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Inflation expected to drop below 6% | 22-10-2014

Cape Town – South African consumers can breathe a sigh of relief as the cost of living is likely to drop to moderate levels.

Budget adjusted to tackle Ebola, disaster management | 22-10-2014

Cape Town – Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene says the National Treasury has had to make several adjustments to the budget of national departments to cater for unavoidable spending needs.

Employers buying in to government's Employment Tax Incentive | 22-10-2014

Cape Town – Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene says there are early indications that government’s Employment Tax Incentive, which was introduced earlier this year, is attracting buy-in from employers.

Efforts to combat corruption continue | 22-10-2014

Cape Town - Efforts to combat corruption will continue, National Treasury said on Wednesday.

Finance Minister to deliver MTBPS | 22-10-2014

Cape Town – The attention of the nation will be on the National Assembly when Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene tables his first ever Medium Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) as the principal responsible for the public purse.

National Treasury expecting African Bank relisting next year | 22-10-2014

Cape Town – National Treasury says it expects African Bank to be relisted early next year as it is already showing signs of stability.

Transforming ordinary spaces into great places | 22-10-2014

Pretoria – Human Settlements Minister Lindiwe Sisulu is working with planning practitioners and decision-makers to transform ordinary places into “Great Places”.

Government announces measures to narrow deficit | 22-10-2014

Cape Town - Government has proposed a series of measures to narrow the country’s budget deficit from 4.1% this year to 2.5% over the next three years.

President Zuma had no interview with The Guardian | 22-10-2014

Pretoria - The Presidency has placed on record that President Jacob Zuma did not have an interview with British newspaper, The Guardian, on the Oscar Pistorius trial or any other matter this week.

Government proposes new framework for state-owned companies | 22-10-2014

Cape Town - Government has proposed a new framework for funding state-owned companies, which will include closer monitoring of such entities.

Bird flu costs SA R4bn | 22-10-2014

Pretoria - The outbreak of the bird flu virus, commonly known as avian influenza, in the past few years has cost the country about R4 billion, says Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Minister Senzeni Zokwana.

NYDA invites students to apply for scholarships | 22-10-2014

Pretoria - The National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) has invited young matriculants to apply for scholarships.

Winterveldt homeless to receive houses soon | 22-10-2014

Pretoria - All unoccupied and vandalised low-cost (RDP) houses will soon be repaired, completed and handed over to homeless and approved beneficiaries in Winterveldt.

Treasury's spending priorities for the next three years | 22-10-2014

Cape Town – The National Treasury has proposed increasing its spending over the next three years on initiatives that will boost job creation, education and skills development.

More farmers benefit from N West livestock subsidy scheme | 22-10-2014

Pretoria – North West Premier Supra Mahumapelo has handed over bulls to livestock farmers in the Ngaka Modiri Molema District as part of that province’s Sire Subsidy Scheme.

Full speech: 2014 Medium Term Budget Policy Statement Speech | 22-10-2014

2014 Medium Term Budget Policy Statement Speech

President wishes Hindu community a happy Diwali | 22-10-2014

Pretoria – President Jacob Zuma has extended good wishes to the Hindu, Tamil, Gujerati and other communities who celebrate Diwali or Deepavali, as it is also known.

MPs react to mini-budget | 22-10-2014

Cape Town – Members of Parliament have responded to Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene’s inaugural Medium Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS), which he tabled in Parliament on Wednesday.

National Treasury signals shift in fiscal policy | 22-10-2014

Cape Town - Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene today tabled the 2014 Medium Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) which signals a shift in the country’s fiscal policy.

Maintenance work on Usutu water pipeline underway | 22-10-2014

Pretoria – The Department of Water and Sanitation says the planned outage on the Usutu water pipeline, which started on Monday, is being well managed.

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