The Budget 2009


Finance Minister Trevor Manuel's 2009/10 budget tabled in the National Assembly on Wednesday has been broadly welcomed by political parties.

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

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.

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

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

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

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