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#FSbudget: FS economy remains sluggish

The Free State’s contribution to South Africa’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) continues to be sluggish, with only a marginal improvement expected in 2019. Treasury MEC,...

Budget Speech brought to the people

The community of Thaba Nchu had a unique experience recently when they were invited to come and witness how the Free State Legislature approaches...

#FSBudget2018 to focus on social and economic transformation

Free State Finance MEC, Elzabe Rockman, is expected to focus heavily on social and economic transformation in her budget speech today. ANC Chief Whip in...

VAT ‘no punishment for the poor’

Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba was at pains to point out on Wednesday that a one-percent VAT increase, the first in 25 years in South...

#FreeEducation: The wheels begin to turn

One of the statements that were made in the Freedom Charter in 1994, was that “education shall be free, compulsory, universal and equal for...

Social Development welcomes social grant increase

The Deputy Minister of Social Development, Hendrietta  Bogopane-Zulu, has welcomed the increase in social grant assistance announced by the Minister of Finance, Pravin Gordhan,...

South Africans need to tighten their belts considerably

An economist says South African households’ should manage their finances very carefully and budget accurately in the period ahead. Raymond Parsons, an economist at the...

‘Efficiency of state owned enterprises still in question’

An economist says the governance, efficiency, and financing of state owned enterprises were not sufficiently addressed by Finance Minister, Pravin Gordhan in his budget...

More needed for economy to grow – Economist

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan's announcement of R28 billion additional taxes is on the higher end of what was expected, but experts believe a lot...

Hoër belasting dalk onvermydelik

Suid-Afrikaners kan dalk uitsien na hoër belasting, as ons enigsins hoop om die land se ekonomie 'n hupstoot te gee. Dit is die opinie van...

Gordhan should focus on economic growth

Minister of Finance, Pravin Gordhan, is expected to be careful of this year’s budget allocation and his spending priorities, more specifically in the field...

FS premier outlines budget

Free State Premier Ace Magashule, REFILWE MEKOA

MEC mum on budget figures

Free State Education MEC Tate Makgoe. REFILWE MEKOA

Tax on cigarettes could save more lives in South Africa.

In the recent Budget Speech 2014 announcement, tax on cigarettes is expected to increase by 59 cents bringing hope to the healthcare industry that,...

No relief in sight for consumers

Cape Town. - There is no doubt that many consumers will again feel the pinch in the latest budget, warned Laurence Hillman, managing director...

Mixed opinions ahead of budget speech

Johannesburg. - Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan will present the National Budget in Parliament today. SA Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Sacci) CEO Neren Rau said...