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Wage pact weighs on Nene's budget
Wage pact weighs on Nene's budget
This was a medium-term budget characterised by damage control.
More taxing times ahead
More taxing times ahead
The tax burden is going to get heavier, with the government wanting to rake in an additional R39.4?billion from individual taxpayers next year....
Mr Fixit sweeps clean
Mr Fixit sweeps clean
He has been doing sterling work in what is arguably government's most important job for more than a decade, so it comes as little surprise that...
Summer of discontent
Summer of discontent
The governments has ramped up borrowing, sending debt levels soaring from 22% to 41% of gross domestic product in three years, which could mean...
The house Trevor built
The house Trevor built
Has Trevor Manuel spent 12 years constructing an economic breakwater strong enough to absorb a violent storm? Or has all his spadework left him on...
Will the 'populist' thunder pass?
Will the 'populist' thunder pass?
During the medium-term budget policy statement (MTBPS) South Africa's hopes of reaching its goals of halving poverty and unemployment once again...
Spend, baby, spend
Spend, baby, spend
Increased government spending, especially on infrastructure, will provide the economy with some support during the anticipated global economic...
Ruling party vs ruling party
Ruling party vs ruling party
The South African economy was back on the policy frontburner this week with two major documents emerging from the ANC.
RAF gets R2,5bn
RAF gets R2,5bn
The Road Accident Fund (RAF) may have been thrown a R2,5-billion lifeline by treasury in the medium-term budget, but a rethink is required as to...
New carbon tax on its way
New carbon tax on its way
While Finance Minister Trevor Manuel has postponed the implementation of the 2/kWh electricity levy until next July, his medium-term budget policy...
Fiscal stance still conservative
Fiscal stance still conservative
Given our stage of economic development, the national treasury has long been criticised for being too conservative in the face of high unemployment, poverty and inequality. The combination of higher-than-expected revenues and lower-than-budgeted spending by government departments led...
Not quite the green revolution
Not quite the green revolution
The mini budget (or medium-term budget policy statement) given by Finance Minister Trevor Manuel on Tuesday was again, much like February's big...

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