/ 5 October 2022

Government stares down public wage conundrum

South Africa's Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana Presents Budget
Dondo Mogajane, director general of the South African National Treasury, Enoch Godongwana, South Africa's finance minister, David Masondo, South Africa's deputy finance minister, and Edward Kieswetter, commissioner of the South African Revenue Service (SARS), (left to right), make their way to the budget presentation in Cape Town, South Africa, on Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2022. South Africa cut corporate taxes and set more ambitious targets for reducing debt, after a surge in commodity prices led to higher-than-expected tax income. (Dwayne Senior/Bloomberg via Getty Images)
Workers are in the throes of a cost of living crisis, which could force the government to fold on its hard line against more spending

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