Modest but Positive Growth for Country in 2017

[News24Wire] The South African economy is expected to grow by 1.3% in 2017, compared to last year’s modest 0.5%, said Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan in the 2017 Budget Overview.

[News24Wire] The South African economy is expected to grow by 1.3% in 2017, compared to last year's modest 0.5%, said Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan in the 2017 Budget Overview.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Agriculture to Assist in SA’s GDP Growth – Treasury

[News24Wire] The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries is set to play a crucial role in the growth of the country’s gross domestic product, according to the 2017 Budget Speech.

[News24Wire] The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries is set to play a crucial role in the growth of the country's gross domestic product, according to the 2017 Budget Speech.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Harare Residents Find Ingenious New Ways to Survive

[GroundUp] As Zimbabwe’s economy falters, some residents of Harare have found ingenious ways to survive. From petrol station attendants who help customers get precious cash, to street people who sell places in bank queues and nurses who treat patients …

[GroundUp] As Zimbabwe's economy falters, some residents of Harare have found ingenious ways to survive. From petrol station attendants who help customers get precious cash, to street people who sell places in bank queues and nurses who treat patients in their cars, hard-pressed Zimbabweans have found solutions to the crisis.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Tax On Sugary Beverages to Be Implemented On Legal Nod

[News24Wire] Government proposes to implement a tax on sugary beverages as soon as the necessary legislation is approved by Parliament and signed by the president, according to the Budget Review.

[News24Wire] Government proposes to implement a tax on sugary beverages as soon as the necessary legislation is approved by Parliament and signed by the president, according to the Budget Review.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Dividend Tax Hiked to 20%

[News24Wire] To reduce the difference between the combined statutory tax rate on dividends and the top marginal personal income tax rate, government is increasing the dividend withholding tax rate to 20%, effective from February 22 2017.

[News24Wire] To reduce the difference between the combined statutory tax rate on dividends and the top marginal personal income tax rate, government is increasing the dividend withholding tax rate to 20%, effective from February 22 2017.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

President Kiir Vows ‘Unimpeded’ Aid to Famine Victims

[Deutsche Welle] South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir has announced a national dialogue initiative in a move to unite the people of South Sudan and to alleviate famine and hunger due to the ongoing drought.

[Deutsche Welle] South Sudan's President Salva Kiir has announced a national dialogue initiative in a move to unite the people of South Sudan and to alleviate famine and hunger due to the ongoing drought.

source: AllAfrica News: South Sudan

Bad Management, Finances Still Plague SOEs

[News24Wire] Operational inefficiencies, poor procurement practices, weak corporate governance and failures to abide by fiduciary obligations have plagued many of South Africa’s state-owned enterprises (SOEs), said Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan in hi…

[News24Wire] Operational inefficiencies, poor procurement practices, weak corporate governance and failures to abide by fiduciary obligations have plagued many of South Africa's state-owned enterprises (SOEs), said Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan in his 2017 Budget Review.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Ruling Party Youths Hold Clean-Up Campaign

[The Herald] Zanu-PF youths yesterday celebrated President Mugabe’s 93rd birthday in style after they carried out a “21st February Movement” clean-up campaign in Harare in honour of the revolutionary leader.The youths were led by the Zanu-PF secretary …

[The Herald] Zanu-PF youths yesterday celebrated President Mugabe's 93rd birthday in style after they carried out a "21st February Movement" clean-up campaign in Harare in honour of the revolutionary leader.The youths were led by the Zanu-PF secretary for Youth Affairs Cde Kudzai Chipanga. Cde Chipanga promised them 8 000 residential stands in Manyame.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Diamonds Now in State Hands – President

[The Herald] President Mugabe has said some diamond mining firms that refused to partner the Zimbabwe Consolidated Diamond Company because they wanted to make money for themselves, are free to leave.Speaking in a wide-ranging interview with ZBCTV on Mo…

[The Herald] President Mugabe has said some diamond mining firms that refused to partner the Zimbabwe Consolidated Diamond Company because they wanted to make money for themselves, are free to leave.Speaking in a wide-ranging interview with ZBCTV on Monday night, President Mugabe said the diamond mining industry was now in the hands of the State.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe