Sarah Smit
Sarah Smit is a general news reporter at the Mail & Guardian. She covers topics relating to labour, corruption and the law.
A drained state hurts the economy
/ 20 February 2024

A drained state hurts the economy

And there are fewer journalists to hold policymakers accountable for this decline

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Budget 2024: Jury’s still out on tax hikes
/ 19 February 2024

Budget 2024: Jury’s still out on tax hikes

The budget is expected to lay out plans to raise R15bn in revenue, amid a commodity-induced slump

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The Fiscal Cliff: Shallow state purse deepens jobs crisis
/ 18 February 2024

The Fiscal Cliff: Shallow state purse deepens jobs crisis

In this instalment of The Fiscal Cliff – a Mail & Guardian series on how South Africa’s budget has been shaped – Sarah Smit considers the intimate link between the country’s ultra-high unemployment rate and austerity

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EFF manifesto: Freedom from the economic fight?
/ 13 February 2024

EFF manifesto: Freedom from the economic fight?

Some believe the Red Berets could pull the government too far to the left, but its lack of ideological clarity suggests otherwise

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