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NSFAS to make payments to students on Friday

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) has confirmed that it has since received its budgetary allocation from National Treasury and will be making...

Secret ballot for vote to oust Mlamleli

The speaker of the Mangaung Metro Council, Mxolisi Siyonzana, has greenlit the motion of no confidence vote against Mayor, Olly Mlamleli, to occur by...

Mboweni speaks of ‘trembling in his boots’ after Moody’s downgrades SA...

After South Africa’s sovereign credit rating was downgraded to subinvestment grade, or “junk status”, by Moody’s – the last ratings agency to do so...

Government still looking for R2bn to save SAA

Government has yet to find the remaining R2 billion needed for the South African Airways (SAA) business rescue plan but has reaffirmed its commitment...

Information drive on government budgets to be held in Bfn

Always wondered how the budget process in government works? Well, the National Treasury, in partnership with civil society coalition IMALI YETHU, and the Free...

Treasury warns about online scammer

The National Treasury has issued a warning regarding a scammer who allegedly poses as the Deputy Minister of Finance, Mondli Gungubele, asking people on...

Mangaung has the least consumer debt

Drastic steps against the biggest defaulting consumers – including government departments and entities – might have landed the Mangaung Metro Municipality at the bottom...

Five government departments granted roll-overs

Five Free State government departments have been granted money to continue with existing projects. During the mid-term budget speech MEC of Finance Elzabé Rockman...

These are the items that will be zero-rated for VAT

Government has proposed that white bread flour, cake flour and sanitary pads should be included in the basket of zero-rated VAT items from April...

Lobby group calls for ‘pro-poor approach’ budget

Describing Finance Minister Tito Mboweni’s maiden medium-term budget policy statement today as “one of the most challenging”, the Budget Justice Coalition (BJC) has called...

Expect ‘hell’ in ‘unpopular’ medium-term budget

Commentators expect an unpopular medium-term budget, low on spending and heavy on savings, ahead of its delivery tomorrow by Finance Minister Tito Mboweni. While unions...

SA could face another VAT increase, say experts

South Africans should brace themselves for the possibility of another VAT hike as Sars struggle to raise enough tax. Senior tax consultant Bernard Sacks told...

Report into looting at VBS is Mboweni’s first test – DA

Democratic Alliance (DA) member of parliament (MP) Kevin Mileham said in a statement on Wednesday that The Great Bank Heist report which reveals wide-scale looting at...

Mangaung leads in property registration

Mangaung has been announced as the number one city in South Africa to register property this means that the exchange of property has become...

Fuel price march to Treasury on the cards

The Democratic Alliance (DA), Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (Outa) and taxi associations in Tshwane have announced a march to National Treasury next Tuesday to...

National Treasury to help Mangaung with financial recovery

National Treasury responded with urgency to the call of the Mangaung Metropolitan Municipality Mayor, Olly Mlamleli, to assist with a financial recovery plan for...

One man’s gospel through jazz

Famous composer and musical prodigy, Ludwig van Beethoven, once said: "Music is the mediator between the spiritual and the sensual life." One saxophonist from Bloemfontein,...

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...