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Snip, snip: Mboweni eyes wage bill, o...

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni has doubled down on his commitment to curb government spending by slashing the public sector wage bill. The treasury’s budget document, released on Wednesday, restated its plans to radically reduce spending on public servants’ compensation, which accounts for 32% of government expenditure over the medium term. In the 2019-20 financial year, […]

Stop squeezing the middle class

South Africa’s democratic life is now as old as Nelson Mandela’s time was in prison. His post-1994 motif of the “rainbow nation” has aged with time too, its bright-dream colours fading into divisions of black and white, rich and poor. One of the rainbow’s stripes which seems to have diminished has nothing to do with […]

The budget-balancing act takes centre...

Economists have projected a better-than-expected budget deficit as Finance Minister Tito Mboweni prepares to update the country on the state of the fiscus. Most will be looking towards how the government will strike a balance between narrowing the deficit further and stimulating the economy. Last year, the national treasury forecast that the country’s budget deficit […]

‘Held to ransom’: Pfizer demands gove...

Pfizer has been accused of “bullying” Latin American governments in Covid-19 vaccine negotiations and has asked some countries to put up sovereign assets, such as embassy buildings and military bases, as a guarantee against the cost of any future legal cases, the Bureau of Investigative Journalism can reveal. In the case of one country, demands […]

Sopa: Makhura takes hard line on corr...

Gauteng premier David Makhura went into detail on his plans to root out corruption in his state of the province address (Sopa), whereas Eastern Cape premier Oscar Mabuyane barely made any mention of it.  The two leaders delivered their versions of the Sopa almost at the same time on Tuesday in speeches many had anticipated […]

Maths and physical science pass rates...

The results of the two subjects that almost plunged the 2020 matric examinations into chaos have shown a decline.  Of the 233 315 candidates who wrote mathematics, 125 526 passed, resulting in a 53.8% pass rate, down from 54.6% in 2019.  Of the 174 310 candidates who wrote physical science, only 114 758 passed, equating […]

Zondo asks Constitutional Court to ja...

The Zondo commission has asked the Constitutional Court for an urgent order declaring former president Jacob Zuma in contempt of court and sentencing him to two years in prison for defying summonses served to testify before the inquiry into state capture. The application was filed with the apex court on Monday after Zuma defied the […]

NPA counters attack by Zuma Foundatio...

The National Prosecution Authority (NPA) has described former president Jacob Zuma’s claim that his arms-deal corruption case will be unnecessarily delayed this week and should, therefore, be struck off the roll as “exceedingly disingenuous”. Zuma on Sunday suggested his scheduled court appearance in the graft case in Pietermaritzburg on Tuesday amounted to an attempt to […]

Sierra Leone: Drugs + HIV or Aids + C...

Peace starts with the inner person. But, within myself I do not have peace. Every time I think about my situation, I feel so bad and it affects me a lot.” Dutch, as he prefers to be called, is HIV-positive, and was once a drug user. He is now an agent for change in his […]

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