Despite goals set for tax reforms in retirement funds and social security in Budget 2014, not all of them have been met. Will finance minister Nhlanhla Nene continue the work of his predecessor Pravin Gordhan? Budget 2015 will provide more clarity on government’s future direction.
This year South Africa can look forward to the national elections, especially considering our most recent economic shifts. We take a look at the complicated relationship between COSATU and the ANC, the Public Protector’s report on the infamous Nkandla and predictions around low interest rates and the weak rand.
The number of man-days lost due to strikes has averaged 3.4 million for the nearly two decades since democracy. That is the average; the actual number fluctuated wildly from less than 1 million to over 12 million in some years. JP Landman provides us with an analysis and opinion on the current labour relations situation in South Africa.
President Jacob Zuma unexpectedly announced that he has decided to refer the much criticized Protection of State Information Bill back to parliament. The bill had been passed by parliament earlier this year and was passed to Zuma for signing into law. The bill was the target of many campaigns including one by the Right to […]
There are 13 political parties represented in Parliament. The ANC has 65.9% of the MPs. To the left of the ANC are two parties, the PAC and Azapo, and they have 0.5% of MPs. These numbers are the result of the national elections of 2009 and reflect Parliament’s current composition.Things have changed a lot over the four and a half years since the last elections and the numbers understate the DA’s current support.