Pravin Gordhan has a tough job trying to please investors, ratings agencies, government and the ANC, while also making sure his budget is pro-poor.
The obscure anti-imperialist hero would baulk at SA cosying up to China and Syria, writes Azad Essa.
The High Level Panel on Assessment of Key Legislation and Acceleration of Fundamental Change Panel is making headway, writes Kgalema Mothlanthe.
Amid the rush to rename, some relics provide a sense of continuity, writes Denis Beckett.
While the figure of R20 an hour falls short of Cosatu’s proposed figure, it offers workers a decent starting salary base, writes Bheki Ntshalintshali.
The national minimum wage cruelly mocks the millions who might have had jobs were they not priced out of the labour market, says Jasson Urbach.
The increased army numbers at #SONA2017 were aimed at showing political foes and civil society formations who was in charge, writes Mike Siluma.
Christopher Malikane says the ANC does not currently possess the political organisation and unity needed to effect radical economic transformation.