Economy

South Africa names Pravin Gordhan finance minister

The Presidency has announced that Pravin Gordhan, the previous minister of co-operative governance and traditional affairs, is to take up the position of minister of finance. He held the same position from 2009 to 2014, and now replaces David van Rooyen.

finance minister   south africa, jacob zuma, minsiter of finance, pravin gordhan, david van rooyen

Joburg to host African securities exchanges conference

The African Securities Exchanges Association will hold its annual conference in Johannesburg later this month, where discussions will explore the future and evolution of African stock markets. The conference will also look at the value of integration, as well as sustainability.


South African aviation sector must look at skills shortage

Tackling the skills shortage in South Africa was one of the topics discussed at the global Avi Afrique aviation summit. Unemployment and poverty were other priorities for the sector. A highlight of the event was the Avi Awards, won by a South African entrepreneur for his innovative aircraft.


MTBPS 2015: Nene 'cost cutting reduces government consumption'

Finance Minister Nene says cost containment measures implemented in 2013 have led to a drop in state consumption, and the Treasury has proposed a rise in spending in the long term to sustain debt levels in rough economic times, including a R200-million investment in energy.

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