TimesLive - Politics Four cabinet ministers who snubbed Pravin Gordhan during Budget 2017 2017-02-23T08:59:57.000000Z Members of Parliament from the Economic Freedom Fighters and the Democratic Alliance found common ground in the House during the Budget 2017 address by Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan. Praise all round for Gordhan 2017-02-23T06:37:26.000000Z Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan had walked a difficult road but has produced the best Budget possible, said opposition parties and analysts yesterday. EINA! Tax hikes will hurt but fatcats will feel pinch too 2017-02-23T06:18:30.000000Z South Africans reeling from the tax hikes announced yesterday to fill a R28-billion hole in the state's finances should take comfort in that they are not alone - the president, his cabinet and the rich in general will have to endure the pain, too. WATCH: Four unusual gifts MPs have received 2017-02-22T17:55:51.000000Z Chocolates, whiskey,books – even bath salts. Members of Parliament have to disclose their trips, shares and gifts in the annual register of members’ interests. But some gifts have left us rather puzzled. Court battle over alleged nuke deal resumes 2017-02-22T17:08:39.000000Z The court battle between social justice organisations and the government over the alleged R1-trillion proposed nuclear deal with Russia - the biggest ever procurement by the government - resumed in Cape Town on Wednesday. 'Cut in government spending would have been better than these tax hikes' 2017-02-22T16:21:54.000000Z A bloated public service and failed strategy to grow the economy are to blame for South Africans now facing increases in tax. eThekwini mayor Gumede announces plan to turn around Durban's fortunes 2017-02-22T14:12:00.000000Z Small businesses‚ military veterans‚ the youth‚ the disabled and subcontractors will be the biggest beneficiaries of a major revamp of Durban's economic transformation policies. Angry Great Kei residents call for mayor to resign 2017-02-22T13:26:12.000000Z More than 1 000 disgruntled residents of Great Kei marched to the municipal offices in Komga on Wednesday to call for Mayor Loyiso Tshetsha's head and the entire council to step down. 'This is how I will protect state patients'‚ says Dr Gwen Ramokgopa 2017-02-22T12:19:00.000000Z Here is the pledge by Gauteng MEC for Health‚ Dr Gwen Ramokgopa‚ as she explains how her department will act on the Health Ombudsman Recommendations delivered on 22 February 2017‚ in the wake of the deaths of an estimated 100 mental patients who were moved from formal state care to ill-equipped faci... State psychiatric patients will receive improved care‚ closer to their families - Gauteng Health 2017-02-22T12:00:21.000000Z Transfer of 789 mentally ill patients in 22 NGOs will begin next week‚ Dr Gwen Ramokgopa said on Wednesday‚ explaining interventions being undertaken by the Gauteng Health Department following the shocking death of state psychiatric patients.