Tobacco taxes ‘may increase in October’, as govt looks to rebuild economy

The smokers of South Africa may be asked to pay more for their cigarettes by the…

World Bank forecasts ‘weak’ post COVID-19 recovery for South Africa

The World Bank report is upbeat, however, on the reforms being adopted in to spur South…

Ramaphosa: ‘Every job lost during COVID-19 must be replaced’

President Cyril Ramaphosa said structural reforms and other measures would play a critical role in supporting…

R350 Grant: Here’s how many claims SASSA are yet to deal with

An enormous backlog of R350 grant applications has forced SASSA to change tact – but why…

Govt allocates R6 billion more for special R350 Covid-19 grant

Government has allocated an extra R6 billion to fund the R350 special Covid-19 grant for those…

Parliament approves 0% salary increase for IEC bosses

Pariament has unanimously supported a call by President Cyril Ramaphosa for a retrospective 0% salary increase…

SASSA SRD grants: You can now receive funds directly into bank accounts

It’s probably long overdue, but beneficiaries can now elect to have their SASSA SRD grants paid…

Confirmed: SA’s R70bn loan from IMF is ‘biggest grant so far’

Good news for government: The IMF has approved a loan of R70bn for South Africa, as…

South Africa secures R5 billion loan from African Development Bank

The loan is intended to help bolster South Africa’s fight against the coronavirus pandemic. The African…

SA manufacturing industry crashes by half during lockdown

The manufacturing industry has contracted by 49.4% since the same time last year, with a 98%…