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Nene speech reveals tough times in the economy

Wednesday 22 October 2014 20:27

Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene's mid-term budget speech has revealed deep cracks in the country's fiscus.

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Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene says Eskom will borrow a total of R250 billion over the next five years supported by existing guarantees from government.
Nene announces funding structure for state owned companies

Wednesday 22 October 2014 17:54

Government is proposing a new framework for funding state-owned companies that will distinguish purely commercial commercial activities

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Political parties's reactions to mid-term budget

Wednesday 22 October 2014 17:49

Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene should have placed more emphasis on dealing with wasteful expenditure according to the United Democratic Movement (UDM).

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Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene  says South Africa's performance has deteriorated over the past several years reiterating the significance of a shift in fiscal policy.
Treasury pushes to reduce budget deficit

Wednesday 22 October 2014 16:02

Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene says the 2014 Mid Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) signals a shift in fiscal policy

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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.

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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.

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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.

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South Africa sees slightly wider 2014/15 budget deficit of 4.1%

Wednesday 22 October 2014 14:11

South Africa expects a slightly wider budget deficit of 4.1 percent of GDP for 2014/15 from the 4% seen in February.

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UDM leader Bantu Holomisa says the party is concerned about Baleka Mbethe’s allegations that she received share allocations from Goldfileds.
UDM requests Parliament to investigate Mbete

Wednesday 22 October 2014 11:51

United Democratic Movement leader Bantu Holomisa has formally requested Parliament's Joint Ethics and Members Interest Committee to investigate National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete.

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Nhlanhla Nene will table the 2014 Medium Term Budget Policy Statement in Parliament on Wednesday.
Nene needs to show govt can contain expenditure: Economist

Wednesday 22 October 2014 09:36

Head of the School of Economics at Wits University, Professor Jannie Rossouw, says Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene needs to show that government can contain expenditure.

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There's a prediction Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene will cut National Treasury's February forecast of year-on-year GDP growth of 2.7% to around 1.5%.
Nene to present his first mid-term budget speech in Parliament

Wednesday 22 October 2014 07:03

Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene will present his maiden mid-term budget speech in Parliament on Wednesday.

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There's a prediction Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene will cut National Treasury's February forecast of year-on-year GDP growth of 2.7% to around 1.5%.
Nene could use his maiden budget speech to appeal to govt workers

Wednesday 22 October 2014 06:54

Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene could use his maiden budget speech on Wednesday to appeal to more than 1.3 million government workers to demand wages in line with inflation.

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Leadership is tested in times of strife

Wednesday 22 October 2014 06:07

When Nhlanhla Nene takes the floor on Wednesday afternoon to present his very first Medium Term Budget Policy Statement for 2015/16, he will be under intense scrutiny.

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EFF MPs disrupted Parliament in August demanding that Jacob Zuma pay back the money used  for upgrades at his Nkandla home.
EFF disruption in Parliament took everyone by surprise: Steunhuisen

Wednesday 22 October 2014 05:46

DA Chief Whip John Steunhuisen says the chaos that erupted during President Jacob Zuma's oral reply session two months ago took almost everyone in parliament by surprise.

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Regina Mohlomi questioned on EFF chaos in parly

Monday 20 October 2014 19:11

The National Assembly's Sergeant at Arms faced pressing questions about the role she played on the day chaos erupted in the National Assembly during President Jacob Zuma's oral reply session.

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Six witnesses to give evidence in EFF inquiry

Monday 20 October 2014 08:03

Parliament's Powers and Privileges Committee says all six witnesses who have been called to give evidence in the inquiry of the 20 affected EFF MPs are expected to appear before it on Monday.

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Pansy Tlakula resigned in September.
IEC gets legal help to recoup R2m

Sunday 19 October 2014 17:01

The IEC has approached lawyers to help determine how to recoup money used for the legal battles of its former chairwoman Pansy Tlakula.

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Parliament's select committee on international relations says there should be economic development in rural areas.
Make economic development meaningful: Makue

Sunday 19 October 2014 10:00

Economic development should be made meaningful to those who live far away from economic hubs in South Africa, Parliament's select committee on international relations said on Sunday.

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Sexual abuse in schools on the rise

Friday 17 October 2014 19:38

Reports of sexual abuse involving teachers and pupils are on the increase.

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Parliament endorses suspension of two more magistrates

Friday 17 October 2014 11:25

Parliament's Select Committee on Security and Justice has recommended that the NCOP endorse the suspension of two additional Magistrates as requested by the Magistrates Commission.

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