The Budget 2009

The Budget 2009


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

Finance Minister Trevor Manuel and US President Obama both like to get more bang from each buck.

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?

Faranaaz Parker looks at where Trevor Manuel's plan hits and misses the mark when it comes to environmental reform.

Oh what joy

The increase in infrastructure spending could cushion South Africa's economy from the global economic crisis, writes Lynley Donnelly.

Rich pickings

Despite a R13,6-billion tax cut for individuals, higher-income earners will be worse off, writes Maya Fisher-French.

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