1. South Africans can take comfort that in spite of all the global economic uncertainty Finance Minister, Pravin Gordhan’s national budget is still fundamentally on track.


  2. Court actions no solution to e-toll dilemma

    Over the past two weeks the Sunday Times has featured articles by Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu and Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan appealing for cooperation and leadership to address challenges facing South Africa.


  3. Well-balanced budget, despite the grumbles

    As a student, I once received a reprimand from the then vice-chancellor, Dr Derek Henderson. “Put your God first, your fellow man second and yourself a very poor third,” he said.


  4. Joe Paypacket spared as load falls on firms

    This is the 22nd year I have covered the national budget speech. I watched Trevor Manuel do some great stuff, but nothing approaches the wisdom Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan displayed in parliament this week.


  5. Toast your last pre-budget dop and smile

    It is nearly three years since Jacob Zuma ousted Thabo Mbeki as president and Pravin Gordhan (PG) took over as minister of finance from Trevor Manuel.


  6. Gordhan’s 2012 budget conundrums

    HOLIDAYS. Sitting on the boat waiting for a fish to bite is a good time to ponder what was on Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan’s mind over the festive season. What will he call on Budget Day, February 22 2012?


  7. The hidden cost of your pay hike

    Many South Africans can tell you where they were when FW de Klerk capitulated in February 1990. Few can tell you that today’s Minister of Finance, Pravin Gordhan, was sitting in jail in Bethlehem in the Free State. Struggle credentials like that could have been traded to become one of the new SA’s multibillionaires.