South Africa

As custodians of culture, traditional leaders are ideally placed within communities to expose myths around patriarchy and notions of ownership over the bodies of women that continue to persist.

Take the South African National Defence Force into the future -- that’s the message from SANDF Commander-in-Chief President Cyril Ramaphosa to the men and women in uniform.

KwaZulu-Natal MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs (EDTEA), Sihle Zikalala, has welcomed the appointment of Aubrey Shabane as the new Chief Executive Officer of the KwaZulu-Natal Growth Fund (KZNGF).

The South African Revenue Service (SARS) is intensifying its effort to identify and bring to book tax dodgers.

The Department of Women has lauded government’s efforts to support South Africa’s star athlete Caster Semenya through her legal challenge of the International Association of Athletics Federation’s ruling.

Ministers have widely welcomed Finance Minister Tito Mboweni’s 2019 Budget, saying he had done well in the largely unstable economic climate.

The National Treasury will in the 2019/20 financial year set aside R567 billion for social grant payments, Finance Minister Tito Mboweni announced during the 2019 budget speech in Cape Town on Wednesday.

National Treasury has announced that the tax-free threshold for personal income tax will be adjusted slightly upwards to R79 000.

National Treasury says government is committed to narrowing the budget deficit and stabilising debt over the next three years.

Government will in the 2019/20 financial year again increase excise duties on alcohol and tobacco in an effort to raise much-needed revenue for the national fiscus, Finance Minister Tito Mboweni said on Wednesday.

Allowing public servants to retire early and reviewing the diplomatic missions staffing structure are some of the measures government will take to trim the public sector wage bill.

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni says there are a lot of positives that can be considered by ratings agency Moody’s, as he announced on Wednesday measures that government is taking to address concerns over Eskom and the public sector wage bill.

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni says the South African Revenue Service will collect R15.4 billion less than earlier projected.

Government has announced a series of interventions in an effort to curb the rise of medical negligence claims against the State.

Despite a challenging environment, government continues to manage its debt and meet its financing needs in a sustainable manner, National Treasury said on Wednesday.

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