoaning of Section 54 stoppages
The Chamber of Mines of South Africa has described Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan as having done an effective job of maintaining fiscal discipline with a budget deficit of 3.1% in these most...
DA disappointed by lack of spending cuts
The Democratic Alliance (DA) on Wednesday said it expected Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan to announce more haircuts for government and reprioritise funding to programmes to employ young people in...
EFF applauds balanced budget, worried about corporate tax
Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader, Julius Malema, has welcomed the tabling of the 2017 budget, calling it a “well-thought of and balanced budget”, but expressed concerns over corporate taxes....
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