Taxes that will hit your pocket

The bulk of the R28 billion increased tax revenue will come from personal income tax and higher dividend tax as National Treasury avoids the... read more

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President’s salary may increase to R3.9m

The president of the country can expect a salary of R3.9 million over the next three years. This is more than 30% of what President Jacob Zuma... read more

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R5bn tertiary funding: Blade is happy, DA says it’s a short-term solution

Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande is satisfied with the R5 billion additional injection of funds proposed for tertiary fees, while the... read more

Watch: Budget 2017 in a nutshell

Income tax, sugar tax, government debt and increased social grants, here are the main points Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan made in the 2017... read more

Health industry welcomes sugar tax but reckons ‘it should have been higher’

The announcement that sugar-sweetened beverages will be taxed within a year has left a bitter sweet taste in the mouths health industry experts.

Treasury eases sugar, carbon taxes. Blade’s colleges move down the queue

The sugar tax will go ahead, but Treasury has tweaked it with a lower rate than originally proposed and a steep discount for concentrated drinks like Oros.

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Another R5bn for student funding, but not without consequences

An extra R5 billion is set to be allocated to top up the R32 billion injection of funds already allocated for higher education student funding over the medium term.

Budget 2017: Gordhan backs radical transformation

Inequality, poverty, unemployment and concentration of wealth were driving the case for radical transformation and the call for inclusive growth, Finance Minister Pravin... read more