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  • Who will be Tito Mboweni’s sacrificial lambs?
    by Kabelo Khumalo on Feb 23, 2021 at 6:30 pm

    Johannesburg – Tito Mboweni, the Minister of Finance, faces a tough juggling act when he outlines the nation’s expenditure plan on Wednesday. Mboweni and his National Treasury bureaucrats have a slew of challenges ranging from a once-in-a-century pandemic, weak growth prospects and ensuing job losses. Rating agencies are concerned about the government’s debt trajectory, with The post Who will be Tito Mboweni’s sacrificial lambs? appeared first on Sunday World.

  • Budget Speech 2021: SME sector is looking for signs of improved business confidence
    by SUNDAY WORLD on Feb 23, 2021 at 5:30 pm

    Johannesburg – The Covid-19 pandemic has increased the pace of deterioration of South Africa’s government finances because revenue collection has fallen, the cost of borrowing has increased and it has pushed our economy into its longest recession in over two decades. This has severely affected the SME market, which is a big driver of growth The post Budget Speech 2021: SME sector is looking for signs of improved business confidence appeared first on Sunday World.

  • MTN rewards matric top achievers with laptops
    by SUNDAY WORLD on Feb 23, 2021 at 4:30 pm

    Johannesburg – The MTN Foundation has rewarded South Africa’s top 183 matriculants with laptops for their hard work and dedication displayed in the 2020 National Senior Certificate examinations. “As a reward for their efforts and stellar results, MTN Foundation is handing over laptop computers to the top 33 achievers nationally, as well as providing laptops The post MTN rewards matric top achievers with laptops appeared first on Sunday World.

  • Ramaphosa says class of 2020 made up of scholars of courage
    by SUNDAY WORLD on Feb 23, 2021 at 3:30 pm

    Johannesburg – President Cyril Ramaphosa has paid tribute to the matriculants who sat for the National Senior Certificate (NSC) in 2020 as scholars of courage. “In the face of great difficulties brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, our learners have been resilient, they have done themselves, their families and their country proud,” President Ramaphosa said. The post Ramaphosa says class of 2020 made up of scholars of courage appeared first on Sunday World.

  • Learners with special needs score over 600 distinctions
    by SUNDAY WORLD on Feb 23, 2021 at 2:30 pm

    Johannesburg – Learners with special education needs achieved a combined total of 653 distinctions, in the 2020 National Senior Certificate (NSC) examinations. Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga made this announcement at a ceremony held at the Government Communication and Information System (GCIS), which was joined by the provinces, via video link. Addressing Monday’s event, Motshekga The post Learners with special needs score over 600 distinctions appeared first on Sunday World.

  • Open letter to Tito Mboweni ahead of Budget speech from Kagiso Trust
    by SUNDAY WORLD on Feb 23, 2021 at 2:04 pm

    Johannesburg – In response to your tweet on January 15, 2021, about the urgency of the solution to enable youth who aspire and are willing to become farmers. Kagiso Trust is an institution that has been in existence for over 30 years and dedicated to overcoming poverty by developing and implementing scalable, replicable, and sustainable The post Open letter to Tito Mboweni ahead of Budget speech from Kagiso Trust appeared first on Sunday World.

  • Toll tariffs to increase by 3.39%
    by SUNDAY WORLD on Feb 23, 2021 at 1:30 pm

    Johannesburg – Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula has approved the 2021 toll tariffs as recommended by the South African National Roads Agency SOC Limited (SANRAL). Toll tariffs on South Africa’s national roads will be adjusted on 1 March 2021 by 3.39%. “The toll tariff amounts are adjusted by the annual Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation rate The post Toll tariffs to increase by 3.39% appeared first on Sunday World.

  • Mpumalanga siblings score first place in matric 2 years in a row
    by SUNDAY WORLD on Feb 23, 2021 at 12:39 pm

    Johannesburg – The Kurpershoek family from Middelburg has attributed ‘a lot of grace’ to the performance of their son who became the top achiever in the Mpumalanga 2020 matric class following in his sister’s footsteps who scooped first place in the class of 2019. The 18-year-old Willem from Hoerskool Middelburg obtained seven distinctions in all The post Mpumalanga siblings score first place in matric 2 years in a row appeared first on Sunday World.

  • Teachers’ unions commend 2020 Matric results
    by SUNDAY WORLD on Feb 23, 2021 at 12:30 pm

    Johannesburg – The South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (SADTU) says the Matric 2020 class deserves the outmost praise for enduring the most challenging year. SADTU made the remarks following the release of the 2020 National Senior Certificate (NSC) results by Basic Education Minister, Angie Motshekga, on Monday. The Class of 2020 registered an overall pass The post Teachers’ unions commend 2020 Matric results appeared first on Sunday World.