Finance minister Pravin Gordhan called on all South Africans to be resilient, committed and resourceful in his 2016 budget speech. Guided by the National Development Plan, Gordhan is prioritising education, infrastructure development and job creation this year. We look at some of the figures making up the 2016 Budget.
On the eve of the World Economic Forum at Davos, South Africa grapples with three challenges in building an equal society: high unemployment, poverty and inequality. A way forward is in infrastructure investment, considered the most direct way to creating skilled, high-paying jobs.
Nearly three-quarters of South Africa's industry is housed in South Durban. The pollution – and a toxic waste dump – has had a devastating effect on local residents. But the community is fighting back, led by activist Desmond D'Sa and the South Durban Community Environmental Alliance.