Latest articles on Budget 2018

Ekurhuleni commits to pro-poor agenda with progressive budget

The budget was informed by the views of the residents

Cosatu ready for war over VAT hike

Besides wanting more goods to be zero-rated, the federation is upping public sector wage demands

‘Imali yeqolo’: Really, Gigaba? Women fall pregnant to get child support grants?

Gender activists are outraged by the former finance minister’s side comments on government grants during his budget speech.

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.

A case of talk left, budget right

Let’s not fool ourselves: this is not a budget that’s friendly to the poor or the vulnerable

No, minister. Increasing VAT was avoidable

Instead of hitting low earners hard, the budget should have raised wealth and corporate taxes

Fallists ponder sustainable higher education

Although analysts and activists agree that fee-free higher education is a milestone achievement, they’ve raised concerns about the future

How to fill an a-hole’s budget hole

'And, don’t worry, Malusi Gigaba, our finance minister, has a plan — or at least we hope he does'

#Budget2018: Cuts to medical aid tax credits begin

Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba didn’t cut state subsidies for private medical aid members outright but your pocket may still feel the pinch

Infographic: Budget 2018 simplified

What you need to watch out for in this year's budget. Spoiler alert: Everything is expensive

This is what the 2018 Budget says

Government bites the bullet and hikes VAT

WATCH LIVE: 2018 Budget speech

Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba is delivering his first and perhaps last Budget speech.

Comeback king: Gordhan willing to serve in Cabinet for another year

Former finance minister Pravin Gordhan may return to his previous position amidst speculation of a cabinet reshuffle

No reshuffle expected before budget by finance ministry

Despite opposition calling for a reshuffle, the finance ministry has confirmed that Malusi Gigaba will still present the 2018 budget speech

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Zuma, Zondo play the waiting game

The former president says he will talk once the courts have ruled, but the head of the state capture inquiry appears resigned to letting the clock run out as the commission's deadline nears

Stern warning against Covid greets Mthembu’s death

The ANC has slammed conspiracy theorists and cautioned against showing complacency towards the deadly virus

Lala ngoxolo Mvelase Jackson Mthembu

In his announcement, President Cyril Ramaphosa called the late minister ‘a life-long champion of freedom and democracy’

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