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Press Releases - 2015


21 Dec
Media Statement: SAA concluding swap transaction with Airbus as directed by Finance Minister (181kb)

20 Dec
Media Statement: Minister of Finance congratulates City of Johannesburg for ratings upgrade by Fitch ratings (170kb)

17 Dec
Media Release: Proposal to provide excise relief for Brandy as announced in Budget 2015: Request for public comment (122kb)

16 Dec
Media Statement: Moody’s affirms South Africa’s ratings at Baa2, revises outlook to negative (159kb)

14 Dec
Media Statement: Statement by Minister of Finance after his appointment (165kb)

11 Dec
Media Statement: Statement by the new Finance Minister Desmond van Rooyen (169kb)

04 Dec
Media Statement: Response to the rating actions by Fitch Ratings (Fitch) and Standard and Poor’s (S&P) (189kb)

03 Dec
Press Release: A320/A330 Swap Transaction (131kb)
Press Release: Implementation of Tax Harmonisation of Retirement Fund Contributions and Benefits (218kb)
Questions and Answers (Q&A): Tax harmonisation and retirement reforms (255kb)

27 Nov
Media Statement: National Treasury’s decision not to invoke Section 216(2) of the Constitution against the 27 defaulting municipalities that have not honoured their payment arrangements (291kb)

25 Nov
Media Statement and related documents: Summary of comments and response and the socio-economic impact assessment report on the draft Financial Intelligence Centre Amendment Bill, 2015
Media Statement: Media reports about developments at SAA (97kb)

09 Nov
Inviting Technical Tax proposals for Annexure C of the 2016 Budget Review proposals (156kb)

02 Nov
Media Statement and related documents: Publication of the Draft Carbon Tax Bill for public comment

27 Oct
Media Statement and related documents: Urgent request for public comment on the Timing of Uniform Taxation and Annuitisation for Retirement Funds in the Taxation Laws Amendment Bill, 2015
Media Statement and related documents: Tabling of Financial Sector Regulation Bill to give effect to Twin Peaks reform

15 Oct
Media Statement: National Treasury’s statement on SABMiller (203kb)

09 Oct
Media Statement: National Treasury appointed Banks to arrange the issuance of a Foreign Currency Denominated Bond (174kb)
Statement to all the registered CFIs (171kb)

01 Oct
Media Statement: Retirement Reform: Extension of consultation period on draft default regulations (99kb)

30 Sep
Media Statement: Postponement of South African Airways SOC Limited annual general meeting (173kb)
Media Statement: Minimum competency levels for Municipal officials effective from October 2015 (107kb)

16 Sep
Media Statement: South Africa comes third in in the 2015 Open Budget Index Survey (189kb)

11 Sep
Media Advisory: MTBPS 2015 (164kb)

02 Sep
Media Statement: Government takes action to establish the extent and abuse of emolument attachment orders for credit granted against Public Servants (92kb)

01 Sep
Media Statement: Moody’s affirms South Africa’s ratings, maintains stable outlook (143kb)

27 Aug
Press Release: Launching of the Central Supplier Database (CSD) (95kb)

24 Aug
Press Release: Urban Investment Partnership Conference 27th and 28th August 2015 in Johannesburg (322kb)

21 Aug
Media Statement: Project spider web document baseless (169kb)

13 Aug
Media Statement and related documents: Strengthening South Africa’s Resolution Framework for Financial Institutions

22 Jul
2015 Draft Taxation Laws Amendment Bill and 2015 draft Tax Administration Laws Amendment Bill
Retirement Reform; Draft Default Regulations for public comment

17 Jul
Media Statement: Response to the OEDC’S 2015 Economic report (233kb)
OECD Economic Surveys: South Africa 2015 (1,455kb)

15 Jul
Press Release: 2014/15 Provincial Budgets: Fourth Quarter Year to Date Provincial Budgets and Expenditure Report (Preliminary Outcome)
Media Advisory: The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) will be releasing its Economic Report/ Assessment of South Africa on the 17 July 2015 (33kb)

14 Jul
Press Statement: Northern Cape unemployed youth to be trained in public finance management (158kb)

08 Jul
Media Statement: Appointment of the BRICS new Development Bank Executive Management Team (250kb)

01 Jul
Media Statement: Government sells Vodacom stake to raise funds for Eskom allocation (179kb)

26 Jun
Media Statement: Parliament passes Eskom Bills (189kb)
Media Statement: Nomination and appointment of officials to BRICS new Development Bank (239kb)

23 Jun
Media Statement and related documents: The International Monetary Fund staff concludes visit to South Africa for 2015

17 Jun
Media Statement and related documents: New South Africa and Mauritius tax treaty enters into force

15 Jun
Press Release: Local Government Revenue and Expenditure: Third Quarter Local Government Section 71 Report For the period: 1 July 2014 – 31 March 2015 (777kb)
Media Statement: Standard and Poor’s affirms South Africa’s ratings, maintains stable outlook (143kb)

