Budget 2018

 
Ekurhuleni commits to pro-poor agenda with progressive budget
Ekurhuleni commits to pro-poor agenda with progressive budget
Nkosindiphile Xhakaza, the MMC for finance and economic development in Ekurhuleni, delivered the city’s pro-poor budget speech in Eden Park near...
Cosatu ready for war over VAT hike
Cosatu ready for war over VAT hike
The public sector wage talks, the value-added tax (VAT) increase and the withdrawal of a motion to discuss the Reserve Bank in Parliament has set...
Taxman is eyeing your bitcoins
Taxman is eyeing your bitcoins
Last week’s budget revealed that financial authorities, including the South African Reserve Bank and the South African Revenue Service (Sars),...
The Ronald McDonald socks aside...How serious is Cyril about South Africans' health?
The Ronald McDonald socks aside...How serious is Cyril about South Africans' health?
Hours after former President Jacob Zuma’s resignation, President Cyril Ramaphosa was pictured walking and jogging along the Sea Point promenade. ...
EDITORIAL: Good budget or bad, together we can do more
EDITORIAL: Good budget or bad, together we can do more
Malusi Gigaba should be given a role in Generations or the like — something with a part for a stylish smoothie. He certainly is a good actor,...
No, minister. Increasing VAT was avoidable
No, minister. Increasing VAT was avoidable
This week the minister of finance tabled a budget that will, in his words, “cause economic discomfort”. At the same time, it is not clear that...
Fallists ponder sustainable higher education
Fallists ponder sustainable higher education
The government has finally added meat to its commitment to providing fully-subsidised education for the poor and working class by allocating...
A case of talk left, budget right
A case of talk left, budget right
On Tuesday, President Cyril Ramaphosa offered fine words: “The most important people in this country are not those who walk the red carpet in...
How to fill an a-hole's budget hole
How to fill an a-hole's budget hole
The thing about budget holes is that they’re easy to spot.
#Budget2018: Cuts to medical aid tax credits begin
#Budget2018: Cuts to medical aid tax credits begin
The National Health Insurance (NHI) scheme seems to be back on track. On Wednesday, Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba announced a 49% increase over three...
Infographic: Budget 2018 simplified
Infographic: Budget 2018 simplified
In his inaugural budget speech, delivered on Wednesday afternoon, Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba described the budget as “tough, but hopeful”....

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