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22 February 2018 20:17 (South Africa)
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Evita's Free Speech: Ep.126 – Evita asks: SONA and yet so far? (Video)


Newsflash: Gupta-owned Optimum Coal blames Eskom, Transnet for cash crisis


Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba delivers his maiden Budget Speech. This is his first budget speech under the presidency of Cyril Ramaphosa. 21 February 2018.

While you were sleeping: 22 February 2018

By John Stupart
Photo: SARS commissioner Tom Moyane (GCIS)

Budget 2018: R48bn revenue shortfall piles pressure on beleaguered tax boss Tom Moyane

Photo: Ajay and Atul Gupta.

Gupta Inc: It’s now a hand-to-mouth situation at Optimum Coal Mine


Ntsebeza Inquiry: Panel mum on whether it has managed to source original KPMG SARS report

By Marianne Thamm
Photo: Minister of Health Dr Aaron Motsoaledi briefs media on 8 January 2018, on the status of the current Listeriosis outbreak in the country and sheds light on progress with regard to tracing the source of the outbreak. Photo: GCIS (Flickr)

Listeriosis: Public officials must push message to curb spread of disease – Motsoaledi

By Suné Payne
Photo: South African Musician Hugh Masekela performs during a cultural event to celebrate South Africa’s 10 years of Freedom, in New Delhi, 03 March 2004 (reissued 23 January 2018). According to reports, Hugh Masekela died on 23 January 2018 at the age of 78. EPA-EFE/HARISH TYAGI

Op-Ed: The deep roots of Ramaphosa’s ‘Thuma Mina’

By Tinyiko Maluleke
Photo: A collapsed cliff at the Tormin Mine on the West Coast. Communities affected by mining want a greater say in the Mining Charter. Photo: supplied

GroundUp: Mining communities slam government’s ‘elite deal’ with Chamber of Mines

By GroundUp
Photo: Residents of Cape Town collect drinking water in the early morning from a mountain spring collection point in Cape Town, South Africa, 31 January 2018. EPA-EFE/NIC BOTHMA

Op-Ed: The value of urine in a water-sensitive future

By Dyllon Randall
Photo by David Werbrouck on Unsplash

Op-Ed: What Ramaphosa needs to do to fix state spying, Part 3 – intrusive surveillance and counterintelligence

By Jane Duncan
Photo: Daily Maverick

Budget 2018: NHI gets cash – but its operations remain vague

Photo: President Cyril Ramaphosa gestures during the annual Budget speech delivered by Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba (unseen) at Parliament in Cape Town, 21 February 2018. Photo: EPA-EFE/BRENTON GEACH

Op-Ed: Budget 2018 – Without structural reform, a better life will elude us

By Frans Cronje
Photo: Reuters

Budget 2018: Tax increases set to hit ordinary South Africans hard

By Rebecca Davis
Photo: Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba delivers the annual Budget speech to Parliament in Cape Town, South Africa, 21 February 2018. Photo:  EPA-EFE/BRENTON GEACH

Budget 2018: Business stoic while labour fumes

By Rebecca Davis
Photo: Students from Wits University demonstrate on campus during a fourth week of clashes with police forces during protests against the cost of higher education in Johannesburg, 10 October 2016. Photo: Kim Ludbrook/(EPA).

Budget 2018: Higher education gets R57bn in Budget slated as anti-poor

By Greg Nicolson
Photo: Ronnie Kasrils in Bilbao, Basque Country, northern Spain, 20 February 2013. Photo: EPA/LUIS TEJIDO

Ronnie Kasrils Q&A: Life in South Africa after a decade of Zuma

By Charlie Kimber
Photo: Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba, Deputy Minister Sfiso Buthelezi and their team arrive at Parliament for the 2018 Budget speech in the National Assembly. Photo: GCIS (Flickr)

Budget 2018: Heckled, booed and laughed at, Malusi Gigaba cracks Ramaphosa’s new dawn

By Marianne Merten
Photo: A South African mother and child walk between shacks in the impoverished shack settlement of Masiphumelele, Cape Town, 23 August 2017. EPA/NIC BOTHMA

Op-Ed: Property rights – why the poor need them

By Terence Corrigan
Photo: Then deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa speaks at the launch of the ANC's Nelson Mandela centenary held on 11 February 2018. Photo: Leila Dougan

Op-Ed: SONA 2018, Ramaphosa Rapture and the revitalisation of the ANC

By Mike Roussos
Photo: Finance Minister, Malusi Gigaba briefs the media ahead of delivering the Budget on 21 February 2018. Photo: Leila Dougan

Budget 2018: Not enough money to go around, and especially not for nuclear

By Marianne Merten
Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba addresses the media shortly before delivering his budget speech in the National Assembly on Wednesday afternoon. Photo: Leila Dougan

Budget 2018: VAT is increased – A first for new SA

By Marianne Merten
Photo:  Home-made guns on display at the South African Police Service's (SAPS) Heritage Services Museum in Muizenberg, Cape Town, South Africa, 09 November 2017. South Africa has one of the highest violent crime rates in the world EPA-EFE/NIC BOTHMA

ISS Today: Budgeting to end violence?

File Photo: Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane (GCIS)

Minister Zwane's no-show at Parliament prompts inquiry

By Marelise van der Merwe
Photo: South Africa’s Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba addresses a news conference in Pretoria, South Africa April 4, 2017. REUTERS/James Oatway.

Newsflash: Malusi Gigaba under shadow on Budget Day as damning judgment emerges

By Rebecca Davis
Photo:  South African President Cyril Ramaphosa and former president Jacob Zuma at Tuynhuys on Tuesday night. Photo: @presidencyZA/(Twitter).

Zuma and Ramaphosa: the truth beneath the Cheshire Cat grins

By Carien du Plessis

US actress Jennifer Lawrence arrives for the European premiere of 'Red Sparrow' at Leicester Square in London, Britain, 19 February 2018.

While you were sleeping: 21 February 2018

By John Stupart

Street Talk: Living with the virus (Video)

By Street Talk
Photo: Former springbok coach Peter de Villiers. Photo: Ryan Wilkisky/BackpagePix

SA Rugby: Decoding Divvy and the SARU fog donkeys

By Antoinette Muller
Photo: Since the National Lottery Commission first started allocating grants in 2002, sport has received R6 billion, education R2.8bn. Photo: Ashraf Hendricks

GroundUp: Lottery money – R6bn for sport, only R2.8bn for education

By GroundUp