Elections 2019 in South Africa
Business Unity's Sipho Pityana says Tito Mboweni's budget proposals have be too little, too late. Pityana said the finance minister's plans did not go far enough to prevent state-owned enterprises from draining the public purse.
Finance Minister Tito Mboweni has said there won't be any increases to income tax or VAT in the upcoming year. Instead, sin tax and fuel levies will go up. Mboweni announced this as a plan to raise tax revenue
Tito Mboweni's budget speech is less than an hour away, but it will not be the first time that the finance minister grabbed Mzansi's attention with his words. Mboweni is an outspoken Tweeter, and his posts have often caused a stir
A recent survey undertaken by Afric has shown that South Africa appears to have retained trust in the ruling party. The survey also found that President Cyril Ramaphosa also still enjoys support in the nation.
Thabo Mbeki urges the youth of South Africa to register and vote in the upcoming elections. The former president took a moment to remind us that the democracy we enjoy today came at a terrible price.
Finance Minister Tito Mboweni has been preparing for today's budget speech, where we he will have to convince a skeptical nation that he and President Ramaphosa have plans in place to turn around the economy.
An economist has said that Jacob Zuma's last few years in office cost the country R470 billion. Analyst Dennis Dykes has alleged that the Zuma administration resulted in a major drain on the economy, as a result of state looting
Derek Hanekom, the minister of tourism, has taken shots at Johannesburg mayor Herman Mashaba over the way he runs his city. Hanekom made the comments online after Mashaba slammed Cyril Ramaphosa's move to appoint Deputy President
Former Tshwane mayor Solly Msimanga has demanded that Guateng premier David Makhura come clean about his administration's handling of e-tolls. Msimanga claims that Makhura has renewed the e-toll contract, despite public resistance
Supra Mahumapelo, former North West premier, has lost yet another battle to be reinstated into power. This comes despite last weeks High Court ruling, which stated Mahumapelo should immediately resume office.
Briefly.co.za asked South Africans online what they thought of the ANC's new plan to charge a R50 monthly membership fee. In true Mzansi fashion, social media had a lot to say about the proposal. Here's what people thought
Business mogul Patrice Motsepe has rejected suggestions that favouritism will play a role in who gets Eskom's independent power producer contracts. This comes after speculation that Motsepe's company might receive the tender
Briefly.co.za recently took to Facebook to see what citizens thought of the DA's new election billboard, which said the party would take power from the ANC. There were a ride range of comments, from support to outrage.
The ANC is reportedly considering switching its business model by receiving monthly payments from party members. Members of the party said this partly a move to try and reduce the threat of corruption and state looting
The DA's parliamentary chief whip John Steenhuisen has hit back at the ANC after the DA's new election billboard was burned down. He took to Twitter, where he said that South Africa has "an ANC problem". The billboard aimed at ANC
The DA's Mmusi Maimane has demanded that Cyril Ramphosa tell the public the truth about the planned Chinese-owned power plant to be built in Limpopo. He slammed the ANC's poor track of service delivery and corruption there
President of the UDM party, Bantu Holomisa, has revealed his ambition to become the deputy president of South Africa, should the ANC seek to form a coalition government. This came as he addressed supporters in Port Elizabeth.
Cyril Ramaphosa's plans to reform Eskom have already received a backlash. ANC allies like the trade unions have pushed back against the proposed unbundling of the power utility, while some figures inside the president's own party
In support of their election campaign and as part of preventing any more state capture, the African National Congress is turning to ordinary South Africans for financial support in the form of regular pledges.
The DA has just unveiled a new billboard that takes a stab at the ANC for the current power crisis in South Africa. Many are frustrated by the signage, saying that the DA often takes cheap shots at the ANC in their campaigning.
Social media had a lot to say about the ANC's new election ad. The ad, which has been featured on billboards, reads, "The power is in your hands." People tore the ad to shreds online. Its timing was admittedly bad
COPE's Mosiuoa Lekota says that Cyril Ramaphosa's denial of the allegation that he sold out his comrades to apartheid police actually proves that did in fact betray his colleagues. This comes after Ramaphosa rejected the claim
Elections 2019 in South Africa