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Five areas of concern to watch for in the MTBPS

'Economic growth in SA has been missing for a decade' - Dr Adrian Saville.

The two big questions ahead of the medium-term budget

Mboweni has to balance the books.

Ratings agencies applaud budget – Treasury

Good chance that Moody's won't cut in March, analysts say.

SA’s had no option but to increase VAT rate – Gigaba

Finance minister says country should have hiked the tax two years ago.

Everybody’s talking about the VAT increase

Had it become inevitable?

‘I think this is good enough to keep us from another downgrade’

Analysts believe that the finance minister has done enough.

SA’s investment grade could be restored in 18-24 months – Gigaba

Budget feedback from ratings agencies 'positive'.

Gigaba makes return to ‘sober budgets of Pravin Gordhan’

No mention of nuclear a relief, lack of focus on expenditure.

VAT hike is Zuma’s legacy

Normal South Africans will now pay in cash for his mismanagement.

RAs still a ‘tax neutraliser’ despite budget – Standard Bank

Rather than fret about the tax burden, consumers should focus on improving their financial planning.

Bonds advance as budget seen averting junk status

Government forecasts debt growth slowing with bond issuance.

Fee-free higher education comes at a high cost

But quadruples the number of poor students that will receive an education.

The come-hither budget

It's designed to appease ratings agencies but does it go far enough?

Read the complete 2018 Budget Speech

Malusi Gigaba delivers his first maiden budget.

VAT increased to 15%

Proposal will likely be met by significant resistance from unions.



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