This shift in focus on social care funding could inject some honesty into the system.
South African Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba is trying to spearhead a more stable economic landscape.
Whether measures announced by Gigaba will stave off a downgrade of South Africa's local currency debt by one remaining rating remains to be seen.
Without improved state government policies to alleviate stressed industries and communities, Queenslanders’ income and wealth will suffer.
The Queensland government pays a higher interest rate than Queensland mortgage holders. Plans for both urban and rural rejuvenation need to start with fixing government finances.
The government will change the way debt is reported.
Restricting 'good debt' to funding physical assets could make it harder to fund education, health, and other social initiatives.
In Africa, those consuming water from stand posts often pay the highest price.
Africa is facing an annual financing gap for water infrastructure of around $45bn to meet the needs of its citizens. Where is the money going to come from?
Controversy dogs South Africa’s nuclear energy plans.
South Africa's Parliamentary Budget Office had 10 months to prepare its findings about the cost of a nuclear programme. Its final report was little more than a summary of other institutions' work.
Doing the numbers dance.
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Royal finances have come under close scrutiny in recent days after the Public Accounts Committee told the royal household it must earn more and spend less – a bit like the rest of the country in an era…