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Tito Mboweni issues surprise growth strategy

Tito Mboweni issues surprise growth strategy

28/08/2019 - 09:59
On Tuesday, finance minister Tito Mboweni fired a shot across the bows of the government, publishing an economic strategy for the country on the Treasury website. read more
The financial burden that could still await SA’s poor

The financial burden that could still await SA’s poor

05/03/2019 - 10:52
While it seems as though South Africa’s lower economic classes have been given some relief in the 2019 Budget Speech, there may still be one more development in the pipeline that could weigh heavily on the poor.  read more
Sweet surprise for Treasury as sugar tax puts more than expected in the pot

Sweet surprise for Treasury as sugar tax puts more than expected in the pot

31/10/2018 - 09:05
The Treasury has generated more money than it anticipated from its new tax on sugary drinks, despite moves by some manufacturers to reformulate products to reduce their sugar content. read more
Why SA should have hiked VAT at 16%

Why SA should have hiked VAT at 16%

30/10/2018 - 09:11
The 2018 Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) delivered by finance minister Tito Mboweni contained a clear picture of the past mistakes that will continue to haunt South Africa in the coming years. read more
Treasury’s possible challenges following the VAT Panel report

Treasury’s possible challenges following the VAT Panel report

14/08/2018 - 10:57
The recommendations put forward by the review panel on the zero-rating of certain items for Value-Added Tax (VAT), may be challenging for Treasury to enforce.  read more
SA soft drinks industry to meet Treasury over proposed sugar tax

SA soft drinks industry to meet Treasury over proposed sugar tax

14/04/2016 - 10:43
South Africa’s beverage industry body will meet the Treasury next week to discuss the details of a proposed tax on sugar-sweetened drinks, a top official said on Wednesday (13 April). read more
Budget had to protect growth, says Treasury

Budget had to protect growth, says Treasury

04/03/2016 - 09:10
The Treasury has defended the 2016-17 budget against criticism that its fiscal consolidation measures do not go far enough, saying that delicate trade-offs are required. read more
SA has second most embassies in the world – costing us billions

SA has second most embassies in the world – costing us billions

16/11/2015 - 09:10
South Africa has the second most diplomatic embassies in the world, behind only the US, spending R3.2 billion annually on global diplomatic missions. read more
Dissatisfaction with medium-term budget

Dissatisfaction with medium-term budget

30/10/2014 - 09:15
Parliament’s two finance committees intend to interrogate the Treasury’s fiscal plans more thoroughly than has been the case in the past. read more
SA’s foreign exchange, gold reserves decreased in August

SA’s foreign exchange, gold reserves decreased in August

08/09/2014 - 10:28
The South African Reserve Bank’s dollar-denominated holdings of gold and foreign assets decreased by $123m to $49.767bn in August, data released by the Bank on Friday showed. read more
SA to miss 5 million jobs target

SA to miss 5 million jobs target

23/01/2013 - 08:05
Johannesburg - South Africa will likely miss its target of creating five million jobs by 2020, given labour strife and strained relations between the government and private firms, a newspaper quoted a deputy minister as saying.  read more