Thu Feb 23 13:59:27 SAST 2017

Government in R2.2 trillion debt

Proposed state expenditure for the new financial year will total R1.56-trillion, and debt payment interests will rise to R169-billion.

Six bridges flagged for emergency work after Joburg rains

The Johannesburg Roads Agency (JRA) has embarked on the rehabilitation‚ reconstruction and repairs of six bridges across the city‚ following heavy rainfall and flash flooding in early January 2017.

Four cabinet ministers who snubbed Pravin Gordhan during Budget 2017

Members of Parliament from the Economic Freedom Fighters and the Democratic Alliance found common ground in the House during the Budget 2017 address by Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan.

Don't hound us: Life Esidimeni families

Family members of psychiatric patients who died earlier this year hold an ‘Esidimeni 37’ prayer vigil outside Gauteng Health MEC Qedani Mahlangu’s offices yesterday. The 37 patients died after being transferred from Life Esidimeni into the care of NGOs. Findings of the investigation into the tragedy would be released next month, health ombudsman Professor Malegapuru Makgoba said. Picture Creditc: Antonio Muchave. ©Sowetan The families of Life Esidimeni victims have asked to stop being hounded by lawyers.

Elderly woman fights for life after power cuts

An elderly woman is fighting for her life after Emalahleni power cuts rendered her oxygen machine useless.

Gordhan praised for budget that balances calls for transformation with precarious fiscal reality

R400 000 raised after staff assaulted and rhino slaughtered at animal orphanage

Thandi and her calf Picture: Supplied

Gordhan's shot in the arm for lower-end property market

Eskom suspends electricity interruptions - temporarily

Glowing Hanging Light Bulb - Stock image

BUDGET 2017: Brace yourself if you’re a drinker or smoker