South Africa

Government expenditure on learning will in three years reach R434.2 billion, Finance Minister Tito Mboweni has revealed.

National Treasury will over the next three years allocate an additional R15 million for the establishment of a National Council to combat gender-based violence and femicide.

The National Treasury has unveiled plans aimed at curbing soaring medical malpractice claims and litigation hovering at R100 billion.

Cost pressures on government coffers has seen housing and transport expenditure become the biggest casualties in budget cuts, as the State shifts allocations to new and urgent priorities.

Smokers and drinkers will from Wednesday have to dig deeper into their pockets for cigarettes and alcohol.

Government is ready to establish a state bank, Finance Minister Tito Mboweni said on Wednesday.

Government will over the next three years attempt to reduce the public sector wage bill by R160 billion, Finance Minister Tito Mboweni said on Wednesday.

Tabling a very difficult budget, accompanied by a revenue shortfall amid low growth, Finance Minister Tito Mboweni said government needed to implement reforms and clean house to set the country on a path of recovery.

Government has set aside R16.4 billion to repay guaranteed debt for the struggling airline SAA, the National Treasury said on Wednesday.

From next month, consumers buying property valued at less than R1 million will no longer be required to pay transfer duties, the National Treasury announced on Wednesday.

South Africa’s economy is expected to grow by 0.9% in 2020, National Treasury said on Wednesday.

Despite a tough economic climate and a revenue shortfall of R63 billion, Finance Minister Tito Mboweni has announced tax measures that will give consumers some room to breathe.

The public broadcaster, the SABC, is expected to get the remaining R1.1 billion of its R3.2 billion bailout by the end of next month, the National Treasury said on Wednesday.

The Hawks are investigating multiple instances of tampering at a Transnet fuel pipeline on the road to Koppies Dam in Bloemfontein.

The Department of Trade and Industry (dti) is planning to take up equity in the country’s Special Economic Zones (SEZs), says Trade and Industry Deputy Minister Fikile Majola.

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