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Finance Minister, Nhlanhla Nene, says if rising debt levels are left unchecked, they will absorb more and more of government's spending. ( )

Nene puts emphasis on reducing the budget deficit

An under-performing economy and mounting national debt have forced government to take steps to rein in spending.

South Africa's medium term budget highlights
Wednesday 22 October 2014 14:54
Nene boosts higher learning
Wednesday 22 October 2014 14:46
Nhlanhla Nene will table the 2014 Medium Term Budget Policy Statement in Parliament on Wednesday.
Oscar Pistorius spent his first night in jail after he was sentenced to five years in prison for killing his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.
Nhlanhla Nene will table the 2014 Medium Term Budget Policy Statement in Parliament on Wednesday.
NPA spokesperson Nathi Mncube says a decision to appeal the sentence has not been made because the NPA is yet not study the judgment.
Oscar Pistorius spent his first night in jail after he was sentenced to five years in prison for killing his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.

South Africa

Jackson Mthembu was shot and wounded on Sunday evening while drawing money at an ATM in Emalahleni, Mpumalanga.
Police unsure if arrested suspects are linked to Mthembu shooting

Wednesday 22 October 2014 11:00

Police are not sure if the three suspects they are holding in custody are responsible for the shooting and wounding of ANC Member of Parliament, Jackson Mthembu.

Africa

African Minerals chairperson looks to buy London Mining's Marampa mine

Wednesday 22 October 2014 15:31

African Minerals Ltd's Chairperson Frank Timis is looking to buy failed West African miner London Mining's iron ore mine in Sierra Leone from administration through his private company

World

Syria says shoots down two of three Islamic State jets

Wednesday 22 October 2014 15:21

Syria's air force has destroyed two fighter jets operated by Islamic State militants

Politics

Govt urges active citizenry to fight corruption

Wednesday 22 October 2014 14:42

To improve service delivery and fight and prevent corruption in both public and private sectors, government’s anti -corruption task team has managed to probe 169 criminal cases.

Business

Nene puts emphasis on reducing the budget deficit

Wednesday 22 October 2014 15:34

An under-performing economy and mounting national debt have forced government to take steps to rein in spending.

Science

Oscar Pistorius bids his family goodbye after sentencing on Tuesday 21 October 2014.
Unprecedented social media reaction to Oscar Pistorius sentencing

Wednesday 22 October 2014 12:33

Social media saw an unprecedented reaction to the Oscar Pistorius sentencing.

Lifestyle

Nene boosts higher learning

Wednesday 22 October 2014 14:46

Spending on post school education and training will grow faster than any other government programme over the next three years, says  Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene.

Sport

We need to do better: Guardiola

Wednesday 22 October 2014 11:01

Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola, never easy to please, said after his team's 7-1 demolition of AS Roma that the Bundesliga champions can still do better.

Opinion

Oscar Pistorius has been sentenced to five years in prison for the death of his model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
Pistorius sentence is good: Attorney

Wednesday 22 October 2014 09:49

Attorney at Marks Attorneys, Ulrich Roux, says Oscar Pistorius's sentence is good in terms of a conviction of culpable homicide.

National Days 2014

All the latest news on Heritage Day 2014.

Oscar Pistorius Murder Trial

All the latest news, exclusive insight and multimedia from the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius

Celebrating 20 yrs of freedom

South Africa was freed from the shackles of apartheid and the first democratic elections were held in 1994. A journey of freedom is documented in this special feature.

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Latest technology, science and arts news highlights.

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