Budget 2017: Only growth can balance the books

Lest we forget how far we’ve come

The improvement in the Main Budget primary budget balance (revenue less non-interest spending) over the past four years to an estimated -0.4% of GDP for fiscal year 2016/17, from a deficit of -2.7% of GDP in 2012/13, is a clear statement of intent. It is also a remarkable achievement in a low-growth environment with an excessive unemployment rate and rising demands on state resources.


Book: Family walks in Cape Town

30 easy routes in the city and surrounds

Tim Lundy

For families who enjoy the outdoors and who relish the beauty of the Cape Town environment, this book details 30 short walks in the Peninsula, grouped into five broad areas: Central Cape Town, Atlantic Seaboard, South Peninsula, Southern Suburbs and Northern Suburbs.

Richly illustrated with photographs, each route offers:

  • Illustrated full-colour route map
  • Detailed route description
  • Directions to the start
  • Approximate distance of route, time needed, and effort required
  • Indication of pram-, wheelchair- or dog-friendly routes
  • Points of interest and ideas for fun and relaxing activities

Accessible, informative and ideal for families of all sizes and ages, from the very young to the very old, this book will be valued by Cape Town residents and visitors alike.

Tim Lundy is an accredited mountain guide and a volunteer with the Wilderness Search and Rescue unit. Together with his father and legendary hiking author, Mike Lundy, Tim has helped establish many local hikes and walks. His favourite walks are those he does with his young daughter along the same trails he discovered as a child with his father.

ISBN: 978-1-9282-1314-7| RRP: R160.00

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