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SA budgets for land purchases even as expropriation looms

R3.7bn has been set aside to help black farmers who want to purchase land and acquire title deeds.

SA to bail out Eskom without taking on debts

Government to provide Eskom with R69bn, and will not take on the R100bn of debt as requested by the utility.

Funds for NHI to be redirected to improving health services

Negligence claims against health departments skyrocketed to more than R80bn in March 2018.

#Budget2019 in 10 tweets

Eskom gets R23bn a year for the next three years. No changes to personal income tax or Vat.

Read Tito Mboweni’s complete budget speech

The South African finance minister tables the 2019 budget speech in Parliament.

The bottom line and what we are going to do about it

Debt will now breach the 60% level. Growth is essential.

#Budget2019: This is what you’ll pay

Very few changes, but government will collect some money by stealth.

#Budget2019 in a nutshell

'I want to make it clear, the national government is not taking on Eskom’s debt.'

Reining in South Africa’s rampant state wage bill

Stabilising public finances won't be easy given the precarious condition of numerous state-owned enterprises.

Blindsided: What markets thought of the budget

What analysts, traders and economists had to say about MTBPS.

Has the MTBPS done enough to appease Moody’s?

Current statistics are hard to ignore.

The implications of Mboweni’s unashamedly pro-growth budget

Is there any hint that taxes may be raised? Saipa's Ettiene Retief and Annabel Bishop from Investec discuss the facts and possibilities.

Can Mboweni walk his fighting talk?

New finance minister in a fighting mood to change SA’s growth trajectory.

SA sees expanded municipal bonds spreading debt burden

Currently about half of infrastructure spending by large cities is funded by national government.

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