medium term budget policy statement

 
Budget: It just keeps getting harder to balance state books
Budget: It just keeps getting harder to balance state books
It has gotten progressively tougher to balance the state’s books — as budgets in the past few years have routinely revealed. 
Maiden Mboweni budget confirmed for Feb 20
Maiden Mboweni budget confirmed for Feb 20
Treasury has confirmed that Finance Minister Tito Mboweni will table his maiden Budget in Parliament on February 20 at 2pm.
The finance minister details a plan to ‘rebuild the ancient ruins’
The finance minister details a plan to ‘rebuild the ancient ruins’
It’s not often that Bible verses and Dickens are quoted in the same speech, especially when the speech is to outline the medium-term budget.
Public sector squeeze has begun
Public sector squeeze has begun
President Cyril Ramaphosa’s administration will not fill vacancies for directors general or extend the contracts of others until the conclusion...
Editorial: At last, dignity for women
Editorial: At last, dignity for women
Persistent lobbying and campaigning, mostly by those who menstruate every month, has finally paid off.
‘Fraud, poor governance’ cause municipal crisis
‘Fraud, poor governance’ cause municipal crisis
A growing financial crisis and governance failures at local and provincial government levels have been identified as a “serious fiscal risk” by...
Tough talk but SOEs score again
Tough talk but SOEs score again
Despite a deteriorating budget outlook, Wednesday’s medium-term budget policy statement (MTBPS) granted almost R10-billion more for struggling...
Sars to pay R20-billion owed in VAT refunds
Sars to pay R20-billion owed in VAT refunds
More than 70% of the revenue shortfall that South Africa faces in 2018 is because of a four-year backlog of unpaid value-added tax (VAT) refunds....
Govt ‘no’ to public service wage hikes
Govt ‘no’ to public service wage hikes
The treasury has refused to provide additional funding for the public sector salary bill, because the government can no longer afford it.
Mboweni targets water crisis
Mboweni targets water crisis
Quoting people from Dickens to Isaiah, newly entrenched Finance Minister Tito Mboweni positioned himself as the purveyor of righteousness and enemy...
MTBPS catches markets off-guard
MTBPS catches markets off-guard
This week’s medium-term budget policy statement (MTBPS) was a bitter pill for markets to swallow and could affect how ratings agencies, especially Moody’s, view the country’s prospects, according to analysts....
The showman must now deliver
The showman must now deliver
In some ways this year’s medium-term budget policy statement was almost as bad as last year’s. The bruising reality check that came with larger...

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