Mboweni announces R2 billion in personal tax relief
Relief for taxpayers will come through above-inflation increases in all tax brackets and will be welcome news, although excise duties on alcohol and tobacco go up along with a 25 cent a litre increase in fuel levies.
Finance Minister Mboweni expected to deliver gloomy Budget Speech
Shortfalls in revenue collection mean Finance Minister Tito Mboweni will have to announce cuts in government spending but he must also tread cautiously so as not to affect service delivery.
Sona debate wrap: Ramaphosa takes aim at GBV, apartheid; stays firm on Eskom
On Thursday, President Cyril Ramaphosa responded to the debate on his State of the Nation Address (Sona) delivered last week.
ANC’s Boy Mamabolo apologises to Malema & wife for ‘insensitive’ abuse claims
The ANC MP snuck in an official apology via social media in the early hours of Friday morning.
Ramaphosa apologises to Malema family for abuse allegations
During the State of the Nation Address debate on Wednesday, Boy Mamabolo accused Julius Malema of physically abusing his wife.
Ramaphosa primed to respond to Sona debate
This afternoon President Cyril Ramaphosa will be the only person to speak in Parliament when he gets the chance to reply to the compliments and criticism his State of the Nation Address has provoked.
'He thinks he's in charge': Lamola lashes 'power-hungry' Malema in Sona debate
Justice Minister Ronald Lamola, who was once Malema’s deputy when he was still leader of the ANC Youth League, took aim when he wrapped up the second and final day of debate on the President’s State of the Nation Address (Sona).
Mantashe to make it possible for govt to procure more power
He’s told Parliament that he’s finalised ministerial determinations in terms of Section 34 of the Electricity Regulation Act and that these are now with energy regulator, the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa).
Sona debate: DA's Steenhuisen accuses Ramaphosa of choosing party before country
Accusing President Ramaphosa of turning his promise of a new dawn into 'new despair', DA interim leader John Steenhuisen blamed him for failing to make the needed reforms to free up the economy, win back investors and create jobs.
Sona debate descends into chaos over Malema, Ramaphosa abuse claims
EFF leader Julius Malema left the House with fellow EFF members after he failed to withdraw his accusation that President Cyril Ramaphosa had assaulted his late former wife and was ordered out of the House.
‘Instead of a new dawn, there is a new despair’ - Steenhuisen
Speaking during the debate on President Cyril Ramaphosa’s Sona, Steenhuisen accused the president of putting his party first, instead of South Africans.
'Are you abusing your wife?' Mamabolo asks Malema in Parly
Julius Malema was in full flight when he agreed to answer a question from ANC MP Boy Mamabolo.
Kganyago: Impact of coronavirus on SA economy hard to predict
The virus, which emerged in the Chinese city of Wuhan last year, has so far infected more than 73,000 people in China and 25 other countries and caused nearly 2,000 fatalities so far.
Sovereign wealth fund & state bank coming, Ramaphosa reveals in Sona
President Cyril Ramaphosa said more details on these plans and steps to fix the country’s precarious public finances would be announced by Finance Minister Tito Mboweni when he delivered his Budget Speech in two weeks’ time.
EFF MPs to face Parly inquiry after disrupting Sona
In an unprecedented move, National Assembly Speaker Thandi Modise was forced to briefly suspend proceedings after the EFF raised multiple points of order, each time the president started to speak.
Load shedding has severely affected efforts to rebuild economy - Ramaphosa
‘Every time it occurs [load shedding], it disrupts people’s lives, causing frustration, inconvenience, hardship.’
Ramaphosa: We must make SA work for young people, so they can work for SA
President Cyril Ramaphosa focused much of his State of the Nation Address on youth unemployment, saying it was the biggest problem the country faced.
'This year, we fix fundamentals': Ramaphosa's Sona puts economy, growth at fore
The president defended his consensus-building approach, saying that forging compacts were no sign of weakness but rather, the building blocks to deal with the country’s social and economic woes.