06 Jun
Media Statement: Fitch Ratings affirms South Africa’s ratings, maintains negative outlook (143kb)

05 Jun
Media Statement and related documents: 1st batch of the 2015 Draft Taxation Laws Amendment Bill
Press Release: Second Draft of Ministerial Regulations Issued Under the Financial Markets Act No. 19, 2012 (170kb)
Supporting documents on the Second Draft of Ministerial Regulations Issued Under the Financial Markets Act No. 19, 2012

03 Jun
Media Statement: Minister tables Eskom special Appropriation Bill (189kb)

29 May
Media Release: Provincial Budgets and Expenditure Report - Preliminary Outcome for the 2014/15 Financial Year (307kb)

07 May
Media Statement: Statement on SARS reaching an agreement with former officials (171kb)
Media Statement: 2014/15 Financial year-end preliminary outcomes Consolidated Government (226kb)

30 Apr
Media Statement: Finance Minister withdraws implementation of UIF proposal to allow more time for consultation process (180kb)

21 Apr
Media Statement: Request for public comments on the Draft Financial Intelligence Centre Amendment Bill, 2015 and related documents

17 Apr
Media Statement: Request for public comments on the draft Insurance Bill, 2015 and related documents

16 Apr
Media Statement: Minister's statement on SAA (230kb)

08 Apr
Media Statement: Launching of the Central Supplier Database and eTender Publication Portal (623kb)

02 Apr
Provisional Financing Figures as at 31 Mar 2015 (181kb)
Media Statement: Minister Clarifies Media Reports Relating To The Appointment Of ESKOM Board (172kb)
Gazette 38626 - Determination on the Requirements for Hedge Funds (241kb)

01 Apr
Media Statement: Minister of Finance, Mr Nhlanhla Nene, on the Preliminary Outcomes of Revenue Collection for the 2014/15 Fiscal Year (351kb)

31 Mar
Media Statement: Finance Minister Extends Consultation on UIF Proposal By One Month (193kb)
Media Statement: National Treasury Withholds Transfer of Funds to 60 Municipalities (184kb)
Advisory Note: List of Municipalities Affected by the Withholding of Equitable Share as of March 2015 (214kb)

30 Mar
Statement of the National Revenue, Expenditure and Borrowing as at 28 February 2015

19 Mar
Media Statement: Minister announces members of the SARS Advisory Committee (258kb)

09 Mar
Press Release: Publication of the Section 71 outcomes for the 2nd quarter of 2014/15 and the conditional grant information for all municipalities (259kb)

06 Mar
Press Release: Final Declaration and Requirements on Hedge Funds (236kb)
Gazette 38503 - Declaration of hedge funds (622kb)
Gazette 38540 - Hedge fund notice and others (1,066kb)

04 Mar
Media Statement: Minister seeks public comment on proposed temporary reduction of UIF contributions (180kb)
Invitation for public comment on proposed reduction of unemployment insurance contributions: section 6 of unemployment insurance contributions act, 2002 (180kb)

03 Mar
Media Statement: Pending review of the companies and close corporation re-instatement process (175kb)

25 Feb
Media Statement: Statement by Minister Nene on SARS’ governance arrangements (281kb)

20 Feb
Media Statement: Publication of the final Notice and Regulations for Tax Free Savings and Investment Accounts (268kb)
Draft Legislation: Final Notice and Regulations for Tax Free Savings and Investment Accounts

17 Feb
Alert: Public consultation workshops on draft market conduct policy framework (207kb)
Press Release: Provincial Budgets and Expenditure Report for 9 months to the end of Dec 2014

04 Feb
Media Statement: Treasury publishes supply chain management review, first such assessment since 2004 (283kb)
2015 Public Sector Supply chain management review (2,536kb)

02 Feb
Media Statement: National Government and Limpopo agree on hand-over of powers back to the province (272kb)
Media Alert: Change of venue for Johannesburg consultation on Financial Sector Regulation Bill (119kb)

30 Jan
SAA releases results for the 2013/14 financial year (269kb)
Media Statement: Minister Nene's remarks at SAA's post-AGM media conference (283kb)

22 Jan
Media Statement: Finance Minister approves additional guarantee for SAA (175kb)

20 Jan
Media Advisory: Consultations on Financial Sector Regulation Bill and Banks Amendment Bill (124kb)

19 Jan
Media Advisory: Budget 2015 (159kb)
Media Advisory: Budget tips 2015 (121kb)

15 Jan
Media Statement: Finance Minister Nene meets business leaders ahead of World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting (187kb)

13 Jan
Media Statement on Provincial Budgets and Expenditure Review (206kb)





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