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Will Big Business step up to the plate to push growth?

The country's private sector doesn't usually flex its muscles when it comes to political matters, although it certainly showed its influence following the appointment of Des van Rooyen as finance minister...

By Danette Breitenbach 1 Mar 2017

Top business sites in South Africa - January 2017

South African Minister of Finance Pravin Gordhan delivered the South African National Budget Speech for 2017 this week. This event attracts plenty of press and advertiser involvement annually, so here are the top business sites in South Africa for last month...

1 Mar 2017

#Budget2017: Did he do enough?

Despite facing dual political and economic pressures, the minister had a job to do, and he seemingly did that well...

By Marc Sevitz 23 Feb 2017

#Budget2017: Levelheaded speech despite political runctions

This year's budget speech comes amid heightened political tensions, which appear to have a direct impact on the future of Treasury, and ultimately Gordhan himself...

By Tandisizwe Mahlutshana 23 Feb 2017

Budget speech announces further consultations on sugar tax, welcomed by industry

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan's announced in his Budget speech on 22 February 2017 that there would be further consultations on the tax on sugar-sweetened beverages...

23 Feb 2017

The 2017 Budget Speech from an agribusiness perspective

According to Agbiz CEO Dr John Purchase this year's budget speech, from an agribusiness perspective, comes against the backdrop of high food price inflation, a recent positive upturn in agribusiness confidence, and...

23 Feb 2017

The wages of sin rise ever higher - and the net is thrown wider

If you enjoy a cigarette with your rum and coke, your wallet will face a triple threat this year...

By Bianca Capazorio 23 Feb 2017

#Budget2017: Striking the right balance

Gordhan understands that fiscal rectitude is necessary for the growth and transformation of South Africa's economy...

By Kenneth Creamer 23 Feb 2017

The choice between growth and revenue

The global trend towards lower corporate tax rates puts South Africa at a crossroads, with the choice being economic growth or generating additional revenue...

22 Feb 2017

Fortune favours the cautious

First, the good news: The macro-economic backdrop to this year's budget speech is not quite as intimidating as a year ago...

By Professor André Roux 21 Feb 2017

Budget 2017: Only growth can balance the books

Only sustained firmer economic growth can make the fiscal numbers add up...

By Arthur Kamp 17 Feb 2017

Personal income tax hike predicted

PwC predicts a 1% increase for all personal income tax brackets except the lowest...

By Danette Breitenbach 17 Feb 2017

Brace yourselves - income tax increase likely for 2017

We encourage all employers, employees and payroll departments to prepare themselves for an income tax increase that will likely be announced during Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan's upcoming National Budget Speech...

By Cathie Webb 15 Feb 2017

The age of uncertainty

While the (SONA offered little new detail, next week's Budget Speech will have more substance and is of far more interest to market watchers...

By Dave Mohr, Izak Odendaal 15 Feb 2017

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International

Tesco dives into red on accounting scandal

LONDON - Supermarket giant Tesco revealed on Wednesday that it fell into an annual net loss of 40 million due to a costly accounting scandal at Britain's biggest retailer.

13 Apr 2017

India's Flipkart raises US$1.4bn from Microsoft, eBay, Tencent

MUMBAI, India: India's top e-commerce company Flipkart announced on Monday it had raised $1.4 billion in a record funding round that shores up the online retail giant in its fight against Amazon.

11 Apr 2017

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