NDP Mandate Paper to facilitate budget reprioritisation – 08 September 2017

Minister in the Presidency responsible for Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Jeff Radebe says a Mandate Paper, developed to facilitate budget reprioritisation, will be used in this year’s budgeting process to align spending to government priorities. The Mandate Paper was developed after the National Planning Commission recommended the intervention with the aim of guiding budget allocations…

Knowledge-based economy key to SADC integration – 08 September 2017

For Southern African Development Community (SADC) economic integration to be realised, the region will need to be transformed into an information and knowledge-based economy, Minister of Communications Ayanda Dlodlo said on Thursday. The Minister was addressing delegates from 15 SADC countries who have been meeting in Durban since Monday to discuss the region’s ICT infrastructure.…

Treasury monitoring Markets for foreign Currency Bond – 07 September 2017

National Treasury is continuing to monitor market conditions for the issuance of a foreign currency denominated bond, it said on Wednesday. “National Treasury stipulated in the Budget Review 2017 that an equivalent of US$2 billion in funding would be raised in the international capital market to meet part of government’s foreign currency obligations. National Treasury…

Nine-Point Plan Creating a Better Life for South Africans – 07 September 2017

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa says government’s Nine-Point Plan has been stimulating economic activity since the intervention was announced by President Jacob Zuma three years ago. The Deputy President was answering questions in the National Assembly on Wednesday. “In 2015 President Zuma announced the reprioritisation of government interventions to support economic growth through the Nine-Point Plan.…

Call for improved ICT infrastructure in SADC region – 07 September 2017

With information and communication technologies transforming the way people live, work, learn and communicate, more infrastructure is still needed in the rural, peri-urban and township areas. Improved infrastructure could help address the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region’s socio-economic issues, ensure better quality of life, boost regional economic integration and bridge the inequality gap and…