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Explainer: Budget VAT rise will hurt poor, despite mitigating efforts

“Fact-Check: The Poor Won’t Pay The Most for the VAT Increase”, read a HuffPost headline on Wednesday. Referring to the ...
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Budget 2018: Ratings agency still gloomy amid talk of renewal

“In October last year, things were bad.” Describing the path to where South Africa is today, Treasury’s Director-General Dondo Mogajane ...
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Ingonyama Trust: Ramaphosa warned that meddling with KZN tribal land means ‘playing with fire’

It has driven the outgoing leader of the IFP to tears in the past, and Mangosuthu Buthelezi’s predictions on this ...
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Budget 2018: Heckled, booed and laughed at, Malusi Gigaba cracks Ramaphosa’s new dawn

That it would not be a smooth ride for Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba became clear even before he stood at ...
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Budget 2018: R48bn revenue shortfall piles pressure on beleaguered tax boss Tom Moyane

The tax revenue shortfall is an eye-watering R48.2-billion this year, Minister of Finance Malusi Gigaba said on Wednesday afternoon while ...
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Gupta Inc: It’s now a hand-to-mouth situation at Optimum Coal Mine

On Thursday Optimum Coal Mine CEO George van der Merwe is scheduled to face hundreds of mineworkers who downed tools ...
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Budget 2018: High expectations of Ramaphosa’s administration may be taxing for ordinary South Africans

South Africa’s new president has proven a slick orator in his first week. On Tuesday, replying to the State of ...
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SONA 2018: Ramaphosa charm offensive extends to land expropriation, unemployment and that ‘reshuffle’

It’s difficult to argue with a president who acknowledges anxieties, including those by some opposition parties that white young South ...
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SAPS Clean-Up: Scopa hears of ‘millions’ mooted as IPID flushes out the mess of the Mangaung ‘Shadow State’

2012 Mangaung. Remember it? Five years after Polokwane and the triumphant election of Jacob Zuma as president of the ANC ...
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SONA 2018 Debate: Ramaphosa’s new dawn gets a break amid opposition calls for a clean-up

Old habits die hard. And so the ANC battle-axes on points of order, MPs Chana Pilane-Majake and Bhekizizwe Radebe, were ...
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