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R9.5bn set aside for economic competitiveness package

By: Terence Creamer     22nd February 2012 More details have been provided as to the composition of a six-year, R25-billion economic competitiveness package first unveiled by Finance... 

New carbon tax discussion document this year 

By: Terence Creamer     22nd February 2012 A revised carbon tax policy paper will be published during the course of 2012, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan told lawmakers, in Cape Town, on... 

Infrastructure allocations could be withdrawn from chronic underperformers 

By: Terence Creamer     22nd February 2012 Departments and municipalities that persistently failed to spend, underspent, or misspent their capital expenditure budgets risked losing their... 

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No fiscal slippage, but growth outlook poor

By: Terence Creamer     22nd February 2012 Despite concerns of so-called ‘fiscal slippage’ as a result of higher expenditure demands, slowing growth and a modest recovery in tax collections... 

Nuclear features in State’s R3.2tr project pipeline 

By: Terence Creamer     22nd February 2012 A total of 43 major infrastructure projects, with an estimated combined investment value of R3.2-trillion, have been identified by the Presidential... 

Ray of hope in Gordhan’s speech

By: SA News     22nd February 2012 With just hours to go before Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan delivers his Budget Speech, many are expecting the speech’s mood to be an austere one,... 

Botswana lifts ban on new coal prospecting, Severstal ups stake in Liberia project and other news in the Africa Mining roundup

22nd February 2012 This electronic report includes details on Botswana's decision to lift its ban on new prospecting licences for coal, coal-bed methane and related... 

SA: Gordhan: Address by the Minister of Finance, presenting the National Budget, in the National Assembly (22/02/2012) 

22nd February 2012 Honourable speaker It is my privilege to introduce the third budget of President Zuma’s administration. 

Big business unveils ‘beyond advocacy’ plan for SA 

By: Terence Creamer     21st February 2012 The new head of Business Leadership South Africa (BLSA), Thero Setiloane, has laid out his “beyond advocacy” vision for the organisation and its... 

More needed to hit 100-people corruption target – Hofmeyr 

By: Bradley Dubbelman     21st February 2012 Anti-corruption agencies established by government initiatives require greater coordination across all governing spheres if the fight against graft... 

We are dealing with health crisis – Premier

By: Sapa     21st February 2012 The Gauteng provincial government has conceded that there is a crisis within its health department, but premier Nomvula Mokonyane has defended her... 

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