Finance Minister Tito Mboweni is set to announce his first budget speech tomorrow.

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South Africa's newly appointed Finance Minister Tito Mboweni has a tough balancing act to perform this week in presenting a medium-term Budget policy statement that fends off credit rating downgrades and attracts new investment – all while keeping the electorate happy ahead of next year's national vote.

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The South African Institute of Black Practitioners in partnership with the University of Cape Town has launched a new Property Entrepreneurship Program.

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Finance Minister Tito Mboweni needs to present a clear plan on how government will "pull the economy from the doldrums" and create a new labour-intensive growth path, the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) said on Monday.

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Lonmin has managed to stave off a major financial hurdle, signing a $200 million metal purchase deal with a Chinese company to pave the way for the completion of the R5 billion takeover by Sibanye-Stillwater.

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Verimark surged more than 17 percent on the JSE yesterday after the consumer goods company flagged that it was planning to delist the company after 13 years on the bourse. 

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Lonmin has managed to deliver on its 2018 sales target on the back of a strong price environment. 

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In the week that President Ramaphosa is to host the SA Investment Conference, there are typically a number of media releases about investments in the manufacturing and mining sectors.

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