The Budget 2009

The Budget 2009

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SA ramps up spending to fight slowing growth
SA ramps up spending to fight slowing growth
SA ramped up spending in its 2009 budget but cut taxes to counter a global slowdown and boost an economy seen limping to its lowest rate of growth.
Manuel announces R5,4bn for fight against crime
Manuel announces R5,4bn for fight against crime
Trevor Manuel announced during his budget speech on Wednesday that the government will be spending R5,4-billion in the fight against crime.
Parties welcome Manuel's budget
Parties welcome Manuel's budget
Finance Minister Trevor Manuel's 2009/10 budget tabled in the National Assembly on Wednesday has been broadly welcomed by political parties.
Barack my budget
Barack my budget
Finance Minister Trevor Manuel and US President Obama both like to get more bang from each buck.
Manuel won't go gently
Manuel won't go gently
Uncertainty persists over the future of Trevor Manuel, but after last week's budget speech, he will not go gentle into the good night of retirement.
How green is our budget?
How green is our budget?
Faranaaz Parker looks at where Trevor Manuel's plan hits and misses the mark when it comes to environmental reform.
Oh what joy
Oh what joy
The increase in infrastructure spending could cushion South Africa's economy from the global economic crisis, writes Lynley Donnelly.
Gearing up for tough times
Gearing up for tough times
The economic period ahead will be the most challenging yet faced by SA's democracy. Lloyd Gedye reports.
Rich pickings
Rich pickings
Despite a R13,6-billion tax cut for individuals, higher-income earners will be worse off, writes Maya Fisher-French.
Varsities on a budget high
Varsities on a budget high
The extra R700-million for higher learning is a welome relief, write Primarashni Gower and Cornia Pretorius.

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