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Tax, wage bill, debt, pandemic: Mboweni’s tightrope budget policy statement

The finance minister has to close the jaws of the hippo and he’s likely to do this by tightening the country’s belt, again.

Confidence at five-and-a-half year low

South Africa's economic confidence fell to a five-and-a-half year low in April, weighed down by expectations of slower growth, higher inflation and a longer cycle of tighter monetary policy, a poll showed on Thursday. The monthly survey of 20 economists showed the Reuters Econometer dived to 207,50 last month, its lowest since November 2002.

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