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Gordhan confirms R802bn infrastructure stimulus vision 

By: Brindaveni Naidoo     25th October 2011 Infrastructure was again emphasised in the Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) as government seeks to shift its expenditure over the... 

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SA to roll out ten pilot projects to test NHI proposals

By: Brindaveni Naidoo     25th October 2011 Ten pilot projects, part of the first phase of developing the country’s National Health Insurance (NHI) scheme, would seek to establish reforms in... 

R121.5bn earmarked for local government, human settlements  

By: Brindaveni Naidoo     25th October 2011 Government has set aside R121.5-billion for local government and human settlements for 2011/12, as it moves to eradicate its housing backlog and... 

SA allows deficit to widen as economic recovery loses momentum

By: Terence Creamer     25th October 2011 Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan has responded to the loss of economic momentum in South Africa by allowing for a moderate rise in government... 

Addressing capex planning key as municipal underspending rises 

By: Terence Creamer     25th October 2011 Underspending by municipalities had risen from 14% in 2008/09 to 25% in 2010/11, while provincial underspending rose from 8.3% to 16% over the same... 

FDI inflows to SA rose to R17.3bn in H1 2011

By: Terence Creamer     25th October 2011 Foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows to South Africa rose to R17.3-billion in the first six months of 2011, which was nearly three times higher... 

Gordhan unveils R25bn economic support package, with wage caveat  

By: Terence Creamer     25th October 2011 The South African government would introduce a new R25-billion “economic support package” over the coming six years to improve the competitiveness... 

First phase of Gauteng freeway project to go live in Feb – Sanral 

By: Brindaveni Naidoo     24th October 2011 The first phase of the Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project (GFIP), which will introduce an e-toll system to most of Gauteng’s highways, is... 

Judge Seriti to chair arms inquiry

By: Sapa     24th October 2011 Supreme Court of Appeal Judge Willie Seriti will chair a commission of inquiry into the government's arms deal, President Jacob Zuma announced on... 

Zuma appoints new Ministers

By: Sapa     24th October 2011 President Jacob Zuma announced a Cabinet reshuffle on Monday, sacking Public Works Minister Gwen Mahlangu-Nkabinde and Traditional Affairs and... 

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