Professor Steven Friedman says across the board political manifestos are usually quite unrealistic documents.
Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema says he fully supports Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan’s introduction of austerity measures to curb spending among government officials.
The budget has to deal with one big question – what is done about the implications of such a weak ZAR
Prof Friedman writes that the 2014 election is likely to bring new possibilities for the poor – but not enough to ensure anything like the influence on decisions to which democracy entitles them.
The Pan Africanist Movement (Pam) – a breakaway group from the Pan Africanist Congress (PAC) – was launched in Bloemfontein on 16 November 2008 by its president, Thami ka Plaaitjie.
South Africans hoping for any tax breaks in next week’s budget speech should think twice.
According to Ipsos South Africa’s study, Ipsos Government Performance Barometer, the public are not impressed with government performance in most of the policy areas.
Recent events and newspaper headlines speak to a growing frustration with an apparent lack of democratic accountability and service delivery on the part of government.
South AFrica has signed the SADC Gender and Develoment Protocol that aims to ensure a 50% representation of women in decision-making structures.