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21 Feb 2018 17:57
It's about to be a long year. (David Harrison/M&G)
In his inaugural budget speech, delivered on Wednesday afternoon, Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba described the budget as “tough, but hopeful”.
For the first time since 1993, the government will raise Value-Added Tax (VAT) in an attempt to plug the massive funding hole in the national budget. Below is a simplified infographic on what else to look out for.
Kiri Rupiah is the Mail & Guardian’s online editor. Read more from Kiri Rupiah
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