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Tag: Budget Speech

Gordhan’s steel cable

For months we have been entertained with poor economic data undermining fiscal prospects. For weeks we have been threatened with a sudden Gordhan dismissal undermining the national interest. In the end,...

“Poor will bear brunt of proposed sugar tax”

According to the IOL, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan’s plan of introducing a sugar tax on sugar-sweetened beverages is likely to hurt the poor the most. Mapule Ncwana, the Beverage Association...

Ministers react to Budget 2016

Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies says this year’s budget has affirmed that South Africa has taken a tougher stance on its fiscal consolidation, which should go a long way in...

Budget 2016: in a climate that is teetering from “the bizarre to the ridiculous”?

The Budget Speech will unfold against a backdrop of major political and economic challenges. The commodity collapse, drought, a falling rand, the Nkandla “about-turn”, the finance minister debacle, a mysterious on-again...

Public procurement reforms underway

In a bid to improve spending on goods and services, government will roll out public procurement reforms over the next three years. Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene announced this when he tabled the...

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